Well, not quite all of our albatrosses are gone yet. I see only a few per day, but I've never seen them hanging around this late in the year before. We're still finding sick and dead Laysan Ducks, so it's another working weekend, like every weekend this summer. It's not too bad though. We just walk around all of the duck ponds on the two islands. We do have to search through all of the plants and grass around the ponds, so it takes a few hours every day. Every now and then I see some dolphins or manta rays on the way over to Eastern Island and the boat trip is almost always nice, so don't feel too sorry for me having to work the weekends.
This is one of the few Laysan albatross chicks left on island.
The Wedge-tailed shearwater chicks hatched recently. This chick and parent are in the bunker by the south beach.