The Kahana showed up this week and brought some supplies for the lead paint remediation. The plane also brought 16 people up for that project and they'll be here for 5 weeks. They are a good bunch of guys and seem like they're liking Midway so far. The Chugach band played last night at the All Hands Club, but had to quit early due to electrical problems. It's been a while since they played since a few of the band members were off island for a while.
Michelle and Chris have been catching a lot of ducks and replacing or putting on new bands. We've already been spotting the new ones in the field and they are much easier to read.
People have been seeing a Northern harrier (formerly known as a Marsh hawk) around the island. It's apparently really easy to spot because there's normally a big flock of white terns or noddies harassing it. I haven't seen it yet, but I'll try to get a photo of it for positive ID. I hope it leaves before it eats too many birds.
We've been getting a lot of rain this week, and it's not quite as warm. But it's still beautiful.