Hello friends and family
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.
This freed up some time to cut another hedge, cut 100 wire hooks to hold the rabbit protectors in place and to prepare water bottles for the trees when we plant them. I was very pleased with my efforts.
On Wednesday I did the messages in Hampden and picked up the post-hole borer, kindly donated by Hiltrun’s dad. This will hopefully make the tree planting a lot easier! Another hedge was trimmed and the timber for 8 new penguin houses arrived.
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.
Daniel arrived yesterday and Chris is staying for the week. We have started our big winter project – building 12 new nest sites, courtesy of Speight's Brewery – thank you so much!
Have a great week!