Hello friends and family
I spent Sunday preparing for a working bee on Monday. The Dunedin DOC team came up for a working bee and we planted out the water tanks on the top of the hill. It was great to get that job done as it is the last planting of the season. Ross has connected a water supply so we will be able to water the trees through the summer.
Mel arrived in the afternoon with her penguin searching team and it was great to catch up!
On Tuesday, Liam Wairepo, the Waitaki Labour candidate came out for a visit, so we were able to alert him to the challenges that we and the penguins are facing. The weather delivered a little magic which was a nice change from the rest of the week.
I spent Wednesday indoors, catching up on administrivia, and the same again on Friday. I don’t know whether it is expectation which makes spring cold weather worse than winter cold weather, but it was enough for me to choose indoors.
Will brought Dom out on Friday afternoon so it was great to meet him. He is working on a research grant that Penguin Rescue has established to develop an app to improve penguin monitoring.
Yesterday we candled the eggs in 25 of the 42 nests.7 were infertile, giving a starting point of 86% fertility. This is average for YEPs
The calendars have arrived. They are $20 each. To place your order, please deposit the amount in our bank account Kiwi Bank 38-9016-0481348-01 , Penguin Rescue, with your name and ‘calendar’ as the code. Then email me and I will post them to you. Postage is included. If you are a paid up member, you will get one anyway!
Have a great week!