The rare Fiordland Crested Penguins are returning to Milford Sound, which means winter is definitely on its way out.
Real Journeys nature guide Richard Heyward says the birds have been arriving in their ones and twos since mid-July. “They turn up about the same time every year – with most coming back in August. It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way.”
Fiordland Crested Penguins come to Milford Sound annually to nest and raise their chicks. “We’ve seen them at several sites along the shoreline as they head up into the forest to select their nest sites. They like to build their nests in the holes under the rocks.”