This afternoon we monitored the tropic bird plots and had to catch a couple of them to band or read their bands, and tonight we had a little gathering over at Barry's house to meet the visitors. At least I got to meet most of the visiting people. A lot of the time I never get the chance.
This manta ray was swimming around the tropic bird plot by the harbor. It was about 6 ft. across, so it wasn't a very big one, but it was still interesting to watch.
I was going to show you a tropic bird chick, but this white tern and chick were a little cuter. This is a good parent. It was holding it's wing out to shade the chick from the sun.