Hello friends and family
We have entered the starting gates of activity in the new season. On Tuesday we shuffled eggs to create spaces for eggs from other places that cannot be monitored. We are proud to be part of the collaborative effort to save the Hoiho. To be able to help, we must not solve tomorrow’s problems today. We visited the Katiki Beach nest and found the male to be Mr KB who is on his 3rd young wife in 3 years. Saving her life is now one of our top priorities. I am sure that he would approve of that.
Our two new volunteers from Norway arrived on Tuesday night and on Wednesday we went for an orienteering walk around these 2 colonies. That was good prep for our Thursday rounds because it rained the whole day. We got lots of wet gear, but more importantly, 22 mm of rain for all the new plantings.
It carried on raining on Friday, so we went to town and visited Robbie and Barb which managed to take up most of the day.
Yesterday Hiltrun came up and WE HAVE CHICKS! One in each colony. How awesome is that! What a special week – a tui came and visited for several days, the terns are still on the island, and we have new chicks.
Have a great week!