Our Marine Corps visitors are still here this week. A crew of marines came out on an Air Force C-130 to finish repairing the F-18, so now they are ready to go. Other than that, it's been kind of a quiet week, meaning not a lot of new things are going on. That doesn't mean it's not busy though. We've had a few Laysan ducks with botulism, so we're checking all around every pond, every day for more sick or dead ones. We've still got our lead paint remediation project going on, there is still a crew here sealing cracks on the runway, and there's still a construction crew here renovating the housing so we have enough space to put everyone.
I'm going on vacation for a few weeks. But I'll be back the first week in September. Aloha.
The Sooty tern chicks over on Eastern Island are starting to fledge, so they'll still be around for a couple more months.
We're still taking care of the White tern chicks that got displaced during the lead paint remediation project. Some of them are flying now, too.