Hello friends and family
The week began quietly with no new birds in until Friday. On Monday I met the new farmer next door and it was a treat to see sheep grazing on the front of the farm again. He is going to help manage our sheep by shearing and dipping them.
Top- I did the rounds on Tuesday and all was well with the penguins. On Wednesday after my stint at the tip shop I found one of our hospital penguins dead. It had been in fine fettle the day before, so it was a bit of a shock and now it is at Massey for an autopsy. The rest are doing fine,
We are still waiting for our breeders to begin the moult. I see the occasional single pre-moult penguin in the colony but few pairs yet. I seem to be spending a lot of time waiting for the next thing – the next lot of fish, the next lot of moulters …
Chris and Hiltrun came up on Friday night and we did the rounds yesterday. Oh, how the weeds have loved the autumn warm rain. That will keep us busy for a while!
Have a great week