Some weeks ago I was in the shower in Tupton. It was just before 6 in the morning. It was still dark. And I became aware that I could hear a kookaburra. This was a bit disconcerting. There aren't many kookaburras in Tupton and I have never previously heard one (although someone round about our place appears to have a cockatoo - I'm sure I hear one occasionally and they are hard to mistake!). Anyway, the bird I could hear from the shower was definitely a kookaburra. Very odd. Then I went into the bedroom and The Builder asked me if I had heard the kookaburra on Tweet of the Day. Ah yes. I had forgotten Tweet of the Day. My kookaburra had been introduced by David Attenborough :-)
This morning I was woken by the loud laughter of several kookaburras. Aside from the fact that it was unnecessarily early (something around 6 in the morning :-) ), it wasn't particularly disconcerting. There are lots of kookaburras round about here.