No Baking or Gardening for This Guy: Dad Spends Lockdown Building Giant Kookaburra

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Baking, gardening, finally finishing that novel – strategies to fill time during the lockdown have been widely shared over recent weeks and months. But few will have taken on a project anything like that of Queensland man Farvardin Daliri.

Daliri has been busy building a giant kookaburra in suburban Brisbane.

The completed work, of steel and fiber glass, stands at over four meters tall, and even emits the bird’s distinctive laughing call.

“As soon as he starts laughing, the other kookaburras start coming around,” Daliri told ABC Radio Brisbane’s Rebecca Levinston.

This video of the bird doing the rounds of Moggill, a suburb of Brisbane, was uploaded to Twitter by Daliri’s daughter Rafaan Daliri. “My Dad made good use of his time in lockdown,” Rafaan joked in the tweet.

Originally from Iran, Farvardin Daliri is a founder of the Townsville Cultural Festival and said he hopes the kookaburra will make an appearance there. The festival is scheduled for August, but the coronavirus means it’s not yet confirmed if it will go ahead. Daliri told the ABC that if it does, “laughter” will be a big theme. Credit: Farvardin Daliri via Storyful

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    Keep up the good work. ALways look at the brighter things in life.
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    Off The Cracker
    Excellent!!! It's beautiful!
  • T
    Love it!!
  • S
    Wonderful work!
  • K
    Love it! That's hilarious! Good job!
  • E
    What a wonderful job !!!!!!
  • K
    Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree
    Merry, Merry king of the bush is he
    Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh, Kookaburra!
    Gay your life must be.

    Swinging and singing this nursery rhyme I learned while living in Istanbul with my family as my dad was in the Air Force. Extraordinary, wonderful memories! Thank you Mr. Daliri!
  • B
    Maybe it will eat the Virus and all the Media spreading Gloom and Doom. His Big Bird does make one feel happier but wondering what would we do with so much time on our hands.
  • B
    That's so cool!!! Surely not something you see every day!
  • R
    That's cool
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