|First Masked Booby (ʻĀ makaʻele) egg of the season!!! This MABO is located on East Island, near the center of Kanemiloha'i (FFS). Photo by FWS Volunteer Sarah Youngren.|
The first masked booby (ʻĀ makaʻele) egg of the season was on East -- go boobies! Sarah and I puttered home in the whaler while the rest of the group took their first quick look at La Perouse before heading home.
|La Parouse Pinnacle (Photo from 2002).|
Christmas was a great success -- We had Secret Santa presents, as well as a great feast featuring spamkey (spam 'turkey') and other delicacies. In the photo below, we modeled our Secret Santa presents: Santa made Dan a hand-crocheted nautilus to snuggle at night; Paula received a sweetheart photo of her infidel boyfriend, a flat fly named Roberto; Sarah models her Tern Bird Wrangler helmet, complete with feathers and shells (made from a marine debris bicycle helmet); Jimmy plays his Jimmy Dean Original Banjo, made from marine debris; Melinda was adorned with a sporty hand-woven ankle bracelet made from marine debris glass and beads; and Kristina plans uses for her Message-In-A-Bottle Kit (only slightly disappointed that there wasn't any beer in the bottle :-)).
Next posting will be next year!!! Hau'oli makahiki hou, kakou!