First day on island. What a day. Sunrise on the beach was absolutely incredible. While sitting on the stairs to the old lifeguard shack an albatross got curious about my toe shoes and decided to take a nibble. I may have avian rabies.
It's difficult to appreciate just how many BIRDS there are here on this 2.5 square mile island. Estimates are approximately 1.5 million albatross. Just in the last few years the kestrel population has climbed to approximately 1 million after the eradication of the introduced rat population. For a perspective of what the ground level view is, try watching this you tube video of a typical bike ride around the island put together by a documentary film maker that was out here earlier:
Midway bicycle ride