Footprints on the beach
The days are short and our Yellow-eyed penguins are making the most of daylight hours and their time-out before the serious business of courting starts. We have cameras in the our penguin colony and find that they return home after 5pm and have left by 7:30am - and most don't come home at all. The number of sets of footprints we see on the beach is a lot lower than number of penguins we know call this place home. Yellow-eyed penguins are unusual in the penguin family that they come home most days even when they are not breeding. We are looking forward to seeing and hearing them again as the days get longer!