Sunday, 8 August 2010

Birding in Iceland

During our month in Iceland we managed to see some pretty spectacular species with a truely unexpected bonus.. I added a total of 5 new species which consisted of -





and ARCTIC REDPOLL which I was unable to get a photo of so here is a stunning adult Iceland gull..


Birds seen included:-

Whooper swan, Pink-footed goose, Greylag goose, Mallard, Gadwall, Pintail, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Scaup, Tufted duck, Eider, Common scoter, Long-tailed duck, 30+ Harlequin duck, 100+ Barrow's goldeneye, Red-breasted merganser, Ptarmigan, Red-throated diver, Great-northern diver, Slavonian grebe, Fulmar, Cormorant, Shag, White-tailed eagle, Kestrel, Merlin, Gyrfalcon, Oystercatcher, Ringed plover, Golden plover, Knot, Purple sandpiper, Turnstone, Dunlin, Redshank, Black-tailed godwit, Whimbrel, Snipe, Red-necked phalarope, Grey Phalarope, Arctic skua, Great skua, Long-tailed skua, B.H.Gull, C.Gull, H.Gull, L.B.B.Gull, G.B.B.Gull, Kittiwake, Glaucous gull, Iceland gull, Arctic tern, Puffin, Black guillemot, Razorbill, Feral-pigeon, Meadow pipit, White wagtail, Grey wagtail, Wheatear, Redwing, Blackbird, Wren, Raven, Starling, Mealy redpoll, Arctic redpoll, Snow bunting!

A grand total of 69 species!

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