The Little penguins live here at the Moeraki peninsula in good numbers and they are starting to think about breeding. Little penguins in Otago (southern part of South Island, New Zealand) are very flexible when to start breeding each year (a bit like their Ozzie cousins) and it can be as early as May and as late as October. If food conditions are good and they lay early enough they can raise two chicks and within two weeks of fledging them the female lays two more eggs. It makes for a long breeding season but potentially they can raise 4 chicks in a season: it's a record in the penguin family set by the littlest of them all! Awesome birds!