Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Visitors

Our first visitors left the island tonight on the plane that brought in our second group. It seemed like everyone really enjoyed being here. I finally had a pretty relaxing day just going around the island showing Dasha the sites. She was happy to see the 23 turtles at turtle beach, plus the seals. We had to go jump off of the cargo pier, of course, since it was a warm, sunny day. Here's a few more pictures from Eastern Island yesterday since I haven't had a chance to go through the ones I took today.

An male Great Frigatebird is displaying for the females. The other bird is juvenile.

This Red-footed booby is flying over the mustard flowers. We've been able to keep the mustard from getting over to Sand island for now, but it is the big problem weed on Eastern during the winter and spring. The verbesina is still there, but it takes a little longer to get big.

1 comment:

Peggy said...

I'm so pleased for you that Dasha is with you on the island for a bit!

I'm also glad you don't have to deal with mustard. It's tough and it is hard to "cut the mustard". ;-)