Hello friends and family
The week began with cold mornings and then sunny days – just great. When it is cold here I can see far away very clearly. Chris and Hiltrun came up on Sunday night after a holiday and it was great to catch up with all their news, my news and the penguin news! We did the rounds on Monday and on Tuesday, I was back doing proper work – hedge cutting! I completed the big hedge on Thursday.
I had a call about a penguin on Katiki beach on Friday and it was a glorious if unsuccessful beach walk in the morning sun, all the better as I escaped a few hours of the power cut to repair the transformer that broke last week.
Hiltrun arrived on Friday night and on Saturday we began the annual job of optimising each nest site for the upcoming breeding season. We have over 100 nest boxes and so this is an important job to get onto.
We also saw a healthy returned Juvenile which is a great sign that survival rates will be good again this winter. June is early for this to happen so we are very pleased.
Have a great week!