Wisdom, the oldest known wild bird, has returned. Wisdom is a Laysan albatross who was banded while sitting on an egg on Dec. 10, 1956. She was at least 5 years old at the time, so we say that she's at least 62. She could be older, but that is the youngest that she would be. A few days ago I came across Wisdom sitting on her egg, and while I was watching, her mate pushed her off the egg so he could take the first incubation shift. She'll probably be gone for a few weeks.
I don't have any news on a Short-tailed albatross nest on Eastern Island yet. I'll get over there this week and see if the pair has nested again.
One of the White terns that we've been feeding is getting soaked in the rain. We're only feeding 3 terns now. It's been a few months since they became homeless, and the last 3 should start finding their own fish sometime soon.
This is the street that goes past the Midway House and Charlie Barracks. I took this with my little Olympus camera with the "Dramatic" setting.