Penguin hiding in the seawall just before the boat ramp.
Tracked fresh prints along the beach and then spotted the penguin they belonged to.
Tracks along the Urenui seawall. The majoirty of tracks went along the base of the seawall and used the access ramps to enter the motor camp. One set of prints headed into the base of the wall.
Blury picture due to very low light
Subjects of earlier observation. One chick surviving, appears to be doing well.
Seen and heard while kayaking in Patterson Inlet. Wish I had a picture but was too busy keeping the kayak steady in rough conditions
At least 12 sets of prints on the beach and estuary this morning.
Penguins (order Sphenisciformes, family Spheniscidae) are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere, especially in Antarctica. Highly adapted for life in the water, penguins have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid and other forms of sealife caught while swimming underwater. They spend about half of their lives on land and half in the oceans.