This Hawaiian Coot was cruising on the rippled waters of ʻAimakapā Fishpond at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park.
I saw this Hawaiian coot at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, north of Kailua Kona. It was puttering around in one of the inland lagoons, periodically diving for food, as it is in these photos.
For more information about Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, go to https://www.nps.gov/kaho/index.htm or bigislandhikes.com/kaloko-honokohau-park/.
This Hawaiian coot looked surprised to discover a wayward feather in its otherwise immaculate plumage (above). Several attempts to corral the unruly feather failed, leaving the bird with a distinctly grumpy look (middle photo). But a solution was found (below). Time for a stylish V for Victory lap around the pond.
Posted in response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge ‘Liquid.’
Is this Hawaiian coot mooning me? Cheeky!