Flamingos at Mellieħa: why did they stop over in Malta?

The baby flamingos that are currently at the Natural Reserve in Mellieħa were part of a 60-strong colony that flew into Mellieha Bay on Saturday.

Raymond Vella from BirdLife Malta explained to Newsbook.com.mt how the baby flamingos are resting, as they get tired during their first migratory voyage.

He further explained that the Mediterranean flamingo population is increasing compared to the numbers from 40 years ago, mostly thanks to the increased protection as regards this variety pf bird.

Mr Vella also told Newsbook.com.mt that flamingos have nested at two spots on the island of Sicily over the past three years.