Kookaburras are iconic Australian birds, famous for their “laughter” call. They are not shy to live in suburbia; often they’ll perch on verandas.
I used the natural shape of the cultivator spring to form the body outline and head of the kookaburra. The wings are see-through bedding mesh formed on thin rod and the beak is square tubing cut on angle and quite large as in real life kookaburras. The eyes are sparkling wine cork caps and the feet are spanners mounted on the handle of an old garden spade. He’s a welcome sight from our kitchen window silhouetted under a shady tree.