Hosmer Grove

On our first trip to Hosmer Grove in Haleakala NP to look for endemic birds. It was rainy, foggy and freezing cold. I did see one bird – the Iʻiwi or scarlet honeycreeper (Drepanis coccinea). See ʻIʻiwi – Wikipedia and also see ʻIʻiwi – American Bird Conservancy (abcbirds.org). It feeds on the endangered Metrosideros polymorpha – Wikipedia. These photographs aren’t clear because of the weather.

12 thoughts on “Hosmer Grove

  1. SoyBend 2022-12-20 / 5:55 pm

    What cool birds! Lucky you for seeing them. I wrote a short story with honeycreepers but have never seen one in person.

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-12-20 / 6:53 pm

      Love to see your short story on honey creepers. It was really something how the bright red to shone through the fog.

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  2. shoreacres 2022-12-19 / 8:24 am

    ‘Honeycreeper’ is such a perfect name. And there’s another rainbow!

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  3. Anne Lazarus 2022-12-19 / 7:36 am

    Lovely, cheerful pictures.

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  4. Barbara Bryan 2022-12-19 / 7:17 am

    I am curious about the relationship between the last 2 photos of the highway and the rainbow. Were they taken at pretty much the same time of day? Is the rainbow pretty much opposite the highway photo or “next door” to it?

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    • Sherry Felix 2022-12-19 / 10:53 am

      Same time and place one to the left onto the right. 🙂

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