Flipper photo bomb
Those of you who have been following our posts for a while will remember this nest: it's the same pair that we caught mating - sort of - the ones that did the tango and brought nesting material. Here they are with their first egg. One of them is on the nest guarding - but not incubating - it while the other is nearby. They often park right next to the camera - effectively photo bombing it.
The yellow-eyed penguins lay their two eggs about 3-4 days apart but the chicks hatch usually on the same day. The first egg is guarded but not incubated until the second arrives. They then lie on them properly for about 6 weeks until the chicks hatch.