Friday, March 5, 2021

Fly Kolea

 A  L  O  H  A  
                 From Honolulu!
The greatest weapon

against stress is our

ability to choose one

thought over another.

  William James

Sometimes the most
ordinary things could
be made extraordinary,
simply by doing them
with the right people.
            Elizabeth Green

               And Looking UP 
                       Once in a while!

Feelings are real.
They often become one’s
reality. But they are not
always based on truth.
                  Jesikah Sundin

There is no personal charm

so great as the charm of a

cheerful temperament.

                    Henry Van Dyke

"The Kōlea, Pacific Golden Plover, is a migratory bird that comes to Hawai‘i from Siberia and Alaska at the end of August and leaves for its trip across the north Pacific in late-April to early-May.

The bird’s Hawaiian name, Kōlea, is a phonetic imitation of the sound of its flight call.  One olelo no‘eau (Hawaiian proverb) states ‘Ai no ke kolea a momona hoi i Kahiki!’ (The Kōlea eats until he is fat, and then returns to the land from which he came.)

Unlike many birds capable of trans-oceanic migrations, Kōlea can neither soar nor glide; and, they can’t swim.

When Kōlea fly between Hawai‘i and Alaska, they will continuously beat their wings twice per second for about fifty hours over some 2,500 miles of open ocean—one of the most grueling non-stop migrations in the avian world." Peter T. Young Link

There's a great big 

beautiful world out there,

just waiting to open 

and flower again.

Savor the nectar

that this day brings!


We Love You,

         Pixie & Cloudia

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Elephant's Child said...

I am always awed by bird migrations - some over incredible distances.

Kay said...

It’s so nice to see the kolea back in the islands and we can see one or two on our walks in the morning. Is it Friday already?

Teresa said...

Thanks for the interesting lesson on the kolea! Your pictures in the middle were quite challenging until I saw the shot of Pixie in Zen concentration and realized it is all a matter of the mind :)

Mike said...

I'm glad I'm not a Plover. Being one sounds like a lot of work.

RedPat said...

Those Kolea are incredible!

William Kendall said...

The kolea is pretty.

Cloudia said...

Thanks for migrating here, friends!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Migratory birds really are the most amazing creatures.. super Saturday post Cloudia 💜

eileeninmd said...


The Golden Plover is a beautiful bird! The migrating birds are amazing! I love your sweet Pixie. Great quotes! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for visiting and leaving me a comment.

Shiju Sugunan said...

Plover is pretty. Migratory season coming to an end here too.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, G!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Cloudia,:=) The great distances that birds make in their migration has always amazed me. Thank you for telling us about the Plover's extraordinary journey.