Hello friends and family
Tuesday was one of those great winter days when the sun shone, and the grass was crispy. In the morning we did a nest box check and have a list of improvements to be done before September. In the afternoon we went to the Moeraki colony and planted more trees. We must re-think our management as the sheep have done serious damage to the trees this time.
At around 3 pm the penguins returned, and we watched them play in the water for about ½ hour and then we went home. I happened to glance out over the bay at 4 pm and saw a pod of dolphins also playing in the waves. It is heart-warming to see wildlife well enough fed that they can have time out to play.
We picked up the Juvenile that did not want to leave and brought it in. On Thursday when we did the bloods, we found a bacterial infection and Malaria again. In the afternoon, I picked up an adult that was in for Malaria last time and may well have it again.
On Thursday morning we cleared the landing at Harry’s Bay and 3 of the obstructed nest boxes here. In the afternoon we rabbit proofed the new trees. Yesterday Hiltrun and Elaine created a new nest site at the Moeraki colony, and we watched the penguins come home.
Have a great week!