On Monday Elaine and I walked the south end of Katiki Beach and saw penguin sign at the old colony area and above the block wall. These are 2 of the safest places in that area. There was no sign of drain bird which was just as well as the road works by his home began on Monday. They are putting rocks on the beach to slow the erosion – the coast is a disaster area – there is fresh erosion over more than half of the 2 km at the south end.
We now have 39 nests with 64 chicks and 6 nests left for the eggs to hatch. Around half of the chicks are now at least a week old. Their first week of life is the most dangerous. I hope the pattern holds.