Post-fishing penguin party at the Yellow-eyed penguin colony. The winter hiatus is over and more and more penguins return now in the evening to hang out on the foreshore. They don't go far, just say hello to everyone and then find a good spot and go to sleep. In the morning they are all gone before sunrise.
They are all beautifully fat and in excellent condition - so good to see! This is true holiday time for them. Life will be serious again soon enough with courting starting soon.