Hen Photos

Hawaiian gallinule
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Hawaiian gallinule

This is the 'alae 'ula, a small native bird from the Hawaiian islands. Apparently, there are only about 500 of them left in Hawaii. This family lives in the Waimea Valley in a protected area, and they seem to like to spend their time deep in the wetland cover you can see in the background. Fortunately, they came out to explore and scurry across the lily pads for a little while when we first arrived. Of course, it wasn't long before the little one was getting in trouble with mom, I assume for wandering too far.


Alice's Ducks
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Alice's Ducks

We had another nice walk through Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens today. (Commonly mistaken as just Alice Keck Park. As in Alice Keck's park, but her name was Alice Keck Park, and it is her Memorial Garden.) I only point this out because it was not entirely clear to me until today. Actually, I guess I just never thought about it before today.

So, on to the Ducks. They were chasing each other around the pond the whole time we were there. Ahhh, spring is here! :-D