Hello friends and family
This has been another dry week – a cold front went through early on, but brought no rain.
For all of February, we had 7mm – the drought continues.
Tobi and I have slowed down a bit this week. We have caught up with ourselves with all of the outstanding jobs and so have some time to relax. All of our chicks except one have now fledged. The one left behind has a twisted beak that needs some treatment and he has a chick that had fledged and then been bitten on the feet, and brought into care, for company.
Chris and Hiltrun came up on Wednesday night and worked all day Thursday. Hiltrun and I did the monitoring rounds and found 2 moulters that were underweight to survive to the end of the moult so we brought them in for supplementary feeding. I think that maybe the heat is taking a toll of their energy reserves.
Chris and Tobi continued clearing fallen trees, protecting trees from rabbit attack and removing weeds.
All of the work that we do incurs costs. If it wasn’t for our wonderful sponsors, we would struggle to make any progress at all. The ongoing support of NZ King Salmon, the Austin Company and many wonderful individuals has now been added to by the QE2 Trust. Thank you all!
Have a great week!