Tally hopes: flamingo count in Spain – in pictures

Tally hopes: flamingo count in Spain – in pictures



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 Spain.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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