My wife and I recently went to Disney's Aulani Resort with her whole family. The resort is only 35 miles from our house so I didn't really see any birds that I don't already see on a regular basis. But what I did have was some free time to actually get out and take some pictures.
I'm no landscape photographer. I haven't even got the right lenses for decent landscape work. This is the best I could do with my 70-300mm.
This image was taken near noon and the lighting was harsh. Obviously, this has blown out the background but you need a lot of light to really bring out the color in a Red-vented Bulbul. In poorer lighting, they usually look completely black except for the red vents.
I have no idea what this Pacific Golden Plover is eating for breakfast.
This Red-crested Cardinal was enjoying an early morning bath. There was also a Red-vented Bulbul just out of the frame sharing the water. This was taken just after sunrise so the lighting was a bit tricky.
I really like this image of a Pacific Golden Plover against the crashing surf. In reality, the surf was not very big at all and I had to wait for a big enough wave to show up. This plover is already in his breeding plumage and getting ready to fly to Alaska for the summer. There was a flock of plovers near the water. Normally, they're very territorial and I don't think that I've ever seen a group of plovers together.