This summer, I am collecting data on Pigeon Guillemots (Cepphus columba), which are playful, charismatic marine birds that breed during the summer on coastal cliffs in the Pacific Northwest. I am collecting data on behavior as well as prey items the adults provide for their chicks. My research is being conducted on Whidbey Island, Washington, for the Marine Resources Committee, as well as for my masters thesis. I spend five hours a day on several beaches on the island, and I have seen an amazing array of behaviors, and prey items that the adults are feeding their chicks. Needless to say, I am grateful that I have Rite in the Rain paper to take my many notes....each day, I end up writing about 12 pages, which equates to 3-4 pages typed. Here's to a good summer of great data, and to a great product!