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1978-12-02: CA: Palo Alto Baylands

@PAB: Palo Alto Baylands
Partial notes from photo catalog.
Teal, Cinnamon @Palo Alto Baylands
Grebe, Pied-billed @Palo Alto Baylands
Sandpiper, Least @Palo Alto Baylands
dowitcher sp. @Palo Alto Baylands
Yellowthroat, Common ♀ @Palo Alto Baylands

1978-12-08: CA: Panoche Valley

@day: Panoche Valley
Duck, Wood @Panoche Valley
Quail, California @Panoche Valley
Egret, Cattle @Panoche Valley
Kite, White-tailed @Panoche Valley
Hawk, Marsh @Panoche Valley
Hawk, Cooper's @Panoche Valley
Hawk, Red-tailed @Panoche Valley
Hawk, Rough-legged @Panoche Valley
Eagle, Golden @Panoche Valley
Kestrel, American @Panoche Valley
Falcon, Prairie @Panoche Valley
Killdeer @Panoche Valley
Plover, Mountain @Panoche Valley
Snipe, Common @Panoche Valley
Dove, Rock @Panoche Valley
Dove, Mourning @Panoche Valley
Woodpecker, Lewis' @Panoche Valley
Woodpecker, Nuttall's @Panoche Valley
Flicker, Common @Panoche Valley
Phoebe, Black @Panoche Valley
Phoebe, Say's @Panoche Valley
Shrike, Loggerhead @Panoche Valley
scrub-jay sp. @Panoche Valley
Magpie, Yellow-billed @Panoche Valley
Crow, Common @Panoche Valley
Raven, Common @Panoche Valley
Lark, Horned @Panoche Valley
Titmouse, Oak @Panoche Valley
Bushtit, Common @Panoche Valley
Wren, Rock @Panoche Valley
Wren, Bewick's @Panoche Valley
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned @Panoche Valley
Bluebird, Western @Panoche Valley
Bluebird, Mountain @Panoche Valley
Mockingbird @Panoche Valley
Starling, European @Panoche Valley
Pipit, Water @Panoche Valley
Warbler, Audubon's @Panoche Valley
Towhee, California @Panoche Valley
Sparrow, Vesper @Panoche Valley
Sparrow, Lark @Panoche Valley
Sparrow, Savannah @Panoche Valley
Sparrow, White-crowned @Panoche Valley
Meadowlark, Western @Panoche Valley
Blackbird, Brewer's @Panoche Valley
Finch, House @Panoche Valley
Goldfinch, American @Panoche Valley
Sparrow, House @Panoche Valley

1978-12-13: CA: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road

@p3101: Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
Vireo, Hutton's 2 @Palo Alto: 3101#22 Middlefield Road
House list.

1978-12-16: HI: Oahu: Wheeler AFB

@day: Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Golden-Plover, Pacific @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Dove, Spotted @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Dove, Barred @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
White-eye, Japanese @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Myna, Common @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Cardinal, Red-crested @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Cardinal, Northern @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Finch, House @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Sparrow, House @Oahu: Wheeler AFB

1978-12-17: HI: Oahu: Honolulu CBC

@day: Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Scaup, Greater @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Frigatebird, Great @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Booby, Brown @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Egret, Cattle @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Night-Heron, Black-crowned @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Coot, Hawaiian @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Stilt, Black-necked @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Tattler, Wandering @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Turnstone, Ruddy @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Sanderling @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Jaeger, Pomarine @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Dove, Rock @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Bulbul, Red-vented @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Munia, Spotted @Oahu: Honolulu CBC
Sparrow, Java @Oahu: Honolulu CBC

1978-12-20: HI: Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS

@NP: Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS: Nu'upia Ponds
@day: Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS
Did not enter the base today; found out the protocol and returned on the 23rd.
Egret, Cattle @Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS

1978-12-21: HI: Oahu: Waipio Peninsula

@day: Oahu: Waipio Peninsula
Cardinal, Red-crested @Oahu: Waipio Peninsula
Ted Makalena Golf Course.
Mannikin, Black-headed @Oahu: Waipio Peninsula

1978-12-22: HI: Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)

@day: Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)
Elepaio, Hawaii @Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)
Thrush, Shama @Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)
Amakihi, Oahu @Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)
Apapane @Oahu: Ai'ea Loop Trail (next time go widdershins!)

