Saturday, August 19, 2006

The First Kolea of the Season

Drawing courtesy of NZ Birds

Well, I spotted my first Golden Plover of the winter season! 

For those of you who aren't familiar with this migratory bird, it lives in Alaska and then flies all the way to Hawaii for the winter.

Here is a little more on the Kolea (Golden Plover in Hawaiian)

What kind of parents have a baby in Alaska, take care of it for a month and then bolt for Hawaii? Don’t they realize their newborn will band together with other youngsters and try to follow them even though the chances of a family reunion are laughable? (Click title above for the rest of this amazing story)

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