Last time I was in Hawaii I managed to get all sorts of gorgeous bug photographs.
This time my creepy-crawlie collecting wasn’t so fruitful, but I did get some lovely images of birds to make up for it.
Why hello little sparrow
The endangered Hawaiian 'alae 'ula (red billed Moorhen) was my most exciting sighting
The 'alae 'ula is clearly a distant cousin of the flashier NZ pukeko
A black swan. Native in Australia, endemic in NZ, and I had to go to Hawaii to get a photo of one!
I love the ruffling of the feathers. This image is going into my inspiration file
The red bill with the black feathers is amazing!
I love mourning doves. Sometimes I can hear them in the background when I phone home to Hawaii, and it makes me homesick like nothing else.
An exciting caterpillar eats a mango lilikoi leaf.
Ants collect pollen and dew on a squash blossom