Hello friends and family
This was the week that the truck went into the garage to have its worn transmission repaired so you would think it would have been a quiet one!
On Sunday and Monday, I got stuff to where it needed to be before I took the truck to Palmerston.
Chris picked me up from there as he came up to make a submission about the flying fox destined for the Oamaru harbour on Tuesday morning. Jan and Robbie did the trap round here on Tuesday morning and in the process, discovered our first Yellow-eyed penguin egg of the season. We also found one at the Moeraki colony, so the new season is underway!
Jan and I had planned an excursion to visit Sirocco, the kakapo, on Tuesday evening and what with the action-packed day, only just made it in time for the tour at 6:45 pm and had to eat our pizza dinner cold when we got home.
Wednesday was my day at the Top tip and the day our first lamb was born. On Thursday Jan and Robbie came and we did a mosquito and nest check round. We found mosquito casings but no live ones.
By Friday we had caught 20 mosquitoes in our home-made traps. Poor penguins – stuck at home on eggs and biting bugs abound!
We found Little penguin chicks on Friday and had 3 new lambs added to our flock. Chris and Hiltrun came up and we did a monitoring round on Saturday. We now have 15 YEP eggs and 4 Spotted Shag nests with chicks. Spring has sprung
Have a great week!