I have enjoyed another busy week. It started with a visit to Oamaru on Monday to see the dental hygienist and so I got the groceries at the same time. A monitoring round of both reserves filled out the day and I decided that on Tuesday I would not do the rounds.
I also found out that our neighbouring Oamaru penguin rehabbers will no longer be saving penguins. This is another blow for the Yellow-eyed penguins as the rehabbers regularly searched the beaches around Cape Wanbrow which is the next headland north of here. What it means for the penguins is that if they strand on the headland in future they will not be found. Very sad.
Kathryn the vet came on Thursday to say goodbye as she returns to Aussie. She made a generous donation to help us with our work – thank you Kat and all the best for the future.