If you live down under you do and they wake you rather early with their “laughing-like” call. I read they are nicknamed the “Bushman’s alarm clock.” Another interesting thing I learned was the birds mate for life, often using the same nest time after time. Both parents plus the adult female offspring help to egg-sit and raise chicks.
They are the largest kind of kingfisher, but have a preference for insects, rodents, reptiles and frogs rather than fish. I found this interesting, they soften their food by dropping it or beating it. That is a little brutal for those poor frogs.
I am not sure how they are in Australia, but when I visited this pair, they were very friendly and not at all scared of people. I actually petted one of them. It was funny because I was telling it I have a cockatoo and it would never let a stranger pet it. The kookaburra does not have quite the nasty beak of the cockatoo though and has a far better personality. They are very cuddly looking too. Cockatoos are cuddly when they want to be, but it is not always advisable to go up to one for a cuddle.