Hello friends and family
Hiltrun came up on Sunday and we did the rounds. The abandoned eggs were transferred to safe nests where experienced pairs will brood 3 eggs for a while, until we can replace infertile eggs later on. We then went to the Bluffs to rescue another egg and it too is now safe. The wind arrived on Monday and Robbie and I did the rounds on Tuesday morning between the showers. There were a lot of spare birds at home, including 5 pairs of an adult with a juvenile as well as several lone adults.
We picked up a sick looking juvenile and Elaine came out on Wednesday to do the bloods.
On Tuesday afternoon we went to Oamaru to see Robbie presented with his citizen’s award. After that we went to Scott’s Brewing Co for pizza and beer. It was a great occasion for well-deserved recognition for contribution to conservation.
Murray joined us for the rounds on Thursday and was the scribe for the day. At the moment, Dan is rewriting the app to make it suit us better in the field. Each stage in the season has new recording requirements, so we may end up with several apps. We put a box over the open nest by the path and rescued Mr 32 who had a flipper injury. His eggs have been fostered out as he will not be able to cope with parenting until his wound has healed.
Our webcam is now in the trial phase. We need 1000+ followers on our channel to be able to stream it to the world. Please help by going to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1cS8soDrbXoGM7zyZbi2g and becoming a follower.
Yesterday when Elaine, Hiltrun and I did the rounds, we saw a whale. It was about 50m offshore and surfaced several times, showing us his tail as well! I think it was a Right Whale. Awesome!
Have a great week!