Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Bird of Honolulu

A L O H A !
Honolulu's Official Bird
Manu O Ku

Pairs spend much of the day out at sea
where they are prodigious fishers.
They do not build nests, 
but rest their eggs in 
the natural crotch of trees and branches.
Last I heard, a pair were nesting 
on the grounds of Honolulu's City Hall 
called,  Honolulu Hale

Often Seen in High Aerial Ballet Together

Once you have tasted flight, 
you will forever walk the earth 
with your eyes turned skyward, 
for there you have been, 
and there you will always 
long to return.” 
 Leonardo da Vinci

" You wanna fly, 
you got to give up 
the s**t that 
weighs you down.” 
 Toni Morrison

" Look up at the tree-tops, 
and see how finely 
Nature finishes off her work there.
 See how the pines spire without end 
higher and higher. . . 
Leaves are of more various forms
 than the alphabets 
of all languages put together. . . 
there are hardly two alike, 
and each expresses 
its own character. "
                     Henry David Thoreau

Birds nest on branches, but they know the heights.

 " And sets me on my high places."
2 Samuel 22:34

" Awake. 
Be the witness 
of your thoughts. " 
The Buddha 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday   HERE


Thank YOU
for flying by!
            Warmly, cloudia


kaykuala said...

They fly high together. A wonderful partnership. Fellow humans can well learn something from this. Great pics Cloudia!


DeniseinVA said...

Thank you for introducing me to this beautiful bird, for the uplifting quotes and the marvelous photos of Hawaii

eViL pOp TaRt said...

They are such beautiful birds, and so romantic! I enjoyed today's quotes, so apropos! May you have a great day, Cloudia!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What wonderful birds!

Filip Demuinck said...

hm peace pigeons.


Charles Gramlich said...

Pretty birds. They look a bit like doves to me.

Brian Miller said...

hahahaha i love the morrison quote...and so true!!

aloha from va

Lynn said...

Manu O Ku - what a beautiful bird and a beautiful name for a bird.

TexWisGirl said...

very beautiful birds!!

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Aloha Cloudia ...
Nice birds, nice quotes ...

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm fascinated that Manu O Ku don't build nests. They must be very careful about where they lay their eggs!

Birdman said...

But some days I just can't get off the ground.

Cloudia said...

Thanks jolly friends!

Teresa said...

Love the picture of the birds soaring in an expanse of blue. Thanks for lifting our eyes up to happy things.

William Kendall said...

They're such beautiful birds!

Rajesh said...

Very lovely birds.

Marie said...

Fairy terns! My favorite! I used to love to see them when we lived on Midway. I had no idea they could live so long! Great photos!

RedPat said...

A beautiful bird! Love the shot of them flying, Cloudia.

Marielle Collins said...

Lovely birds! And quotes! Thank you for sharing, Cloudia

Hilary said...

Despite the tropical setting, that first image would make a great Christmas card! And looking up at the palm tree is like looking at a spent cone flower or sunflower. Lovely.

LOLfromPasa said...

What a beautiful pair. I'm glad to be back. Always refreshing and thoughtful - your photos and quotes.

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Elephant's Child said...

Their egg laying sounds a risky business, but they undoubtedly know better than me...

Adam Jones said...

A great looking bird.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, they are gorgeous birds.. I hope their egg hatch successfully. I loved the photos and the pretty quotes.. Your last sky shot is lovely.. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Adam said...

On yesterday's results, I'm glad Hawaii had enough sense to vote the right way.

The Bastard King of England said...

Such lovely birds!

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful birds. Have a great weekend.