While sailing from Dyrholaey to the Westman
Islands we spotted between 12 and 16 Killer Whales and two
Humpbacks. We had fantastic views,
It was exciting to see the young volcanic island of Surtsey, which
formed after volcanic eruptions in 1963. It's an opportunity to
study how new plants, birds and other natural forms colonize the
island after an eruption.
Kittiwakes were a wonderful sight.
Black-legged Kittiwake colony
on vertical cliffs in Heimaey. Westman Islands on 22 June 2019.
Oystercatchers at Heimaey on 23 June 2019
Fish processing attracts many
gulls. Heimaey on 22 June 2019.
Gulls on roof at fish processing plant. Gull in
front is size of Herring but has black marks in white wingtips. Also
Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed and European Herring Gulls
at Heimaey on 22 June 2019.
Great Black-backed and European
Herring Gulls on fish processing plant roof. Heimaey on 22 June