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Forum: Mixed Plate August 21st, 2010, 03:15 AM
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Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

The white stripe that goes around the eye and down the neck says kolea to me, but I'm not an expert. I know there are stilt-legged sandpipers that look like koleas, though. I'll ask a friend.
Forum: Mixed Plate August 20th, 2010, 03:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Finally saw my first two near Lynch Field in the Hickam area. I have a feeling they've been there for a week or more but I've been too busy to notice. Which says a lot about my week. :(

They do...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 5th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Awwww man. I haven't seen one yet, but it saddens me a bit when the first ones show up. It means school's about to start!
Forum: Mixed Plate May 23rd, 2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Sometimes the younger ones decide not to make the trip if they haven't built up enough fat. Since the birds have certain departure points from which they leave in groups after assembling, maybe they...
Forum: Mixed Plate April 19th, 2010, 05:29 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Thanks for the heads-up. That's a crazy busy week for me, but I'm going to try to make it.
Forum: Mixed Plate August 11th, 2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 87
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Posted By scrivener
Re: Kolea sightings

Maybe, but Mel's not the moderator of this section: Helen is. :)
Forum: Mixed Plate August 11th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: Kolea sightings

Darn it! I have yet to spot any of mine. Kimo, chances are excellent that it is the same bird, as they like to come back to the same spot from year to year.

We also have a rather long-running...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 8th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

First Kolea!

On the lawn in front of the main building at the Kaneohe campus of HPU. He was really scrawny-looking, and I'm pretty sure he got in just in the last sixteen hours or so, because...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 15th, 2006, 03:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Still in their tuxedos. Just like me.
Forum: Mixed Plate August 15th, 2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

First kolea!

I actually went looking around my neighborhood Sunday, hoping to see my Alaskan friends, but it wasn't until Monday at the Fort Shafter golf course (I was at a function) that I saw my...
Forum: Mixed Plate March 25th, 2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

They usually leave right at the beginning of May. There's a one-legged kolea near my school, too.

Most of the koleas I see every day have moulted; a few still have their winter plumage. By the...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 12th, 2005, 02:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Yeah. Their mating and hatching season is from about May to about August. They only stick around long enough for the young to be mature enough to make the flight, then they take off and leave the...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 10th, 2005, 12:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Yes, but Hawaii is not the only place in the Pacific where Kolea live. They are scattered all over the mid- and south-Pacific, including in New Zealand and Australia. So it's quite possible that...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 10th, 2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

This morning, I saw the same first kolea! He was right there on the lawn in front of the fire station. He didn't seem as happy to see me as I was to see him. :(

Then, a few minutes later, I saw...
Forum: Mixed Plate April 26th, 2005, 03:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

I should have posted this last week, but there's one more Kolea lecture, for those of you who are interested in hearing about the work of Wally Johnson and his crew, who monitor kolea every year. I...
Forum: Mixed Plate April 6th, 2005, 03:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

No way. They go there to mate, and how could that not be worth it? Heck, I'd probably fly there, too, if that's what it meant!
Forum: Mixed Plate April 6th, 2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Re: First Kolea

Yeah. The guys I see on my way to school every day are nearly ready, too. Some are completely dressed in their new plumage, while some have only recently begun to make the change. I'll miss them,...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 20th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Smile Re: First Kolea

Kolea is the Hawaiian name for the Pacific Golden Plover (which is a very cool name, if you ask me). The picture I'm attaching is borrowed and modified from...
Forum: Mixed Plate August 19th, 2004, 03:04 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,730
Posted By scrivener
Cool First Kolea

I saw my first kolea of the season this morning--he was hanging out on the front lawn of the Valkenburgh fire station, near Moanalua Shopping Center and Holy Family School. Saw two more later the...
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