Hello friends and family
Happy New Year!
I wish you all the best of years ever and that you keep good health.
For me to move forward I must let go of old ideas that had been directing me. The first one is around maintaining the historic reserve. I no longer do it, except that this week I put rabbit guards around 7 mature cabbage trees that the rabbits are ring-barking. This is a gesture of respect for Bob who planted them in the ‘80s, and a wish to keep them alive.
I have let go of the idea that this place will ever be a local asset. This week I brought in the last chick on the historic reserve because it was covered in peck marks and had not put on any weight in the last week. The historic reserve is not safe for penguins. It is not safe for NZ fur seals either and they have stopped breeding there. On the other hand, the gulls have had a good breeding season on the historic reserve this year.
I am excited by the ever-increasing level of help that Penguin Rescue is getting from our wonderful sponsors. This week, NZ King Salmon renewed their sponsorship for the next year. Thank you all.
I am also up for the challenges that working with these wonderful birds will bring this year.
Bring it on!
Have a great week