1978-12-23: HI: Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS

@day: Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS
Booby, Red-footed @Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS
Noddy, Brown @Oahu: Kaneohe MCAS

1978-12-24: HI: Oahu: Ulupau Head

@day: Oahu: Ulupau Head
Frigatebird, Great @Oahu: Ulupau Head
Booby, Red-footed @Oahu: Ulupau Head

1978-12-25: HI: Oahu: Wheeler AFB

@WAFB: Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Cardinal, Red-crested @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Base housing.

1978-12-26: HI: Oahu

@HZ: Oahu: Honolulu Zoo
@KP: Oahu: Kapiolani Park
@WAFB: Oahu: Wheeler AFB
@day: Oahu
When I first arrived at Wheeler to stay with my sister and brother-in-law, I checked in and got my paperwork. I mentioned that I was a birder and they recommended that I visit an old airstrip that hadn't been used since 1941. I didn't mention that I was also a photographer, or they would have mentioned that photography of the flight line is not allowed.
However, while returning from the old airstrip, driving near the flight line, I saw my lifer Eurasian Skylark and immediately pulled over and started shooting pictures. The bird flew around me in a broad circle, so I was pointing the camera in every direction.
The rig I was using that day was a Novoflex 600mm, which over three feet long and has a passing resemblance to a bazooka. A serviceman walked out of a nearby building labeled “Special Forces,” looked my way, did a triple-take, and ran back into the building.
Shortly I noticed that there was a skirmish line of three Air Police jeeps moving very slowly and cautiously in my direction.
The AP did not literally put me in a cell, but they let me cool my heels in the room adjacent to the cells while they called my brother-in-law over from the west side of the island to vouch for my innocence.
Skylark, Eurasian @Oahu: Wheeler AFB
Bulbul, Red-vented @Oahu: Honolulu Zoo
Myna, Common @Oahu: Honolulu Zoo

1978-12-27: HI: Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP

@KL: Kauai: Kilauea Light
@Kp: Kauai: Kapa'a
@day: Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP
Tropicbird, White-tailed @Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP
Frigatebird, Great @Kauai: Kilauea Light
The second photo shows a Great Frigatebird in the act of robbing a Red-footed Booby. The tiny white speck in front of its bill is the fish it is about to snag in mid-air.
Booby, Red-footed @Kauai: Kilauea Light
White-eye, Japanese @Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP
Trash Bird of the Pacific, photographed from my hotel balcony at the Kauai Beach Boy in Kapa'a.
Mockingbird @Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP
Meadowlark, Western @Kauai: NE area, Kilauea SP

1978-12-28: HI: Kauai: Kokee SP; Kalalau lookout; Peohi Trail (0.5 mi)

@KSP: Kauai: Kokee SP
@Kala: Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
@PT: Kauai: Peohi Trail (0.5 mi)
@day: Kauai: Kokee SP; Kalalau lookout; Peohi Trail (0.5 mi)
Junglefowl, Red @Kauai: Kokee SP
Owl, Short-eared @Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
Elepaio, Kauai @Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
Anianiau @Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
Akikiki @Kauai: Peohi Trail (0.5 mi)
Iiwi @Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
Apapane @Kauai: Kalalau Lookout
You wouldn't think a bright scarlet bird could be inconspicuous, but the first photo shows how well they blend in with Ohia blossoms.

1978-12-29: HI: Kauai: Hanalei; Kilauea SP

@Hana: Kauai: Hanalei
@KL: Kauai: Kilauea Light
@day: Kauai: Hanalei; Kilauea SP
Duck, Hawaiian @Kauai: Hanalei
Pintail, Common @Kauai: Hanalei
Frigatebird, Great @Kauai: Kilauea Light
Moorhen, Hawaiian @Kauai: Hanalei

1978-12-30: HI: Hawaii: Volcano NP

@day: Hawaii: Volcano NP
Omao @Hawaii: Volcano NP

1978-12-31: HI: Hawaii: Saddle Rd

@MK: Hawaii: Mauna Kea area
@day: Hawaii: Saddle Rd
You're not supposed to take rental cars over Saddle Road.
Chukar @Hawaii: Mauna Kea area
Skylark, Eurasian @Hawaii: Mauna Kea area
Photo: Questar 700mm mirror.

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