A colony of little blue penguins (also called fairy penguins) lives near our house. Last weekend we went to check them out.

We knew it was best after sunset, but went during the day just in case, and to familiarize ourselves with the location. We saw plenty of signage, but no penguins. We took some time to play on the beach.

We returned around sunset that same day and…

Penguins! They are very tricky to photograph, since it’s night time and they are disturbed by flashes. Penguins can’t see in the red spectrum, though, so there are volunteers with red flashlights to help illuminate the birds.

It was cold and blustery, so we didn’t stay long, but we enjoyed the penguins we saw. We will return on a warmer evening and see more of them!

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