White-eyes were introduced to the Hawaiian islands but I can't hold that against them. It's not their fault and they are just too darn cute! We had one make a nest in our plumeria tree this spring and its amazing how tiny their nests are: no bigger than a lemon cut in half.
White-eyes always look a little shocked which adds to their likability. I had to name these guys after the Jimmy Buffett song. They look like they are inside a print for an aloha shirt and they have a striking resemblance to two helpings of piña colada goodness. I wish I was up in the tree with these two... Wish I had a piña colada right about now too.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.