I got over to Eastern Island and checked on the short-tailed albatross chick this week. It still looks like it's doing alright. It will have to be banded soon. We don't want to lose track of that one. The weather is getting warmer so more of the other albatross chicks are starting to die from starvation or dehydration. I still haven't got any Laysan duckling photos, as I said before though, I like to leave them alone. There isn't much big news out here again this week, but it is the last week for this group of volunteers. We'll be getting a new trio of volunteers on the Thursday flight. That is also the flight that I'm leaving on. I'll be heading back to Alexandria, VA to visit Dasha (my wife), but I'll do one more blog from there next week most likely. I'm not sure if anyone on island will be doing any type of blog for you to get your Midway info. Every once in a while a volunteer will start one. I'll let you know if anyone does.
The vegetation is coming back on Eastern Island. This was all bare sand a month ago.
A white tern found a dead naupaka bush to rest on. Well, I guess it's not quite dead because you can see a few leaves sprouting out of the branch.
I'm showing a few more of the old buildings lately. This is the old machine shop.