Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ruddy Turnstone - Hawaii

Ruddy Turnstone, originally uploaded by Michael A. Nelson.

Keeping with the theme of long range migratory birds, here is the Ruddy Turnstone which breeds in Northern Alaska and the far north of Canada. The Turnstone winters in many areas of the world with this one staying in Hawaii.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pacific Golden Plover - Hawaii

Pacific Golden Plover, originally uploaded by Michael A. Nelson.

Its been awhile since my last entry - busy busy times. While I was in Hawaii there were numerous Golden Plovers all over Hawaii. Most parks and lawns had a few. This one allowed me to get pretty close.

The migration of the Plover is quite amazing with most making the Alaska to Hawaii trip non-stop. If you want to read more about the migration of this Plover check out this site

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Common Waxbill - Hawaii

Common Waxbill, originally uploaded by Michael A. Nelson.

Sometimes the nicest photographs can happen just by going for a walk. In this case I came across the Common Waxbill. This waxbill is native to sub-Saharan Africa but is now common in many parts of the world - A true survivor!!! It is also known as the St Helena Waxbill.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Japanese White Eye - Hawaii

Japanese White Eye, originally uploaded by Michael A. Nelson.

This is lazy photography at its best. I hate to admit it, however I am sitting on a lounge chair by the pool at a Honolulu hotel when this Japanese White Eye decides to pose for me. Naturally I take my camera everywhere and I get this nice shot. So laziness does pay off from time to time.