Friday, March 14, 2008

Bad Weather

Today was tropic bird checking day. There were 8 new nests today, but the weather was so bad that we didn't want to catch them to band them. It was really windy and rainy, and sometimes the birds fly away and leave their egg for a while after they are bothered. If the weather is nice, they just come back and everything is fine, but in bad weather the egg can get too cold and fail. We'll get them later. We also couldn't do chainsaw Friday today because of the rain and strong wind.

We had a good game night at Capt. Brooks' tonight. Tomorrow will be an early day since the Australian sailboat will come in first thing in the morning. They are waiting nearby because they can't pull in at night.


The weather was bad for pictures today, but I went down the road and got this Laysan/Black-footed hybrid picture. This bird always comes back to the same place and tries to dance with the Laysan albatrosses. I think it has too many Black-foot dancing genes because the Laysan albatrosses won't have anything to do with it. It still tries though, and maybe one of these years it will find a mate.

2 comments:

Peggy said...

It is heartbreaking that that poor lone cross-breed bird can't get a mate.

Maybe it just dances like a dork. ;-)

Ex-Shammickite said...

It's probably doing the Funky Chicken!