On the way there, I just HAD to stop to visit this cool kite factory.
|Not just a shop, but a factory|
|Red Bird of Paradise Kite?|
Of course I'm quite fond of butterflies too.
Now this wasn't a kite, but it certainly was a bird. I think it was a Rocking Toucan. Cool!
|Imagine how lucky the kid who gets to play with this banana-billed toy!|
|Yeah, this one came home with me.|
|Thankfully there is no room in my luggage for this beautifully carved wooden Honu|
|Nutmeg Manikins known by their creepy 'new' name, Scaly-breasted Munia |
which could be the birdie or a skin condition - your call!
|Pacific Golden Plovers|
|Who gargles here? An African Silverbill|
|Soon to arrive, l to r, Zebra Dove, Red-crested cardinals and 2 more African Silverbills|
|And a Munia that thinks itself a Penquin|
|There was some romancing going on - a little Miss on the left |
and Mr. "I got the stuff" to the right
|"Hey, little wahine, I can HULA!"|
|"Great, you Hula, while I get the hell out of here!"|
It took a while for me to give up birding at the little puddle move on. One thing I saw yesterday and today were Falcolins, a type of partridge, of which there are three species on Molokai. None of the partridges hung around long enough for photos. There were lots of Wild Turkeys though, they were plentyful and slow, but I wasn't as interested in photographing them, as I've plenty at home. The photo below was a half-arsed effort of a photo, I took it with my iPhone.
|One of many large turkey flocks on Molokai|
|Looking east, with the pale Mokuooniki Rock in the distance|
|Won't forget the beauty of the waters off Molokai any time soon|