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Category Archive for 'Hawaii'

Ava and Hawaii Beaches

Kauai has a lot of beaches and Ava loves them all.  She categorized the waves as baby waves, mommy waves, and daddy waves.  Ava was a huge fan of the daddy waves.  She also repeatedly asked to go into the deep water. Ava loved the feeling of the strong waves that would explode over the […]

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Hawaii

In the year since we went to Hawaii, my brain made parts of Kauai into my happy place.  I would be writing a patent application and a picture of the trees on this one road would appear in my mind.  You feel like you’re driving through a jungle because the trees on each side of […]

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In Hawaii there was a little cove near the house we rented that is a known spot for seeing turtles.  The turtles were fairly shy, but there were two Black-crowned Night Herons that gave lovely displays.  Here is the adult: The juvenile was even closer to us.  I find it interesting that the juvenile has […]

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Waimea Canyon State Park

Moving to the West Coast after growing up in New England was a culture shock.  But it was also strange because the landscape was so different.  The hills are dry and yellow and not at all like the lush green beauty of New England. Visiting the Waimea Canyon State Park in Hawaii was nice because […]

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Zebra Dove

Hawaii had two doves that you don’t see on the mainland: Zebra Doves and Spotted Doves.  I didn’t get any decent shots of Spotted Doves, but you can see pictures of the ones I took in China here.  Zebra Doves are very small, but they make quite a noise.  My boss was on a conference […]

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Red Jungle Fowl – Chickens

All chickens are descended from Red Jungle Fowl, but the chickens on Hawaii are supposedly a more pure version of Red Jungle Fowl.  In any case, they are magnificent: Chickens in Kauai are like pigeons on the mainland.  They’re everywhere and they’re ready to eat your food.  These guys would get into everything if you […]

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Ava and Beaches

When we were planning the trip to Hawaii, I was worried that Ava might get bored.  I had no reason to worry.  All the beaches below are on Kauai. During our first day at the beach, we started at Baby Beach.  The beach has rocks in the water that prevent the waves from getting too […]

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Rose-ringed Parakeets in Hawaii

We came back today from a week vacation on Kauai.  It was amazing!  I usually get bored by the end of a vacation but this time I was sorry to go home. I didn’t do any specific birding, but I took pictures of birds when I could.  My favorite was the Rose-ringed Parakeets. The male […]

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