After 16 months on Macquarie Island Leona has arrived back home, it is wonderful to have her here again!
The first week of April started of really well. On Tuesday we had the first group of the Scots College coming over for an Open Day. We thoroughly enjoy hosting the group as they are a great bunch of young guys. It was great to hear that some of them were here last year too and wanted to come back.
The following day a big boat trip was planned to do a King Shag survey with Rob Schuckard combined with the pickup of the Yellow Crowned Kakariki that have just been caught on Long Island for our breeding for release programme.
This week we have collected all the Kakariki that have found a great home not far from us in Hopai (Pelorus).
Lots of progress has been made with the buildings for the breeding programme. A new office/enclosure has been added to the total of 7 buildings and the biggest aviary still needed some finishing touches too.
We like to thank all our volunteers that worked hard this summer to help out with the progress of the park.
Saturday the 11th of January was a beautiful day, perfect for an Open Day organized by the Tennyson Boat Club. The Blue Safari catamaran arrived on the wharf at 11.00am with calm conditions. By midday the whole group was on top of the hill, some braved the walk up the hill and some had a little bit of help of the Kawasaki people carrier.
Following has been written by our latest wwoofer (volunteer) Nils from Germany.
The bird life is gearing up for nesting season.
We've heard the first chicks up in the Beech Trees above our home and a Shining Cuckoo is also desperate to find a place to put her eggs.
Bit of a rainy week so work on the fence and predator control has been put on hold. Time to get some work done in the office.
This week another busy one. More progress has been made on the fence and you can actually see it now from the water.