There are a few chicks on the breakwater, they are very early but seem to be surviving the very cold conditions. Most of the colony are out at sea feeding up ready for breeding in a few weeks.
If you are really interested in St Kilda penguins we have a full day of the latest research on 27 August. This will be at MEMO in St Kilda. To book go to www.earthcarestkilda.com.au
Saturday 27th August at MEMO ( the concert hall behind the RSL) Acland St St Kilda Entrance via Albert St
10am Welcome to country Serge Thoman
10.10am Nicole Kowalczyk
The foraging and reproductive ecology of St Kilda Penguins
10.30am Naomi Wells
The time and duration of moult in Little penguins
10.50am Flossy Sperring
The influence age and sex have on moult in Little penguins within the St Kilda Colony
11.10am Tiana Preston
Environmental DNA as a monitoring tool for platypus
11.30am Bernard de la Coeur
Being a penguin guide
11.50 am brief coffee break
12.00 Paula Wasiak
From the brink of extinction to a flourishing population. The colourful history of Phillip Island penguins
The effect of environmental variation, the survival and the reproductive ecology of St Kilda Little penguins
12.40pm Starlight Jazz will entertain you during the lunch break
1.40pm Douglas Gimesy
The power of imagery in wild life conservation
2.00pm Neil Blake
Who sustains the freeloading charismatic mega fauna?
2.20pm Andre Chiaradia
The comparison between oceanic and bay little penguins
2.40pm Annette Finger
The Little penguin as a bioindicator for coastal pollution
Anne Wallis 3.00pm
Middle island Penguins at Warnambool
3.20 Zoe Hogg
30 years of St Kilda penguin
Tea,coffee and biscuits will be freely available all day. Lunch will be supplied.
Just let us know if you are coming so we can cater for you.