16 January 2008
At 09h00 on 16 January I counted 193 Lesser Flamingo chicks. As only 10-20% of the surface area of the island is visible from the viewing area, there could therefore be in excess of 1000 chicks. Many, many adults are still incubating eggs. Through my spotting scope I really enjoyed watching the activities of the flamingos on the island. Some chicks were taking their first swim in the dam and others were being fed by their parents. As Lesser Flamingos only breed on vast pans and lakes in Africa, I wondered whether anyone else had the opportunity to watch the breeding activities of Lesser Flamingos, especially from so close.