11 June 2008
The Kamfers Dam Lesser Flamingo breeding event is now tapering off. There are still small chicks on the island, but it does not seem as if any eggs are being incubated (there are several hundred unattended eggs on and adjacent to nest turrets; 400 were counted from aerial images taken on 21 May). The majority of the c. 9000 chicks are now independent of the island and can be seen flying around and feeding with the adults. As soon as the breeding event has been concluded (perhaps early-August, or maybe already in late-July) we will access the island for maintenance of the ponds, erosion control, retrieval of eggs for museum collections, installation of webcam, etc.