FERAL CHICKEN, KAUAI, HAWAII, FEBRUARY 23, 2013
Pentax 35mm f2.4
1/350 sec. f8
Wild chickens' constant, all-night cackling and tearing up of gardens irritates residents of Kauai. Why there are so many is obscure. Some people think they got loose on sugar cane plantations over a century, perhaps given a push by the 1992 hurricane that blew coops apart. The resultant crossbreeding of varieties has yielded some colorful roosters like this one, photographed by Deborah Abbott.