I am penguin free! On Monday I opened the gate and released the last of the penguins in care. By Tuesday they had gone off to catch their own fish which is excellent. I am now in full swing with winter jobs. An important one is getting the predator traps up and running. I have a suite of 6 different kinds of traps, with the goal of being predator free by spring when the chicks are vulnerable.
Another winter job is to ensure that every penguin box is ready to hold a new family. I will make sure that all can be easily accessed and that they are secure against the weather, and on 3 sides – against predators. I have stewed up the last of the apples so now can start using the pile in the freezer.
Have a great week!