Sunday, November 18, 2012


The albatrosses are almost all back now and the Black-footed albatrosses have started laying eggs.  We still haven't seen the female Short-tailed albatross on Eastern Island yet.  It's been fairly quiet on island since the Hawaiian group left, but there are a couple of things I have for show and tell. 

We had a nice Veterans Day Ceremony at the Navy Memorial on Monday.  The Thai guys do a a great job making the wreaths from the local flowers.

Back in June and July a couple of film makers stopped by to shoot an episode of "Wild Hawaii" for the Animal Planet Network.  I found out on Tuesday that it was airing on Tuesday, so I didn't get a chance to tell you about it.  Sorry about that.  I hope some of you chanced upon it. If not, maybe you can check the online schedule to see when it will rerun? 

We had another beautiful sunrise on Friday.

 The birds are filling up the parade field and stomping down all of the tall grass.

Three more birds are coming to join the rest.

 The grapefruit in the orchard are almost ready to pick.  The oranges are a bit further along. 

A small fishing boat washed up on Eastern a couple of weeks ago.  It looks like it might be tsunami debris from Japan.  We're checking into it and I'll let you know what we find out about it.


Pete Prellwitz said...

Hey Pete,
Interesting variety of pictures today. How large is the orchard? (Or where is it? We can see for ourselves on the Google Maps.)

Is the boat still intact? Any chance you'll end up keeping it? I should imagine another boat would always come in handy.

As always, thanks!

Pete Leary said...

The orchard has about 15 or so trees....oranges, lemons, limes, & grapefruit. It's on the block west of the Navy Memorial/bowling alley, north of the transportation building, and south of the gym. The transom of the boat is torn up so it would take some repairs, and we don't really need that kind of boat, so I'm not sure what we'll do with it yet.

biobabbler said...

A lovely update, thanks! And, as ever, looking forward to additional updates, including The Mystery of the Empty Boat.