Hello friends and family
We had a damp start to the week, and it got cold. The silver lining is that the mosquitoes don’t like the cold! Jan came out to help on Sunday and Monday. The whole team turned up on Tuesday and Dom and Lindsey completed the planting of the cabbage trees.
Wednesday and Thursday went to plan but on Friday, Robbie and I found 3 dead chicks. Two of them died of Pneumonia but the 3rd one died trying to hatch. We have 2 more nests left to hatch and then we will be working to keep as many chicks alive as we can.
When we do the rounds, we not only find disease, but also bones stuck in the chick’s throat. On Friday one had a bone across its mouth and sticking out through the skin on both sides. The poor thing had no chance without a helping hand.
To make Friday 13th even blacker, we saw a boat harassing a pod of dolphins, just off the point. It went on for at least 10 minutes and was very disturbing to watch as the target seemed to be a calf. Sometimes I despair for the planet when people cannot share.
Have a great week!