I turned around when I reached the top of the stairs and sure enough there was a kookaburra sitting on top of the lamppost outside my window looking in.
I walked into my bedroom to grab my cell phone camera and could see the bird's head following my movement as I walked.
As I was watching the bird through my rectangular window I had a flash-back to my youth when watching the television show 'Play School' where they would pick a window to take you through on an adventure, sort of like going through a portal, or more like a port hole, if they chose the round window ... which I think was my favourite window.
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Then I remembered the little kingfisher that nearly killed itself by trying to fly through my window one morning and was largely responsible for me starting to write this blog, something I thought I would never do.
The Bird that Flew into the Window
I've never seen a kingfisher again since that day, but kookaburras are terrestrial tree kingfishers of the genus Dacelo native to Australia.
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Well, if you don't then maybe you look through the square window a bit too much:-)
UPDATE: October 15th, 2018
Looks like I've got myself a little stalker.
I went for a trip to the loo this morning, looked out the rectangular window again at the falling rain outside and there on the lamppost was the kookaburra once more.
I guess you just gotta laugh about it when you are being stalked by a kookaburra:-)