West wind, very blustery, all day (25-30mph+). Bill declared it was a CKHO day (Can’t Keep Hat On); Peg declared it was an AIMS wind scale rating of 5 (small Marthas blow over). Jeff departed on the 9:30 boat. It sure was nice to have him help out at the station; too bad he could only stay for a day.
Some volunteer projects had to be changed today due to the strong wind; such as not a good day to work on the roof of K-house. The garden remake project benefited from the extra help – pictures attached.
Katharine Carbeck (MARS) arrived at 19:00. She was the only passenger and lucked out with a comparatively “smooth” ride. The boat trips today have been rough.
Great black-backed gulls have eggs; Herring gulls are setting up nests; a pair of Canada geese have 3 goslings; and European starlings are feeding young.
A very different day on Appledore. Banded birds: 48
Farewell Jeff, welcome Katherine, and greetings blown your way from Peg, Andy and Bill