|White-rumped Shama ||Japanese White-eye |
|Laysan Albatross ||Red-crested Cardinal |
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|Chestnut Munia ||Red Avadavat |
|Java Sparrow ||Nene (Hawaiian Goose) |
|Apapane ||Anianiau |
|Common Myna ||Pacific Golden Plover |
We thought we'd check back in with old friend frm New Jersey and provide an update on our recent trip to Kauai. It looks like NJ has been having a cold winter. Things are a bit warmer back now that we are back home in California, but we still have the need to get away, so Hawaii it was this year-- the island of Kauai in particular.
The birding was pretty good. The Red-crested Cardinal, a bird that we only caught a glimpse of in Trinidad, was quite common and even came to the railing of the hotel deck. The Japanese White-eye was a fun little bird. The highlight was the I'iwi, but Mike didn't get a photo so we'll have to settle for the Apapane and Anianiau for endemic birds. The Red Avadavat was a surprise that Chris spotted. The Chestnut Mannikin was interesting too. We didn't get close to where the red-footed boobies roost, but Mike got a shot of one flying by.
Labels: Anianiau, Apapane, Chestnut Mannikin, Common Myna, Japanese White-eye, Java Sparrow, Kauai, Laysan Albatross, Nene, Pacific Golden Plover, Red Avadavat, Red-crested Cardinal, White-rumped Shama