Saturday, December 18, 2010

Captive Birds or Wild

For this weeks Camera Critters I have some photos from my archives. These shots were taken at the Sealife park on Oahu, Hawaii. While looking thru my old photos I noticed I had taken some shots of birds before I was into birding. Now I need to id these birds. They have beaks similiar to the Brown Booby I saw while in the Caribbean. Since I saw them at the Sealife Park I am not sure if they are native birds to Hawaii or captive birds. Or maybe both captive and natve?  Anyone know?



I had help wiht the id of the two birds below...I am told they are the Masked Boobies. What a name!



Another critter seen at the Sealife park is the dolphin. I am sure these are dolphins from Pacific which are a little different than our Atlantic dolphin. I loved the dolphins but would much rather see them in the wild then in captivity.





These are my critters and to see more go and visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!

24 comments:

EG Wow said...

I like how you captured all four dolphins in mid air!

rainfield61 said...

You have both critters up in the air and down in the water.

Snap said...

I'm with you ... dolphin shows are fun (love the in the air shot), but seeing them in the wild is priceless! I'll hit the bird books and see if I can help. I think I have a Birds of Hawaii book around here somewhere!!!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

They are precious. Not a clue, but happy to view from cold, white Lanark County!

Cheers from Cottage Country!

Jenn Jilks said...

P.S. I love your header! It looks peaceful

Gary said...

Dolphins are favourites of mine. Nice capture. Boom & Gary of The Vermilon River.

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shots

jabblog said...

I love your header. I agree with you about the dolphins - they're too majestic to live in captivity. Beautiful shot, though :-)

Jo said...

Beautiful capture of the four dolphins in the air, Eileen. We also have Brown Boobies visiting our waters as uncommon vagrants. I love the look of the Masked booby. Have a great weekend. Jo

Jessica said...

Beautiful shots. I too am into birding, but my blog is all of my photography. If you go take a peek around I have plenty of birding posts as well.

Jessica
http://themagicalmundane.blogspot.com/2010/12/camera-critter-saturday-mouser-series.html

Bob Bushell said...

The Boobies are great, the Heron is wonderful and the Dolphins, I believe that they should be in the wild, like you did Eileen.

jijie said...

Visiting for CC here, that is an awesome pics, love it

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

LOVE the picture of the dolphins!

Mimi said...

Love your photos, Eileen, particularly the one of the dolphins.
Sorry can't help with ID.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

RNSANE said...

Great pictures all. Having done 88 cruises in my life, I've been very fortunate, many times, to see sea life in the wild - dolphins, on many occasions. Once, in the Mediterranean, dolphins - a huge school of about thirty, followed our ship for an hour, giving us an incredible show.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow! You must be really proud of this shot!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots!

Fishda

Elaine said...

Lovely! Catching all four dolphins in the air isn't an easy shot. It is interesting to go back and find photos you took pre-birder. Photos I took even a couple of years ago look very different than the photos I take now. Congrats on your Wilson's Snipe sighting!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi Eileen,
la foto dei delfini è molto dolce !
Amo questi mammiferi !
Buona girnata :)
Myriam

Lui said...

Precious shots!
Btw your TodaysFlowers link does not lead to your TF post but to TF site! You must link again. I linked to you from your comments in Doug's.

Müge Tekil said...

Hello Eileen,

The dolphins photo is gorgeous! But I can't identify the birds unfortunately!

Merry Christmas to you and your family! :))

Kilauea Poetry said...

Ya, what a name (lol)!
Well I agree..beautiful photo of them though. Funny, your header looks a little like certain areas of our forest here too!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas Eileen!!

Kate said...

I kind of wish I was in Oahu right now. It's snowing buckets outside. Just popped over to wish you a Merry Christmas. Love that dolphin shot! :)

lisaschaos said...

What a great park! So many nice critters!