Pete’s September report was completed a few days ago with more good news recorded:
- September was a further month where no rabbits or sign was found.
- The hunters covered a total of 3289 kms on foot.
- Team assisted the ranger in charge with the annual northern giant petrel census, whilst undertaking the census everyone was still keeping an eye out for rabbit signs.
- There were six ducks observed along with at least three ducklings and a nest of 12 eggs.
It’s wonderful to see so much wildlife returning to the island and this has been a real boost to an already enthusiastic team. From a few months ago where the elephant seals, king and gentoo penguins, were scattered along the beaches it has now changed. Our beaches, hills, escarpments and skies are teeming with numerous species of wildlife. It’s hard to know which way to look in fear of missing out on the action.
This coming weekend the hunters will move from their current block to the next whilst the dog handlers remain in their current position. On station we say goodbye to Kelly who will head down to Hurd Point and we welcome Lauren on station for the next month.