Just slightly north-west of Antequera in the Málaga province of Spain is Laguna de Fuente de Piedra, a large wetland area.
The Laguna de Fuente de Piedra is the largest natural lake in the Iberian Peninsula and is a haven for birds with over 170 different species recorded here.
Apart from its abundant aquatic birds, Laguna de Fuente de Piedra is well-known for its flamingo population, the second largest colony of these birds in Europe after the French Camargue region and the only inland site on the continent where they breed. In spring flamingos flock here in their thousands to reproduce, unfortunately they were too far away to be photographed although there was certainly no shortage of other birds!
I never really thought of myself as a bird watcher but as a nature lover, I guess it all goes hand-in-hand. Hope you like the post :-)