This house has a kind sponsor who has provided the funds for a box for the use of the yellow-eyed penguins. It has been taken up this year although there won't be any pitter patter of chick feet here. This is a widowed male whose mate unfortunately died of avian malaria last year and he was unable to find someone else. We have given him a dummy egg so he doesn't get ideas about wanting to take over someone else's nest and eggs but cares for his own for now. He will get the summer off as soon as the chicks are 3-4 weeks old and no longer in danger of fighting adults.
(not to worry: he will leave the egg occasionally to go fishing.)