I went to Aerobics class today with my high school friend, Joanne who is also a retired teacher.
Yiiiiikes! How uncoordinated can I be? This must mean I can't walk and chew gum at the same time also. When I concentrated on my footwork, my arms just didn't seem to know what to do with themselves. When I concentrated on my arm movements my legs decided they could do whatever they wanted, never mind trying to get anything in rhythm to the music. Sheesh!
Oh wait.... I was going to do this post on the Pacific Golden Plover.
Joanne told me this bird with the tuxedo coloring that we saw outside the Waiau Community Center where the Aerobics class is conducted is a Kolea. That's the Hawaiian name for the Pacific Golden Plover. When our Seattle friends, Patty and Paul were here in March, Patty did mention that she thought it was a plover. Apparently there's an American and a Pacific Golden Plover.
Joanne says there's even some organization that keeps a sighting count on the Kolea and that school children are taught about the Kolea's long, arduous non-stop journey to Alaska annually.
They are certainly a very interesting bird and fun to watch as they skitter everywhere.