Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Art, Inspiration, LoweStudio Photos, Personal, Photography | 0 comments

I captured these native Hawaiian seabirds outside my office the other day. I’ve been watching the little baby for the past couple weeks sitting on that branch. Apparently these Mana-o-ku, or white fairy terns return every year to this same branch to nest. “Nest” is a generous term because as far as I can tell there’s no nest up there of any kind. They just simply sit up there on that branch.

Once or twice a day I’ve seen the mama bird go sea-bound to catch fish, leaving the baby bird sitting up there on the branch for what seems like a 4 or 5 hour stretch all by itself. It’s a little precarious to say the least, not to mention a bit sketchy being a little¬†vulnerable¬†puffball bait for predators. But day after day, it’s still there and growing — probably the reason we’ve seen these same birds return to the same spot year after year since it’s apparently so safe.

Hi Mom

Hi Mom

I'm starvin'

I’m starvin’

Snuggle

Snuggle

Just me and mom

Just me and mom