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The rare Ae’o – The Hawaiian stilts are breeding in ponds right beside the roadsides in Maui. The parents to this little one are very tame as they are used to passers-by. Parking on the roadside and using my car as hide I was simply wanting to photograph the two adults from a close vantage point, without them being nervous of my presence. I didn’t realise they were parents for quite a while – not until the little one materialised out of nowhere !  what a bonus!!!

 

The A’eo is an endangered bird on the Hawaiian islands. but can be seen in large numbers at Kealia Ponds in Kihei, on Maui. The five year average count of these Hawaiian stilts across the Hawaiin islands is currently 3000 so they are protected and their habitats are managed to suit their breeding and feeding.  Visiting the new center can be very exiting at this time of year, they are all very busy in the run up to their nesting season..

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A'eo (The rare Hawaiian stilt) - at Kealia Ponds - busy defending their nesting territories-  © Anita Harris -  www.AnitaHarris.com  IMG_0498 IMG_0347 IMG_0408 IMG_0444 IMG_0472 IMG_0467