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Flamingo makes a surprise landing on Maltese beach

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Swimmers at Malta’s most popular beach have been treated to a surprise visit from a pretty flamingo.

It landed in the middle of Mellieha Bay on Tuesday morning and soon attracted a crowd who gathered around the bird.

Volunteers from the Ghadira Nature Reserve quickly arrived on the scene and rescued the juvenile flamingo.

Birlife Malta said it would be checked over to make sure it’s in good health before it’s released back into the wild and continues its journey north.

It’s not the first time a Greater Flamingo has landed at Mellieha Bay.

In September 2017, a flamingo crashed landed on the beach before being rescued by Birdlife Malta.

A record number of 14 flamingos visited the Ghadira Nature Reserve last summer.

Malta lies on a major migration route and many species pass through at various times of the year.

Photo: Sandra Runza

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