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I remember shrikes from an old NatGeo book on wildlife. They are mean little fellas. But it is what it is, as Bubba said.

We see mostly Zebra Doves, Saffron Finches, Java Finches and a species of Cardinal here in Kona. The cooing of the doves is one of the distinctive sounds here. That in the daytime. At night it's the geckos.

At the Rainforest Zoo we saw a few more interesting Hawaiian species. This is the Nene goose, the state bird
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This is the Pue'o, the Hawaiian Owl
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And this, while not Hawaiian, was too cute! She knew the name of her favorite treat and would ask for it: "MacNut"
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I've been shooting a lot of birds here, as my SIL has a number of feeders out. If/when I finish processing all of them -- I'm waaaaaaaay behind! -- I'll get some posted.
Photos....

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7949323692/" title="Heron and friends by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/7949323692_32b89994bd.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Heron and friends"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7945210490/" title="Turkey dinner by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/7945210490_40b0843d18.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Turkey dinner"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7945207036/" title="Leftovers by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7945207036_57b9b19a83.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="Leftovers"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7945206802/" title="At the feeder #3 by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/7945206802_df98be92e6.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="At the feeder #3"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7945206008/" title="At the feeder #2 by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7945206008_dbe2db9ccb.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="At the feeder #2"></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/lasquetipress/7945205762/" title="At the feeder #1 by Linda M. Cunningham, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7945205762_2ca9139330.jpg" width="375" height="500" alt="At the feeder #1"></a>
Those wild Nene are seriously crabby and aggressive. One of em chased Mrs Sunset for about 30yds the last time we were there.

I wasn't sure if I should punt it through the uprights, or just let the hilarity ensue.

I went with curtain #2...lol
Took myself for a 'little' walk (4 hrs) on Sunday. Jumped the same Great Horned Owl twice as I went bushwhacking/lacerating through the forest.
Lots of fresh sign for deer and moose, did not see either. This time.
Deb - you have a mystery bird?
Favourite bird pic from yesterday's beachwalk....
Beauty-ful, KNB!

Sunset, my daughter ran into some wild nene up at the Volcano. They let her get pretty close, too. And no chasing. They must have mellowed out.

Here's the other birdies:

Mynahs
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Saffron Finches
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And this is a crested cardinal
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I share this video sent to me by a fellow owl lover:
http://www.wimp.com/catowl//
Had to type it in - wouldn't copy. Darn Win98!
(10-09-2012 07:31 AM)BrianW Wrote: [ -> ]I share this video sent to me by a fellow owl lover:
http://www.wimp.com/catowl//
Had to type it in - wouldn't copy. Darn Win98!

Great vid, Brian! As another friend of owls, I loved it!

Went to the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory last Thursday and have a bunch of photos (and some video) from there: got to watch them banding warblers and kinglets by the score. Will get some up when I can.
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