Hello friends and family
Jan came with me to do the trap rounds on Sunday and we found a pre-moult adult weighing only 4.5 Kg on the landing at the Moeraki colony. He looked very pathetic and was one of our dads. We had his wife in care a month ago. These penguins raised 2 chicks and it must have taken a great toll for both to need help, and this is very late to be finding a pre-moult penguin.
I pottered about on Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday was my day at the Top tip. It was a glorious morning and so the tip was busy – I took nearly $100 which is good for mid-week. I caught up with different people so that was great. On my way there I noticed that an attempt had been made to steal the penguin money again, so I reported this to the police.
On Thursday and Friday, I did some tree work in the reserve. I also mowed the lawn and tended the garden. The tomatoes and capsicums are still producing but the beans and courgettes have finished.
I got a call that there were 2 parcels for me at the camp, so I went to collect them. On the way I spotted a deer bounding across the paddock by the wool-shed. I wonder if it is the same one I saw 5 years ago, in the fog, on the road on my way to work.
Elaine called in yesterday and it was great to have a catch up and pass on the new First aid kit.
Have a great week!