Iceland 2017 with Quest Nature Tours -  page 7 of 8

Arctic Terns were breeding everywhere. One of the longest distance migrants in the world, these birds come a long way to breed in Iceland and other places in the North Atlantic. Flatey Island on 30 June 2017.


Common Loons breed in Iceland, the only place in Europe. We were excited to see the Ontario provincial bird in Iceland with its young. Thingvellir National Park on6 July 2017.


Red-throated Loons breed in Iceland and North America.


Harlequin Duck is a North American species that breeds in Iceland, the only place in Europe. We saw these males and females as we drove into the Highlands. on 4 July 2017.


This is the European Common Scoter, which has been split from the North American Black Scoter. Lake Myvatn on 2 July 2017.


We were exciting to see so many Pink-footed Geese with young on  a large river where we cross the the mountains on our way to Akureyri. We also see them in the Highlands where they breed. 1 July 2017.


White Wagtail was common. We liked seeing this perky bird especially when it was feeding young. Snaefellsnes Peninsula on 29 June 2017.


 Perched in angelica, this Redwing is singing a beautiful song typical of thrushes. Vik on 5 July 2017.


Snow Bunting on Flatey Island on 30 June 2017 where it was feeding young.


Eurasian Wren in Akureyri on 1 July 2017


Common Redpoll on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula on 28 June 2017. Areas with birches and planted conifers attract redpolls. The bills on Icelandic redpolls seem large. More to come on redpolls.


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