It's been a pretty windy winter so far. We haven't been able to get over to Eastern Island too much lately. According to the wind forecast, we'll have winds in the 20's and 30's (mph) for the next few days. I'm glad the volunteers finished up the albatross survival plots this past week. Those are the plots that we check every year to see how many adults survive from the previous years. The black-footed albatross chicks have started hatching. I don't have any photos of them yet since there are only a few so far. By next week they should be hatching everywhere.
I'll be off island for 2 weeks starting Tuesday, but I'll be working in Honolulu so I should be able to put up a few more photos next week.