I don't have any information yet about anyone else starting a Midway blog, but I'll post something if I hear. In the meantime, if you are on Facebook, you can keep up with things out here by liking the Friends of Midway (FOMA) page. They frequently post updates and will keep you informed about this amazing place.
This is a photo of the one native popolo (Solanum nelsonii) plant on Eastern Island. The White tern was checking my camera settings.
Here's another photo of Hope painting stuff. This time it's the 3" gun on Eastern Island.
The Great frigatebirds are building their nests and looking for mates.
Same for the Red-footed boobies. Both species should have eggs anytime now.
We took another trip out to the reef. I hope these White terns don't lay their egg here because usually the reef chicks get washed away before they can fledge.
This is an old woman wrasse, or blacktail wrasse. The emergent reef in the photo above this probably looked like this a hundred centuries or so ago, when that was actually submerged.
We had a bit of a problem with birds stuck in trees this week. This Bonin petrel had its foot stuck in some branches and had to be rescued.
This Laysan albatross got really tangled up in this tree. That's actually the bird's right wing all the way over on its left side. It took a long ladder, a long stick, and a pole saw to get it unstuck. It took a day or so, but the bird recovered.
The mulberries across from the old galley are getting ripe.