Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Just Walking Around
We went for a walk yesterday and saw a bunch of birds that we didn't recognize. There were several we weren't even able to get a shot of because they flew away too quickly. We thought we saw a canary because it was all yellow. I didn't think we had canaries in Hawaii.
I thought this was a sparrow but the neck was all wrong.
This bird also looked like a sparrow but it had that splash of red which was very pretty.
This is some kind of lizard that we see everywhere sunning themselves on the rock walls. I never used to see them when I was growing up here, but they seem to have found a secure home in Hawaii.
This is usually not a good thing. Foreign flora and fauna have been let loose in the islands and changed the ecological balance. Too many indigenous animals and plants have been made extinct by people letting their animals loose. We don't have a true winter. Animals don't die, they multiply.
Aha! You see! There is something good about snow, ice and freezing winters.