One of the advantages of living near to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre at Martin Mere is fairly easy access to a wide range of girds with the possibility of getting a few reasonable photographs.
There is a small group of GreaterFlamingos resident at Martin Mere, this is just one of them.
The Greater Flamingo, or Phoenicopetrus ruber roseus, is the subject of a conservation success story. The main breeding ground is in the Camargue, in the South of France, and it became so badly eroded that no successful breeding was recorded there for much of the 1960s. Only after conservationists provided an artificial island complete with man-made mud nests, did breeding recommence.
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