Not many penguins

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 or three weeks. The few that are on the breakwater are looking rather scrappy with feathers missing….all part of being a penguin… they will look very smart in about 4 weeks time with the edge of their flippers a beautiful clean white stripe.