Flamingo Webcam aka “Where’s Derek”
Welcome to our new Carribean Flamingo webcam.
(Please note the webcam may take a minute to load and on cold windy days the flamingos may be inside for protection)
The flamingos need a muddy ‘lagoon’ to skim for algae to eat and as a location for breeding. As the days get longer they start showing interest in their nests again, they stand on the starter ‘forms’, pulling up wet mud up to create the shape they require.
Keep an eye out for Derek, our first ever Caribbean Flamingo chick who was hand-reared by Keeper Becky Waite with the help of the rest of the Keeper team in 2019. It is now getting very hard to see which one is Derek!
We had to wait until dna analysis of the egg shell before we knew if Derek (the name Becky gave the chick initially) was male or female. We got so used to ‘Derek’, that when we got confirmation she was female we decided to keep the name.