Flamingoes at Fuente de Piedra

 

Flamingo feeding in the Lagoon

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.

Flamingos use their beaks upside down
Flamingos use their beaks upside down

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.

Paths lead through the reserve
Paths lead through the reserve

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.

Flamingos are beautiful subject for pictures
Flamingos are beautiful subject for pictures
The walkway helps visitors see the wildlife
The walkway helps visitors see the wildlife

 

 

 

 

 

 

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._JFB8667

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