Sunday morning my husband said to me "Well it looks like we may have a pet, he's outside - sitting real close."
I thought it must be Mr Blue Tongue Lizard who I adore and who was hanging around our back deck last summer, so off I dashed outside in hope to see him, but I was surprised by an absolutely beautiful Kookaburra sitting very low in the gum tree outside our back door.
He was so beautfitul and I couldn't stop looking at him, I even found myself speaking to him, call me mad, but I had great satisfaction in this.
(By the way, Kookaburras are by far my favourite Australian bird.)
I ended up taking loads of pictures of him, here's a couple: