The drive up was beautiful.
But of course, by the time I reach my destination the rain had started and birding was not really an option. I did scurry around in the rain until it became a downpour, spotting my one and only Apapane, a beautiful red, black and white honeycreeper.
I decided to spend the night up in the mountains, hoping rain would subside by morning. It did not. So I missed out on some great species and headed down hill to the coast again. Along the way I did score some crappy pictures of these two species!