|Gray Francolin, a type of partridge. |
We stayed the month of January and half of February at my sister's place in the Puu Lani Ranch area. These two showed up every morning and apparently are a mating pair. They always stayed together.
|Black Crowned Night Heron|
|Rio Grande Turkey|
This dude is in our back yard and is huge, about 6 inches across. I tried to put my hand on the other side of the web to give perspective on his size but every time I did he would scamper off. He is VERY quick; scared the day lights out of me the first time he moved. The web stretches some four feet between plants. We have learned to take a stick with us when doing yard work to knock down webs that are everywhere. Most of the other spiders are normal size.
|Banana Spider with Wasp for a late snack.|
Jeri and I decided that we needed to have a bird feeder to attract more birds to the yard. We would occasionally see some but they wouldn't hang around for long. Well, we found out that the communication system for birds is fantastic because with in 30 minutes or so of hanging the feeder there were 40 or 50 birds around and on the ground below it. They cleaned that feeder out within a day.
These little guys were visiting our water fountain and/or bird bath.
|Lots of Java Sparrows waiting for the feeder to fill.|
These are all waiting for the feeder to be refilled.
Doves ground feeding
This is a Jackson's Chameleon. The picture was taken by my sister, Sharon, in her front yard at the Puu Lani Ranch area.