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Aug 11, 2015

Flamingo Ringing Campaign

Flamingo Ringing Campaign

Around 600 flamingo chicks were tagged and measured before being placed in the lagoon, one of the largest colonies of flamingos in Europe, according to authorities of the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, near Malaga in southern Spain.

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Volunteers listen to instructions from a coordinator before tagging and measuring flamingo chicks at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A fox looks at flamingos at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers try to release a pile of flamingo chicks to place them inside a corral at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Flamingo chick pecks at the hand of a volunteer as it is released after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Flamingo and flamingo chicks are seen in a corral before being fitted with identity rings at dawn at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteer holds a flamingo after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteer releases a flamingo chick after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteer holds a flamingo after it was fitted with an identity ring before releasing it at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers stand around a corral in which flamingo chicks were gathered at dawn before being fitted with identity rings, at a lagoon in the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra, near Malaga, southern Spain JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers hold canes before wading across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers watch as flamingo chicks are released at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A volunteer removes a water boot to a friend after they gathered flamingo chicks in a corral at dawn at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A flamingo pecks at the arm of a volunteer as it is released after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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Volunteers wade across the lagoon at dawn to gather flamingo chicks and place them inside a corral at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A flamingo chick pecks at the hand of a volunteer as it is released after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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A volunteer holds a flamingo chick after it was fitted with an identity ring at a lagoon at the Fuente de Piedra natural reserve, in Fuente de Piedra JON NAZCA/REUTERS

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