1114 Ruddy Turnstone

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 Here is set 2 of 2 with 4 photos from this trip.

1113 Ruddy Turnstone

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 Two big highlights for this trip was to photograph the Kolea (Pacific Golden Plover) and some Ruddy Turnstones. I was alerted to the Koleas by my friend Patti Sakai, but the Turnstones was an unexpected treat. I’d love to see this bird in its summer plumage,…

1112 Zebra Dove

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 You find these little Zebra Doves everywhere on Oahu. I love waking up to their cooing. They are smaller than Mourning Doves. This set of 3 photos was taken on and near the beach. It was quite windy and these doves were taking refuge at the…

1111 Zebra Dove

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 This is a set of 3 photos taken in the grass at this beautiful and very large park.

1110 Spotted Dove

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 This is a set of 2 photos taken in the grass.

1109 Spotted Dove

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 This is a set of 2 photos taken on the beach.

1108 Belted Kingfisher

Vaughn Bay, WA February 11, 2014 Here is a little change of pace from the Hawaii photos I’ve been posting. I was watching an otter eat a flounder type fish on a ski dock in front of the house and I pulled out my spotting scope with my point & shoot attachment. While photographing the…

1107 Pacific Golden Plover (Kolea)

Waimanalo Beach Park Waimanalo, Hawaii January 25, 2014 This is a set of 4 photos I took in Waimanalo (the other side of the island from Honolulu). Well, one was taken in Kaneohe. Setting is rough grass next to the beach and at the cemetery. You can easily see why this is called a golden…

1106 Pacific Golden Plover (Kolea)

Ala Moana Beach Park Honolulu, Hawaii January 28, 2014 This was one of the highlights of this trip to Hawaii and a lifer sighting for me. The Kolea is an Artic Tundra breeder, but winters in warm climates like south Asia, Australia, Hawaii and even California. This is a set of 3 photos taken at…

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…

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