This week at The Brothers Islands we have been preparing for the hatching of guillemot eggs by locating and numbering each barrow with numbered rocks so we can keep track of the nests we need to visit throughout the week. So far in our island egg hunt we have found 52 nests, and each guillemot can have anywhere between 1 to 3 eggs. This is an example of what a numbered guillemot nest would look like:
About two weeks ago Sara and Jim from the Milbridge office came to visit our island and needed Baxter and I to help them set out floating razorbill decoys. At the time we were all unsure of how affective these decoys would be because of the strong currents tangling them and the rough waves damaging them. To our surprise the decoys held up nicely and real razorbills started noticing and landing with the floating decoys. Before long the razorbills even started visiting our island. The razorbills landed on the rocks and inspected the decoys that were placed on the island. Here is a picture of a razorbill I was able to snap some pictures of it in the water, and later inspecting our island:
Here is a picture of the floating decoys we put out:
Unfortunately we have not yet had any razorbills nest on our island.
In my free time I have been trying to catch fish. For the first couple of weeks I did not have any luck catching fish so I didn’t think that I was going to be able to catch any fish off the islands. To my surprise, after searching the coast of the island for different places to fish I started catching pollock. They were fairly small but after catching a few Baxter and I made a delicious meal out of them.
Until Next time,