We had an interesting visitor on the plane this week. A red-tailed tropicbird was sent to us from Los Angeles. It got picked up on a Korean cargo ship and was brought to an International Bird Rescue center, and after disease testing and USFWS approval, it was flown to Midway to be released. Here's a short news story about it.
A lot of our lead paint remediation workers went home yesterday. They do most of their work when the albatrosses are off island, so since the birds are coming back, it's time to go. Here's the photos for the rest of the goings on this week.
John is leading a group through the verbesina on Eastern Island. We received a large five-year grant from NFWF (National Fish and Wildlife Foundation) to get rid of the verbesena on that island. This group was here to evaluate the problem and make recommendations.