Two flamingos released back into the wild in Malta

Two flamingos have been released back into the wild by BirdLife Malta.

They were released earlier this week at the Ghadira Nature Reserve near Mellieha after being rescued and cared for last month.

BirdLife Malta said that both juvenile flamingos were part of a large flock which was seen flying over the Maltese Islands on August 20.

Flamingos migrate in flocks of adult and juveniles but the young tend to become exhausted and need to stop to rest.

This was the case with these two flamingos.

One ended up stranded at Dahlet Qorrot Bay in Gozo while the other landed on the beach at Mellieha Bay.

They were both ringed prior to being released by members of staff at the nature reserve.