We headed over to the town of Volcano to see if we could find some rare forest birds, specifically the Hawaii Creeper and Akepa. Unfortunately, we did not find either of those birds but we did see lots of Apapane, Amakihi, and I'iwi. I had a chance to get photos of this Hawaii Elepaio.
Common Waxbills are native to sub-Saharan Africa. They have become established in Hawaii. They can typically be found in open, grassy areas.
Male Common Waxbill
Japanese White-eye is native to east Asia. It was introduced to Oahu in 1929 and now are found on every island in wet and deciduous forests and suburban areas.
Immature Saffron Finch
Immature Yellow-billed Cardinal
The World is Full of Beauty & Wonder,
Turtle & Hawk