Hello friends and family
The start of the week was taken up with penguin work and cutting the hedge and then on Wednesday morning I did a fill in at the Top tip shop. It is always interesting to catch up with the locals and to find out the local news. I took the chainsaw to Owen for sharpening and delivered his new bee suit. I hope it fits!
Robbie came on Thursday to install the gannet mounts and start on the hospital roof. He has all kinds of builder’s tools that can make the work so straight forward. The wind came up at about 2 pm and so we called it a day and he will come back next week.
Jan and her mum came out to see the penguins in the late afternoon. They had a cuppa and we had a catch-up which was great. They saw 9 penguins coming home, all looking great. Norman phoned from Oamaru and reported 5 penguins going to sea on Friday morning from Bushy beach.
On Friday, Elaine and I went to Katiki Beach and put out a new nesting box where penguins have been roosting. We took the chain saw and mad it possible to get there without being obvious. Erosion is rampant there and we want to make sure that they can access the area for the whole breeding season.
Chris and Hiltrun came up on Friday night and we did a full day’s work in the reserves yesterday.
Have a great week!