Far more appropriate to 'fly' the Hawaiian flag today as I have now at least stepped foot on two islands. Not surprisingly, this has been the biggest 'tick' of the day as it add it to the US list as the 48th state that I have visited.
An ancient Dakota parked at LAX Airport before we left did at least stay still long enough to photograph, but not so 3 American Crows, a single Snowy Egret and 9 Western Gulls.The day in general has again been one of lengthy travel, but the flight from LA across 2,500 miles of the Pacific Ocean was on time (09:20 local) and without incident. All of interest were the many and varied 'cloud formations' (several I could not put a name to) enough to satisfy even the most dedicated nephologist. Our first stop after 5 and a half hours in flight was Kahului on the small island of Maui we we spent a full 2 hours and I was able to get out and search among the small stands of trees and bushes.
As if I needed to travel this far, first up was a small colony of House Sparrows
followed by another species introduced to the Islands, a Common Myna is an Asian bird.
The wind continued to blow at a steady 30 knots as shown by the palm trees,
these 2 male House Finch
plus a female House Finch with the 'old man' keeping a careful eye.
With only time for a short walk around one of several parks there was this Zebra Dove,
Finally, ther were a few Spotted Dove that is if you