Broad leaf tree in flower
Butterfly, Orange County
Turtles, Orange County
Water bird, Orange County
Egyptian goose, Orange County
Twice in a week on the grounds of the Aulani resort in Oahu I saw small diurnal carnivorous mammals which must have been an introduced mongoose? The second time my wife saw it as well, near the location logged here. They seemed accustomed to humans in this crowded spot, but were both constantly moving, and both sightings ended up hidden in plant growth, thus no photos to confirm. This is just a note for my mammal life list.
Nocturnal ants, next to a slug's rear and trail for scale. Rather than forming visually endless lines like ants I'm used to seeing in California, these traveled in a tight formation (of roughly several dozen ants?), sometimes several abreast at any spot. They looked very black to the eye and individually larger than Argentine ants.
Nocturnal slug, Oahu, sidewalk near cultivated plants
Nocturnal millipede on sidewalk next to sandy beach, Oahu. Compared to my finger I estimate was no longer than 40 mm.
Perching bird, Dole Plantation. Finch?
Yellow bird, Dole Plantation
Lizard (gecko?), Dole Plantation. This individual fell out of a shady tree in a cultivated garden at in the mid afternoon. I suppose it could have been nocturnal and fallen?
Spotted dove, Dole Plantation
White doves on a lamp in Magic Island Park, Honolulu
Common(?) myna, Magic Island Park, Honolulu
Shrubby plant host of small lepidopteran between sections of sandy and rock beach.
Small diurnal lepidopteran whose wings flashed orange to the eye in flight, abundant only on what appeared to be one plant species next to a sandy beach on Oahu, near Ko'Olina Lagoon.
Zebra Dove, Ko'Olina Lagoon. Abundant around all human habitations I visited in Oahu, along with the Spotted Dove.
Hermit crab, tidepool near Ko'Olina Lagoon
Tidepool fish near Ko'Olina Lagoon, Oahu. Body length was about one and a half that of an adult convict tang observed next to these.
Wading bird hunting near Ko'Olina Lagoon, Oahu.
Crabs near Magic Island Lagoon. Their bodies were roughly the size of the palm of my hand.
Mollusks (mussels?), tidal puddle, rock jetty near Magic Island Lagoon in Honolulu. Finger included for scale.
Small marine animals (less than 20 mm body length estimated) foraging(?) in a shallow tidal puddle on top of a rock across from Magic Island Lagoon in Honolulu.