Please find attached (Click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week.
I have also attached a photo of the sibling of the chick in our nest with a camera. This sibling hatched from an egg collected by Shannon Hoffman and her team from Bred 4 The Wild as part of the Bearded Vulture Breeding Programme. Bearded Vultures only raise one chick, therefore if the second egg hatched, the chick would not survive. This provides an opportunity for us to harvest the second egg for the breeding programme which aims to establish a captive stock of this critically endangered species. The advantage of the camera on the nest is that the potential impact of the harvest activity can be monitored. The egg was collected last month and although the parents were off the nest for a few minutes, they continued incubating soon after and hatched the chick successfully (as per the photos emailed last week). Both the wild and captive chick appear to be doing well.