Hello friends and family
This turned out to be a very busy week. On Monday, Rhys, the person writing the management plan for Katiki Point visited for the morning. He asked a lot of questions about the place, some which I could not answer, and at the end of it I felt saddened by recalling recent events and the loss of habitat for penguins. I walked off my funk in the afternoon by doing the trap round.
Tuesday was a day for clearing the trees that had overgrown the penguin hospital and on Wednesday I headed south to Dunedin to do a couple of presentations. The trip south was stunning with wonderful autumn colours and sparkling water. The people that I was talking to were lovely and the day was made special by visiting Sue and Merrell to see their new patch of paradise.
I spent Thursday and Friday at the Oamaru penguin symposium. The first day was about Little penguins and the second day about Yellow-eyeds and other species. There was a lot of new technology revealing new insights into penguin behaviour and lots of familiar faces. We were able to ask questions about our malaria project and get support from great people. The food for the conference was excellent.
John from Massey visited on Saturday and we did the rounds. We found a cast sheep, so it was as well that we went. We also released the Juvenile penguin from care and he weighed 6.6 Kg Go well little one.
Have a great week!