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Goin Fish’n at Dawn

I decided to take a trip to the Kawaiʻele Waterbird Sanctuary at dawn.  It is located a few miles west of the house.  It is a a quiet place.  It is a special place to me.

As the sun begins its day on the Sanctuary the quiet is broken. A bugle calls Reveille at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) located nearby.  It is followed the the playing of the National Anthem of the United States.

I am impressed, the Waterbirds not so much.

A Hawaiian black-necked stilt (aka aeʻo, or kukuluaeʻo) decides it is going to do some fishing to start the day.

Fish’n at Dawn




Nēnē Circles the Sanctuary

The skyline over the Waimea Canyon behind the Sanctuary is a light, light, blue.  The nēnē circle the Sanctuary.

Familiar Friends

There are also some familiar friends on the pond such as the Hawaiian Moorhen.

A New Visitor

I notice a bird new to me.  It appears to be a Night Heron.

The Stilts pair up on the ponds.  These two seemed together but separate.

*** Jeff’s Worthless Trivia and Other Thoughts ***

A link to another Post about the Sanctuary is located [here].

This day is a national holiday in the United States – it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Dr. King was born on this day (January 15th) in 1929. King was chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which protested racial discrimination in federal and state law and civil society. The movement lead to several groundbreaking legislative reforms in the United States.

Dr. King gave a speech at my town’s High School (Grosse Pointe, Michigan) on March 14th, 1968.  Three weeks before his death.  The speech was entitled “The Other America.”  The story of the speech and behind its happening is remarkable tale. A link is located [here].

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