I just came back from doing my 3km walk around the neighbourhood before work AND I saw a beautiful Kookaburra on a branch just above my head only 1 metre (3-4feet) away!!!
WOW... and it didn't fly away when I stopped to take a closer look. There are a few living in my suburb but it's rare to see them up close like that.
this is what they look like, chubby, and about 1 ft tall... & cool as!