Flamingo feeding in the Lagoon
Europe’s second largest flamingo colony breeds in a shallow, salty lagoon in the Malaga region, near the town of Antequera.
The lagoon lies near the village of Fuente de Piedra.There is a visitor centre with parking,and a path down to the lagoon nearby.
Families, photographers and bird watchers stand by the lagoon, watching the birds feeding. They are a beautiful pink colour, and if they take off to move to another feeding area they show vivid orange under the wing. Photographers will appreciate a long telephoto lens here. Bring binoculars too.
The whole wetland area is a nature reserve, protected since 1988.
The flamingoes are joined by other wading birds other wading birds, and in Spring there are beautiful areas of flowers The lagoon is large and has a track all round it for walking or cycling.