Hello friends and family
Summer arrived this week. It was shorts and tee shirt weather and Dan went swimming at Keepers Bay. On Tuesday we did the rounds and saw a new Juvenile at home as more and more of the chicks go post guard. We caught 2 ferrets in the traps so will be checking the traps regularly.
Wednesday was my morning at the TopTip, and Dan went to the airport to collect Daniel. After we had checked the live traps, they went for a swim. A southerly front came through and so the temperatures dropped to a more comfortable level. There is a huge problem here with the internet speed being about zero for most of the day.
The team came out on Thursday and we micro-chipped 22 chicks. Jan, Robbie and I inserted the chips. We have Daniel training as a holder and Murray training too. Dan tested the new app in the field. He also set up a barcode reader so there are no transcription errors in our new data set!
Friday was fun day so Daniel, Dan and I set out on a trip up to central. With 3 drivers and a new car to get used to, it was a great day. The first stop was St Bathans for morning coffee then Wanaka for lunch. We were home in time to feed the penguins before dinner at the Moeraki Tavern. What a great day we had! It was summer in central Otago, and it was green.
Yesterday Hiltrun joined us and we micro-chipped more chicks. We now have only the 8 youngest left to do. We saw Mrs 167 again so are hugely relieved that she is still alive.
Have a great week!