Watching an apapane nest

Ohia blossom

Ohia blossom

In flight.

In flight.

During my morning ritual of coffee and writing, the most amazing sight greeted me. I noticed a clump of small dried branches on an ohia tree near our front door…a nest! The orange yellow beaks demanding food were barely visible. I grabbed a long lens, not to photograph them, but to get a better look.

Three three babies...mouths wide open

Three babies…mouths wide open

Feeding time.

Feeding time.

Two adult birds tending them.

Two adult birds tending them.

We live in a rainforest of native Hawaiian ohia trees and hapu’u on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Most morning red native honey creepers called apapane sing and do whatever these guys do. They sure sound happy!

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3 comments
  1. Barb said:

    Robin! These are so beautiful! Maybe I will just drive over and sit on your lanai all week instead of going to my show!

    • Thanks, Barb. I feel as though you were with me.

  2. mary Charles said:

    WOW! Very Cool!

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