The Ala Wai Canal in Waikiki is surrounded by good walking paths that link several decent-sized parks.
Canoes line the shore at Ala Wai Community Park.
Lots of history here.
It’s a short stroll to the McCully Street Bridge and a view of the slopes of Diamond Head at the end of the canal.
Then it’s over the Makiki Stream Bridge. The stream is not much to look at, but the view is interesting.
The Kalakaua Avenue Bridge is next.
Lots of jellyfish appear as the canal nears the ocean.
And lots of tilapia.
Back toward the other end of the canal is the mouth of Manoa Stream after it’s been joined with Palolo Stream.
I think that’s a goose snoozing along the bank.
And some goslings!
The view’s a little different from another angle.
Lots of ducks near the mangroves.
Some sleep with one eye open.
A friendly bulbul makes an appearance.
A waxbill finch turns up too.
Great way to spend a morning!
This little guy was munching on some pretty purple flowers near the University of Hawaii campus.
Ran into this beautiful Manu o Ku by chance in downtown Honolulu.
Seemed to be getting real comfortable in the Red Ti Leafs outside an office building.
There are a few neighborhoods on Oahu where wild peacocks are quite common, even considered by some to be a nuisance because of their squawking and droppings.
We don’t see them very often, so it was nice to catch a glimpse of this one on a trail where I’ve never seen them before.
Flash at night gave this wild Rose-ringed Parakeet some bright color and made it look almost neon.
Their colors aren’t quite as striking in natural light, but they are still very bright. This one had a nice blue tail that matched the sky.
They make a nice couple.
I swear it looks like he’s smiling.
Several wild cockatoos live in the rear of Manoa Valley.
Credible folklore says they are remnants of the old Paradise Park tourist attraction that featured exotic birds riding bicycles and that sort of thing until it went out of business in the 1990s.
Bruno Mars lived in a small cottage there with his father for a time, and remnants of the park were later used for sets to film the TV series “Lost.”
The cockatoos screech pretty loud, but you don’t always actually see them. It’s a treat when you do.
Aukuu watches like a hawk.
Down the hatch!
Now that’s a Big Gulp.
“Watchoo lookin’ at?”