Thursday, July 8, 2010
You'll see LOTS of Laysan Albatross. Most of the sounds are made by them. At the beginning of our ride, near my house, there's a chick pestering its parent for food. Along the way we see many black-and-white albatross chicks stretching their wings and practicing to fly. We also catch a glance of some white terns; there's a pair that flies ahead of us as we turn the corner toward the island's vegetable garden. A person going to work in a golf cart waives to us. As we travel, we have to be careful not to bump into the many albatross that are standing all over. At the end of the ride, we pull into the US Fish and Wildlife Service garage...and we're ready to go to work!
Midway Atoll Bicycle Ride from Barb Mayer on Vimeo.