I decided to wait a day for my blog, since I wanted to get a few more photos and it was a holiday.
This week we have some new people on island. We have some archeologists here to look around some of our buildings that are going to have lead paint remediation around them. Since lead paint has been peeling off of buildings since they put the cable houses here in 1903, they'll have to remediate a lot of the soil around those buildings. The archeologists are just making sure that historical artifacts are preserved before the work is done.
Michelle and Chris with the USGS, came to band the Laysan ducks. Many of the bands put on a few years ago, aren't readable anymore. Hopefully, they'll change out most of those old ones and band a lot of our younger ducks so we can get a better idea of our duck health and population.
Other than that, it's been hot for October. It made digging the well on Eastern Island a bit more difficult, but since I'm not out in the field all day, I kind of like it that way.