The past few days have been quite eventful with 2 of the 3 tern chicks in nest 1 fledgling and many guillemots chicks to band and measure, The puffins are around Eastern Brothers almost everyday and more and more shorebirds are passing through on their trips south. Many guillemots are developing pin feathers now, and it will be interesting to watch them slowly give way to true flight feathers. Several are already approaching 280 grams and hopefully we will be here when they fledged. The fog has been in thick the past few days halting our morning counts, but still there is a mysterious beauty to it. Today on Eastern Brothers James and I were greeted by several puffins, one flew quite close and landed within the puffin decoys on a nearby rock. Hopefully these birds will choose to return to the islands next year to breed, starting what may one day e a thriving colony.