The chick is hard to see in these pictures, but I sat and waited for a few hours and this is the best I could get.
Our first Black-footed albatrosses hatched this week also. I don't have any pictures of that since the weather has been awful the past week (and this week will be very windy too).
The Kahana brought our supplies and fuel. It was good to see the crew again. They are a great group.
We also had another medevac. This time someone needed to be evacuated from a freighter, shown here past the water barge. A Coast Guard C-130 came and picked up the patient and brought him back to Honolulu.
We've had 30-62 mph winds for the past week with very few breaks. Today, the winds are about 40 mph. The winds brought in some very large waves which washed rocks up onto the runway and flooded a large part of the island. This picture is actually a field, not the ocean. Many albatross nests were washed away, but most of the adults should be ok and can try again next season. The only plus is that this should kill a lot of invasive plants.
Quite a few trees were blown down. I'm sure we'll have a few more this week too.
We have to check the fallen branches for trapped birds. This one would be able to get in and out, but I broke the branches off so it can stretch its wings without ruining its feathers.
This was the pillbox on South beach a couple of weeks ago.
This is the pillbox now. It's been through a lot in the almost 70 years it has been here, but this storm was a little too much for it. It's not quite as photogenic anymore. I hope I won't have too many more pictures of this type of thing by the end of this week.