On Sunday I was lucky enough to be visited by several people. First to arrive was Hiltrun who quickly set out on the rounds as she was delivering an injured Little Penguin to the Wildlife hospital on her way home so had to leave early. Next was Jill and her family. Jill had been a great help here in 2008 and had written a book about it. While she was down the point, Adrian Hall arrived with his family. I sent them off down the hill while I gave Jill a cuppa, and then gave them one when they got back.
All the while Elaine was working on the slides, staining them so we could read them. After all that, Monday was quiet. Jan and Robbie came for the rounds on Tuesday morning but Robbie had to take an injured YEP down to the wild-life hospital, so Jan and I finished the rounds together.
On Wednesday it was a day for admin, filling out forms for funding so we can keep doing this work.
We were back out in the reserves on Thursday, weighing the chicks at the Moeraki colony. All were over of the 5kg mark but there was one that we could not find. They fall asleep in odd places at this age and that results in a search which may or may not find them. We will keep looking!
The rain arrived on Friday, much needed and very welcome. I was able to carry on with the desk work guilt free.
Yesterday we were able to locate all of the chicks in the colonies. The oldest chicks are reaching 90 days old so it is time to measure their heads and send the first ones off to soft release.
Have a great week!