Breeding is more or less finished and moult is about to start. There are very few penguins on the breakwater at the moment, they are getting ready to moult. This means that they have to double their weight because they will not be able to go to sea for two … Continue reading
The penguins live on St Kilda breakwater. It is their home. Please treat the breakwater and penguins with respect as you would visiting anyone’s home. They are not there as a side show as part of a tour of Melbourne. It is where they live, sleep and rear their young.
The fence is gradually being constructed. You can still see the penguins easily and with luck the fence will stop the selfish people who poke their camera down a burrow while mum penguin is sitting on an egg. Yes that was yesterday. There are chicks aplenty and in a couple … Continue reading
The Fence does not look quite as bad as I had imagined. Hopefully it will do the trick, although because it is not quite finished there were some people on the wrong side last night.
It is with sadness that we are fencing off the public viewing area.You will still be able to see the penguins closely but to stop the unprincipled public from picking up and removing penguins from nests it has become a necessity. The public viewing area will be closed from time … Continue reading