Friday, November 13, 2009

Honolulu birding

My job has brought me to Hawaii again, and as always the birding here gets weird immediately. The Golden Plovers are expected here in winter, but it's still a shock to see one on the grassy strip along a busy Honolulu street. Then, in the city parks, the mix of Asian and South American species (and European, if you count House Sparrow) just doesn't seem right. When I got free at lunchtime today I walked through a park and saw Red-crested Cardinals, Common Mynas, Zebra and Spotted doves all competing for a scrap of food someone had
dropped. In the trees were several Red-vented Bulbuls, and the Java Sparrows were roaming around gleaning something from the grass.


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