A STRANGE visitor from Australia is causing a flap - in Almondbury.
A kookaburra was spotted roosting in a tree off Fenay Lane - 12,000 miles from home.
And it obligingly sat still for Examiner reader Keith Ramsden to capture it on camera.
Keith, a caretaker at King James's School, Almondbury, saw the bird in the tree as he drove down Fenay Lane at lunchtime.
And he had time to drive home to Kirkburton, collect his camera and drive back.
"It was clearly visible, high among the branches, and it did not fly away," he said.
"A friend of mine worked in Australia for 20 years and he said kookaburras were noted for roosting in the same spot," added Keith.
"I presume it's someone's pet that has flown off from an aviary."
* They are the largest members of the kingfisher family
* The birds are native to Australia and Tasmania
* Most have cream chests and brownish wings
* They are noted for their "laughing" call
* They feed on small mammals, lizards, birds and snakes.