It stopped raining for the most part and we've had some pretty nice days out here. It was a short week with the holiday and 3 days of HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) training for me. We also had a couple of visitors this week. We had an atmospheric research plane stop by to refuel and rest for a day, and we had a couple stop in who's sailboat got hit by lightning and had some fried electronics. Other than that, it was a normal week of watching the albatross chicks try to fly, counting Laysan ducks, getting rid of invasive plants, and planting native ones.
This is the G5 (our plane is a Gulfstream 2 (G2)) doing atmospheric research. It's nice that Midway has an airfield to support things like this.
An endangered Hawaiian coot flew in from the main Hawaiian Islands most likely. It seems to be happy sitting in the ballfield seep.