Observation sent in from Marco Dickson. "Koko Crater, Maunalua Bay on Sept 5, 2012." Thanks Marco!!!
A guess at the species ID.
A young pale parrotfish?
Some sort of coris/wrasse?
In front of the orange-spine.
Below the chub.
Not sure if all these are same species, or the same as these guys.
I took this picture from a pull-out on Oahu, but would have liked to visit this state seabird sanctuary. Wiki says this island is "home to over 10,000 Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, 80,000 Sooty Terns, 20,000 Brown Noddys..." so those are the species that likely comprise this flock. From the other side of the island, we saw a steady stream of sooty terns headed around the corner of the lighthouse and towards these islands.
I missed getting shots of the plovers at the lawn above the beach - those were the tamest, closest golden-plovers we encountered in Hawaii.
A solid dozen of them in the trashcans by the parking lot. Something made them scram and they took off, one after another, back to the bushes.