I thought I’d end this weekend of Easter, Passover and Buddha’s Birthday (coming up) with one of the last photos taken of the nest of apapane. Kris got this shot yesterday before we left. I wish we could have stayed to see these fledglings take off.
They changed a great deal in the three days we were in Volcano. That’s survival. Gotta be quick for some things in nature.
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 babies…mouths wide open
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!
Apapane pair in Volcano
This beautiful pair of apapane appeared on our windowsill yesterday. They’ve been hanging around. One of them keeps flying up against the glass as though trying to get in. Kris took this amazing photo.
The apapane is a Hawaiian honeycreeper and plentiful in the rainforest where we live. The days are filled with their beautiful song.
Love our native birds in the rainforest. Love our rainforest!