|White-rumped Shama||Japanese White-eye|
|Laysan Albatross||Red-crested Cardinal|
|Chestnut Munia||Red Avadavat|
|Java Sparrow||Nene (Hawaiian Goose)|
|Common Myna||Pacific Golden Plover|
We know it's supposed to be a California Bird Blog, but we recently got back from a week in Kauai. We did get some birding in. The Red-crested Cardinal, a bird that we only caught a glimpse of in Trinidad, was quite common and even came to the railing of the hotel deck. The Japanese White-eye was a fun little bird. The highlight was the I'iwi, but Mike didn't get a photo so we'll have to settle for the Apapane and Anianiau for endemic birds. The Red Avadavat was a surprise that Chris spotted. The Chestnut Mannikin was interesting too. We didn't get close to where the red-footed boobies roost, but Mike got a shot of one flying by.