Hello friends and family
We have turned the corner – 41 nests so far and 3 more 2-year-old females that may yet figure it all out! This is an increase of 8% - any increase will do – it is the first since 2013! The team is happy to take the credit – we think managing both Diphtheria and Malaria is key.
There is news on the wider bird front as well. The Spotted Shags have laid, and the Titi are returning from Siberia – each day there are more burrows excavated with bird footprints and the unmistakable smell of Titi.
The Red-billed gulls have begun nest building.
The weather, on the other hand, has thrown everything at us. Blizzard conditions and raging seas have been daunting. Patrick and I were out checking the penguins and the tourists kept on coming. How they kept their campervans on the road is a mystery to me.
This is a fabulous time of the year; spring delivers promises and then we are back to winter. I have planted the tomato plants in the hothouse and the Kakabeak seeds are sprouting. This week I will plant peas, with the hope that we can eat them fresh for Christmas.
Have a great week!