Tally hopes: flamingo count in Spain – in pictures

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One of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe is measured and tagged to monitor the evolution of the species at the lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga, southern .

Flamingos: Flamingos fly at dawn – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: Volunteers walk at the Fuente de Piedra lake – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: Flamingos move around a pen after they were coralled by volunteers – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: Volunteers gather chicks at the Fuente de Piedra nature reserve – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A volunteer holds a flamingo as it is fitted with an identity ring – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A volunteer tags a flamingo chick – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A volunteer carries a flamingo chick during a tagging and control operation – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A volunteer carries a flamingo chick – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A flamingo chick runs on the Fuente de Piedra lake – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: A volunteer holds a flamingo after it was fitted with an identity ring – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Flamingos: Around 500 flamingos are tagged and measured before being placed in the lagoon – Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

This article was written and published by the Guardian UK.

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