,Hello friends and family
Sunday was wet enough to get some indoor jobs done. We got 11 mm of rain and it just soaked straight in. On Monday Jan, Robbie and I moved our first two moulted juveniles to soft release, as well as another 4 chicks. We were down to 40 Yellow-eyed penguins here with 10 in soft release, plus one Crested and 5 White flippered. What a treat to see the now adults with their new vibrant plumage.
On Tuesday I went to Oamaru to do the banking and get fuel and food. Jan came out in the afternoon and we picked up Mrs 87 who had an injured leg. Wednesday was another nasty one and poor Vicki braved the southerly to clean all the pens. One of our White flippered penguins died – sad. The wind was challenging when Jan and I responded to a call from visitors and went down to collect Mrs 90 who was injured.
Thursday was much better – less wind, but still very cold.
On Friday night the team and friends gathered for dinner at the Moeraki Tavern. It was a fun night with great people. Chris, Hiltrun, Elaine, Amanda and Bruce spent a very nice day here on Saturday – the wind had dropped, and the sun shone. It was back to summer again!
Have a great week!