Thursday, January 12, 2012

Kauai 2011 day 12 part 2: Java Sparrows

Okay. Truckload of pictures in yesterday's post, and there'll be another truckload in tomorrow's. So tonight, a smaller post. Which is actually pretty appropriate, as this is the smallest of the three birds these day 12 posts will be featuring. Adult Java Sparrows remind me a lot of Puffins, something you can decide for yourself either by clicking the link or waiting for me to get a couple of days further along. However, the group I came upon on this particular day were all juveniles. Which didn't really matter to me, as they were a lot of fun to watch. Hard to photograph, given how much they hopped around, but fun to watch.

I'm not sure what kind of plant they were so busy stripping seeds off of, but they were definitely efficient at it.

The bird in the foreground still had a few seeds stuck to its beak when it headed over to the edge of the lawn in search of more tasty treats:

Trying very hard not to quote the obvious Hokey Pokey lyric right now...

Not the best photo I've ever taken, but I liked that I caught one of the birds mid-hop:

And to close things out, I shot I took earlier in the day of some nicely backlit low-hanging clouds:

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