Hello friends and family
Monday was my day to go back to the specialist and get the paint for the ceilings. Chris came up on Tuesday and worked in the reserve while I did my turn on Wednesday morning at the Top tip shop. It was a cold wet morning but I was busy enough for the time to fly by.
While I was away last month, we got 85mm of rain – wonderful – but with only 10mm so far this month, we have started watering the trees again. The ground is wet to about 10cm so we won’t be planting just yet.
Chris and I did a rescue of a penguin roosting within 5 m of state highway 1. As you can imagine, the penguin was not safe there. This strange behaviour may have been a result of the wound he had on his left flipper or because he was so thin. Never mind, we will rehabilitate him, do a soft release and maybe he may move to a safe place.
I have moved 2 juvenile penguins to the soft release pens and while they are there, I collect sea water to serve their fish in. I often arrive to an upturned bucket and yesterday I caught the culprit in action. This pup climbed into and out of a pen with a 1m high fence to check the bucket out. (yes I did get water in my gumboots when I refilled it!)
Have a great week!