Sunday, July 8, 2012

A Lot of Projects!

Now that our visitor season is over, we've got a lot of work going on out here.  Along with our usual construction crew that is renovating the houseing, there is a crew repairing cracks in the runway, and the lead paint remediation crew is back again this year to work on the lead paint on and around the old buildings.  The crew that was filming the "Wild Hawaii" show for Animal Planet left a few days ago.  Chris Jordan and crew are still here working on their Midway film.  Check out the trailer at:

And again, I'll put the link in for donations to the project.  The way Kickstarter works is that no money is given if they don't reach their goal.  I know Chris, Jan, Jim, and Joe will appreciate any help.

 The barge left last week with a lot of our scrap metal.  Here's a really big forklift hauling away one of our old firetrucks.

 Here's another shot of the film crew getting some dolphin shots.  They don't know when the show will be broadcast on Animal Planet, but I'll let you know if I find anything out.

 Here's a spinner dolphin jumping near the boat.

 Here's another one.

 This Black noddy chick was displaced due to the lead paint work.  We'll feed this one along with the White tern chicks. 

 We also had a White-tailed tropicbird chick hatch in an ironwood tree.  They are a bit smaller than the red-tailed tropicbird chicks.  This chick is less than a day old in this photo.

 Since I'm showing some of the chicks, I'll put up a White tern chick that lives in a hibiscus tree.

We went snorkeling on the Fourth of July.  My camera batteries were acting up, so I didn't get many photos, but here's a decent one of a spectacled parrotfish.


Nellie Northern said...

Glad to see that you're making progress on recycling the old vehicles! Hard to believe they were NEW once!

Mona & Nelson

Pete Leary said...

It will still take a few more barge trips to get rid of all the vehicles, and I don't know If we'll be able to remove our big landing craft?