Another nice week. Not for any extra reason other than it's great out here. We've been getting a bit of rain lately which makes for some very muggy days, but it's still pretty nice around here. I'm taking a lot of trips to Eastern Island, checking for Laysan ducks with botulism. A sick one was found last week. We fixed him up with some anti-toxin and food and let him go on Thursday. We've got a small Memorial Day ceremony planned for tomorrow, so I'll show you some photos of that next week.
This is the view across Eastern Island with the old airplane revetments in the background. The verbesina removal is going well over there.
The Brown noddies like to gather on the pier on Eastern.
This White tern thought this albatross chick was a little too close for comfort. It was kind of funny that the tern would only snap at the chick when it was looking the other way, not when it was an inch from that big bill.
That albatross chicks look kind of pathetic in the rain when they still have down.