A Golden Plover

Though I’ve spent considerable time looking for Golden Plovers in flocks of shorebirds, I’ve never seen one until our trip to Hawaii. While talking to the biologist at the Botanical Garden she mentioned that there were two birds that I could find nearby. One of them was the Golden Plover, a bird that I associate with the beach. Luckily, she told me to look for them on the well-groomed lawns or I would never have seen them.

It didn’t take long to see one emerging from the hedge that lined the resort .

Luckily, it seemed indifferent to people so I managed to get a few good shots both coming

and going.

It was definitely an unexpected treat.