Sue Schulmeister, the refuge manager, will be retiring soon and leaving Midway this week. We're sorry to see her go. We'll also miss her husband Bob, who has been a really big help with most of our projects out here over the past couple of years. We wish them both the best.
We've also got some news about the Short-tailed albatross. The pair on Eastern Island has another egg. This is the 3rd egg from that pair since 2010. The female laid the egg and has been out feeding for the past week or so. If all goes well we'll expect it to hatch in mid-January.
The albatross are starting to clog up the roads. It's easier to get around on a bike than in a golf cart now.