Penguin Crossing in Oamaru

And we get to Oamaru in time to view the smallest penguin the world, the Blue Penguin. The parents take turns; one stays with the baby, while the other fishes all day. The penguins fish all day as individuals, but as night approaches, they gather in groups by the reef, and when the group is large enough, they swim ashore. So they arrive on shore as a little pack. And their mates call to them from the colony. They rest a little on the rocks, and then head over to their mate and their baby. They will not feed their mate, it will be his/her turn tomorrow to hunt, but they do feed the baby. They are so cool to watch!!