Hello friends and family
The week started off mild but foggy or drizzly. Ideal conditions for our newly transferred flaxes and tussock and fungi.
Our vigilance after the Canterbury storms paid off this week and we rescued a Juvenile Yellow-eyed penguin on Tuesday that was only 4.3 Kg and had no micro-chip so is not from Otago. The PCR tests from 2 of our other penguins in care came back positive for Malaria and so they have been treated for this.
On Thursday we picked up Mr 30 who was reluctant to stand up. His bloods looked fine, and by this morning he was standing and eating. Maybe he had been fighting with the neighbour and was exhausted!
Yesterday it stopped raining for the afternoon so Hiltrun and I did some chain sawing at the Moeraki colony. Elaine came and read the bloods -the unmarked penguin has Malaria so it is now being treated.
Have a great week!