Hello friends and family
What exciting times! By Tuesday we had 11 nests and the first penguin had laid her second egg. It has been sunny and breezy, so it is very tempting to get on with the planting and other gardening jobs, but the wise ones wait another month.
The Titi are back. We had a young helper on Tuesday and Wednesday called Kim and on Tuesday night, he and I went down the hill to welcome the Titi home. We heard them and smelt them, but no luck with seeing them. Kim was rewarded the next day by seeing a Sperm Whale in close.
On Thursday we had 16 nests, 2 with 2 eggs. The sun shone and other than wandering penguins, all was wonderful. Nothing metal lasts long in the salty air and the mesh we put on the fence to stop the penguins from accessing the historic reserve has rusted. We have done many repairs, but the penguins are inventive and are now finding a way through. Visitors arrive and the penguins attempt to escape, ending up trapped on the wrong side of the fence.
On Saturday we were up to 28 nests here and 2 more at our other sites. What a blessing! Despite the forecast, the weather was fine and hot. The brilliant green of the landscape will quickly fade if it continues.
Have a great week!