Chicks now fledglings

The many chicks we had, have now left the Breakwater to spend their ‘teenage’ fledgling stage at sea. They will stay out in the bay for about a year then return to their nesting site. Well that is what most penguins do, but ours being inner city penguins and well … Continue reading

The Old Guy

We caught a penguin looking after his chick and were surprised to see he was still wearing an ID band. To my astonishment I discovered he was first caught as an adult male in 1994.We have records of him raising three sets of chicks over the next 6 years,each with … Continue reading

Please do not walk on the rocks

The penguins in St Kilda are unique. Rarely can yo get so close to wild life. Please do not walk on the rocks on the breakwater. This is their home and where their precious chicks are being reared. There may not be a sign that specifically says do not walk … Continue reading

another penguin in trouble

I saw this sinker and some line on a rock. I tried to remove it only to find a penguin attached to the other end. When will these illegal fishermen start to consider the consequences of their activities.