Thursday, June 23, 2011

Vacation Update

There's been a couple of things to happen since last post.  So I'll just mention them quick.  I'm not on island, so I don't have many details, but here are a couple of interesting stories you can read.  The first one is a news story about the Delta 747 heading for Japan that had to make an emergency landing on Midway a few days ago.  Here's a link:

Also, the short_tailed albatross chick fledged!  Here's the link for that story:

I hope it shows up in a few years and makes Midway its home.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Ok, I'm on vacation now in the Washington D.C. area, but since I said I'd do a post from here, here it is. 

Right before I left, one of the last tour groups of the season came to Midway.  The leader of that Oceanic Society group is Susan Middleton.  I'm mentioning that because she came through the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands a few years ago and took some really amazing photos.  She put out a book called "Archipelago" and I would really suggest that you check out her site;

I've been doing a bit of volunteer work around here while I've been back.  I've been helping Dasha with her work with the Animal Rescue League, which is an organization that rescues injured wildlife.  I've also been helping out with the Fairfax County Tree Stewards, so it's almost like being at work!

I don't have a lot to report about Midway.  There wasn't a big anniversary for the Battle of Midway this year.  Maybe next year.  While I was gone, the Short-tailed albatross chick was banded, and it should be fledged by the time I get back.  I'll be back in about 2 weeks and will get you up to date then. 

This is the cover of Susan Middleton and David Littschwager's book.  Go to that link above to see pics.

Here's the airport crew seeing us off at the G-2.

This isn't from Midway by the way.  We don't have any ospreys or bullheads.  I took this on the Potomac River in Alexandria, VA near our apartment.

We don't have any peacocks either.  This was at the National Zoo.  I've got a lot more pics, but you want to know about Midway, not D.C. right?