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:

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

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

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  3. 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!!!!!

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

    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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

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

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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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

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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. Wow! You must be really proud of this shot!

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  15. 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!

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

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  17. 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.

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  18. Hello Eileen,

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

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! :))

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  19. 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!!

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  20. 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! :)

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  21. What a great park! So many nice critters!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
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