I took a spin around the island today to take some pictures with Jim and Nancy (our Phys. Asst. and his wife). They don't have any pictures of the two of them together around the island and I don't really have any pictures of me around the island either so it worked out for all of us.
I think we're at about the maximum number of albatrosses about now. Some of the Laysan albatross are laying eggs already. The females go right out to sea to fatten up again and let the males take the first shift on the eggs. They'll switch off after the females get enough food.
There are thousands of birds on the parade field.
Here's a monk seal crashing the party on Turtle Beach.