I've been busy this week but I don't have much real news.
As I told you before, since we're close to the International Date Line, all of our holidays are a little off. So we had our Halloween party on Saturday night. Most people scrounged up enough for a costume.
We did a lot of mowing at least until the tractor broke again. Now we're back to spraying the weeds. We cleared a lot of area for the birds. The acting refuge manager counts the birds by the runway every day to see when we have to switch to night flights. Today there were about 2,000 black-footed, and 400 Laysan albatross. There are still not enough of them flying around to switch to night flights yet, but maybe by next week.
Our dish is moved.
The birds are getting a little more crowded. There's a few thousand here already just in the areas we've mowed.
Here's Ben at the Halloween party with the Chupa Cabra pinata that our physician's assistant Jim made.