Have given myself a good talking to because I forgot to put this up earlier.
Marginalia has a beaut post on an encounter with the rare and striking Nēnē on Kaua'i in Flock off to birdland. And after you've finished feeling envious at the sighting, take a stroll through the other posts, which cover a huge range of topics. (Including turning a weedy backyard into a garden. Maybe I can get some ideas ...)