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Monday, July 26, 2010

Pueo or Hawaiian Owl



Well, it's been sometime since I posted anything new! Haven't really caught up with editing and processing images and not shooting anything new in terms of subjects, except for this image captured a little over two weeks ago in Moloaa. It's a Pueo or Hawaiian Owl and they seem to hunt mostly in the early morning and late evenings, although I did see one mid-afternoon and late morning (different days) at the lighthouse. That mid-afternoon sighting gave me the spark to check out the Moloaa area, where a few people have told me of recent sightings and that area is just a nice, mellow area, except for the speeding cars. There's also old stories of obake's (ghost) too, but that is for another day!
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5 comments:

Kim said...

Thomas, this takes my breath away. If I ever move and you decide to gift me with a a hui hou gift--like you do for so many others--please make this one mine. Outstanding. I am in awe. Thanks for sharing. Mahalo, Kim

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that I can buy a copy of this pueo. This is a breath-taking ki'i and the pueo is our 'aumakua so this really touches my na'au!

enzo said...

Aloha Thomas,

I'm joining the other two in wondering if it's possible to buy a print of this beautiful picture from you. My email is tmadrone@hotmail.com.

Enzo (Big Island)

Michael Berry said...

I saw this owl just this morning at our home on the hillside up from Launiopoko Park. Is it possible for our area?

Thomas G. Tamura said...

Aloha Micheal,

I am not aware of that park, but doing a quick search, it's located in Maui? And a beach park too? Here in Kauai, I have only seen the Pueo and very rarely the Barn Owl and believe those are the only type of owls seen in Hawaii? The Barn Owl is much lighter in color - tan versus brown for the Pueo, so that is the most distinguishing difference. Of course the face is much different if you get to see it up close. Good luck in seeing it again. Thanks for posting your comment. BTW, I have a few more images in my Flickr (click on the link on the left column). Mahalo, Thomas