Friday, December 24, 2010

Not a lot of camera critter choices in Hawaii, but...

but... I loved the red-footed boobies we saw some years ago during our visit to the Galapagos Islands, and we were delighted this month to find out they also live on the Hawaiian Islands. However, Hawaiian red-foots aren't as tame as their Galapagos cousins, so we were only able to get distant shots of them at the Kilauea Point Wildlife Refuge on the beautiful island of Kauai, which we both loved.

Red-footed boobies, photo by Richard Schear.
Juvenile red-footed booby, Richard Schear photo.

Red-footed booby, photo by Kay Davies.

Wedge-tailed shearwaters, Richard Schear photo.
Laysan Albatross, photo by Richard Schear.

We also saw some Great Frigatebirds flying in the distance, recognizable by their deeply-forked tails. We saw some Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, and Laysan Albatrosses, but no Red-tailed or White-tailed Tropicbirds, and we definitely missed Hawaii's official state bird, the rare and lovely Nene or Hawaiian Goose, no matter where we went.

Posted for Camera Critters, hosted every week by Misty Dawn, even on Christmas Eve.
Thanks, Misty!
For critters captured by other cameras, please click HERE!


Sylvia K said...

Such delightful captures, Kay! I do hope you're feeling better! Wishing you a delightful Merry, Joyous Christmas! Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

I second Sylvia - hope you're feeling better. Love those soaring birds.

eileeninmd said...

Cool post! I love the boobies, great photos. Merry Christmas, Kay!

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lina@happy family said...

Love your birds shots...
Thanks for dropping by; Happy New Year :)

Kay said...

OK... that's it! We're just going to have to take a trip out to Kauai.