OK

This is only a Preview!

You must Publish this diary to make this visible to the public,
or click 'Edit Diary' to make further changes first.

Posting a Diary Entry

Daily Kos welcomes blog articles from readers, known as diaries. The Intro section to a diary should be about three paragraphs long, and is required. The body section is optional, as is the poll, which can have 1 to 15 choices. Descriptive tags are also required to help others find your diary by subject; please don't use "cute" tags.

When you're ready, scroll down below the tags and click Save & Preview. You can edit your diary after it's published by clicking Edit Diary. Polls cannot be edited once they are published.

If this is your first time creating a Diary since the Ajax upgrade, before you enter any text below, please press Ctrl-F5 and then hold down the Shift Key and press your browser's Reload button to refresh its cache with the new script files.

ATTENTION: READ THE RULES.

  1. One diary daily maximum.
  2. Substantive diaries only. If you don't have at least three solid, original paragraphs, you should probably post a comment in an Open Thread.
  3. No repetitive diaries. Take a moment to ensure your topic hasn't been blogged (you can search for Stories and Diaries that already cover this topic), though fresh original analysis is always welcome.
  4. Use the "Body" textbox if your diary entry is longer than three paragraphs.
  5. Any images in your posts must be hosted by an approved image hosting service (one of: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, picturetrail.com, mac.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com).
  6. Copying and pasting entire copyrighted works is prohibited. If you do quote something, keep it brief, always provide a link to the original source, and use the <blockquote> tags to clearly identify the quoted material. Violating this rule is grounds for immediate banning.
  7. Be civil. Do not "call out" other users by name in diary titles. Do not use profanity in diary titles. Don't write diaries whose main purpose is to deliberately inflame.
For the complete list of DailyKos diary guidelines, please click here.

Please begin with an informative title:

This is another in what is becoming a long series of distraction diaries.  This one consists of some shots I took yesterday evening and early this morning and a bunch of bird photos I took mid-morning.  I hope you enjoy this little diversion from the right-wing loons.

Intro

You must enter an Intro for your Diary Entry between 300 and 1150 characters long (that's approximately 50-175 words without any html or formatting markup).

031409_0212
Evening at Laie Point on the Windward Oahu coast.

031409_0320
Laie Point.

031409_0364
Fisherman, Laie Point

031509_0130
Rainbow over Makapu'u Beach

Now for some of our feathered friends...
031509_1061
Red-Crested Cardinal, Paroaria coronata alien species in Hawaii from South America

031509_1179
HAI!

031509_0654
Black-Necked Stilt or Ae'o, Himantopus mexicanus knudseni Endemic Endangered

031509_1101
Stilt

031509_1190
Stilt

031509_1045
Stilt

031509_0384
Hawaiian Coot or 'Alae Ke'oke'o, Fulica alai, Endemic Endangered

031509_0392
Coot

031509_0914

Common Moorhen or 'Alae 'Ula, Galinula chloropus sandvicensis, Endemic Endangered.  In Hawaiian mythology this bird was believed to have brought fire from the gods to the Hawaiian people.

031509_0422
Moorhen

031509_0672
Black-Crowned Night Heron (immature) Nycticorax nycticorax hoactli, Resident. I think these birds are almost everywhere.

031509_0714
Heron with Tilapia

031509_0712
Nice catch!

031509_0671
Heron

031509_0807
Heron

031509_1202
Pacific Golden Plover or Kolea, Pluvialis fulva, Winter resident.  I think this is a male that is just starting to get his breeding plumage.  

031309_0243
Golden Plover

031509_0005
Dawn at Makapu'u

031509_0025
Dawn at Makapu'u 2

Thanks for viewing.  Feel free to post your photos and, as always, be good humans.

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to Haole in Hawaii on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 08:30 PM PDT.

Poll

Well?

20%97 votes
17%83 votes
14%67 votes
5%26 votes
3%16 votes
2%11 votes
14%66 votes
4%20 votes
11%55 votes
5%25 votes

| 466 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.