1349 Black-headed Grosbeak

Cushman Trail Gig Harbor, Washington June 25, 2017 This photo is a bit soft, but I’m including it anyway.

1105 Java Sparrow

Java Sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora), also known as Java Finch, Java Rice Sparrow or Java Rice Bird Ala Moana Beach Park, Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014. I think this bird looks more like a finch than a sparrow. It originally came from Indonesia and is a pest bird for rice farmers. It is a caged pet…

1104 Red-crested Cardinal

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 Across the street (sort of) from our hotel we usually stay in (Ala Moana Hotel), is a very large park. It is a good place to see many of the birds that hang out around Oahu. Most of them were introduced from other world regions. Many…

1096 Common Waxbill

Waimanalo Beach Park Waimanalo, Hawaii January 25, 2014 This was a lifer for me. I know this species is not indigenous to Hawaii, but nonetheless, it is thriving in the Hawaiian climate. Many pet birds in Hawaii have escaped to form a new colony. This bird is very tiny and constantly on the move. This…

1078 House Finch

Club Cascadas de Baja Cabo San Lucas, Mexico November 27, 2013 Putting bread out on the lanai is I guess considered cheating, but it certainly attracted a variety of birds for photographing.

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