Hello friends and family
I have recovered from COVID and on Tuesday morning had a clear RAT test. Getting back to a normal routine has been made pleasant by nice weather to start the week.
On Tuesday, the big downer was that we found Mrs 168 dead in her nest. Her blood showed a high white blood cell count indicating an infection She has gone off for an autopsy. In the afternoon, we went to Kawariki and removed boxthorn. Even that work was pleasant because of the glorious day.
On Wednesday morning I went to Oamaru and had some sunspots frozen off my nose, and then I was off to the Sthil shop to buy an electric pruning saw. At last, a saw that can fit in the backpack and be there when I see branches that must go. All the trees are trembling!
We did the rounds on Thursday morning and repaired the internal fence down here in the reserve. The penguins had found a way through it, so we moved it to stop them getting too close to people.
Hiltrun came up yesterday and I walked the coast.
Have a great week!