On Tuesday Hiltrun and I did the monitoring rounds and the news was not good – no more eggs laid.
I found another egg on Wednesday which had us with 44 nests (47 last year) and we found one on Friday, bringing us to 45. The weather has been quite spring-like. Warm days with lots of sun, and episodes of high winds that broke branches and dropped the temperatures.
Yesterday I joined Elaine, Jan and Stewart on the Shag Point trapping round. The reserve was in full bloom with Clematis and gorse everywhere. We trapped one stoat but there was no penguin sign at all. It was lovely to hear the Bellbirds.
Have a great week!