The Japanese White-Eye is a tiny, adorable bird that was introduced to Hawaii back in the day. They make tiny little nests of grass and whatever else is accessible including tinsel and cotton balls. And the nest is sometimes precariously hanging from one branch, like the nest that hung in my plumeria tree last year.
My favorite characteristic of the Japanese White-Eye is their song. It sounds like little bubbles popping in rapid succession. I guarantee that this little guy is just about to burst into song... He's just waiting to catch your eye!
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Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.