PENGUIN RESCUE NZ
Te whaka oraka o te takaraka
From the Sanctuary Manager, Rosalie Goldsworthy MNZM
Sunday 18th July 2021
Hello friends and family
Sunday was a little nicer weatherwise and so I retrieved one of the cameras in the reserve and it showed a stoat and a possum – oh dear! We often see cats but maybe are getting a little complacent with the trapping.
On Monday Hiltrun and I went to the workshop on chick raising. Some real progress was made, but a lot more will be needed to create a future for Yellow-eyed penguins. After the 3-hour workshop, we went out for dinner, and I got home around 7 pm.
The team came out on Tuesday, and we found a starving juvie by nest 23. He had come home and needs a helping hand to get on his way again. In the afternoon we planted another 8 trees in glorious sunshine. I phoned the COVID hotline and cannot get my jabs until September. So be it.
Wednesday was ideal indoor weather and so I worked on the annual accounts. The amount of support we get is fantastic. Every dollar counts and we are very grateful.
On Thursday there was not a penguin to be seen except for hospital bird and he has Malaria. What a well-mannered penguin. He fledged from the wild so has never been fed before but has quickly learned to take fish from the hand. In the afternoon we planted another 10 trees.
Friday was round 2 on the accounts and Hiltrun and Elaine joined me for the rounds on Saturday. Once again, the reserves were empty and smelling much sweeter after the rain!
Have a great week!