The band is back together.
"Ninja" the Pacific golden plover made its way back to Hawaii on August 15, 2017. Its friend "Tweet-Tweet" was quick to welcome it upon arrival.
Tweet-Tweet made a series of long and loud calls shortly after Ninja made its presumably first visit to its feeding ground of the 2017-18 wintering season. Both of those birds searches for food on different fields in the same block.
Tweet-Tweet and "Couch Potato" was first seen on August 13, 2017. Along with Ninja, that trio of birds are "The Elite Plovers," a close flock of experienced birds.