Hello friends and family
On Sunday and Monday, Chris, Hiltrun, Hamish and I worked on a clump of bush at Seal point, turning it from an impenetrable matt of fallen trees to habitat for up to 5 penguin nests. We were able to do this because the sheep are off having a social life and we will not get any back for a couple of months. This gives time for the poison Ngaio leaves to rot.
Tuesday was time to farewell Hamish and on Wednesday morning I did my stint at the Top-tip shop. Mel arrived after lunch to retrieve some equipment for her studies and to collect some penguin poo for DNA analysis.
Chris and Hiltrun returned on Thursday night and we completed the other areas at Seal point so feel very pleased with getting that work done.
Slowly but surely our hospital penguins are returning to the wild. The rough weather stalled a couple of them, but as the sea calms down, off they go. I now have 2 penguins here and 4 in soft release.
Other than them, we now see very few penguins except on the camera as they are all out fishing during the day.
Have a great week!