News Tagged with “Icelandic birds”

Ravens flying over Reykjavik.

Over 3000 ravens hunted annually in Iceland

7 Sep The raven is in danger of extinction in Iceland, announced a surprising report by national broadcasting service Rúv last night. Over 3000 ravens are hunted every year, a figure which needs to be considerably limited according to the Institute of Natural History.

Swans didn't appear to like being photographed by a drone.

Swan takes down a drone in Iceland

5 Sep A swan knocked down a drone flown by a group of Indian tourists yesterday in Iceland. Eye witness Bergsveinn Reynisson says that a gropu of 300 swans were flying when a drone appeared on their eye level.

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Puffling found in Reykjavik city centre

25 Aug A puffling wandered into Skúlagata, a busy seaside street in the Reykjavik city centre last night. It's exremely rare to see pufflings in Reykjavik and this one was lucky enough to end up in the safe hands of SAR team member and Westman Islander Ármann Ragnar Ægisson who found it.

Friends Leon Drannaschk from Berlin and islander Elmar Erlingsson brought in the eighth puffling yesterday to Sæheimar research centre to be weighed.

Puffling rescue time in the Westman Islands

24 Aug It's that time of year again in Iceland, the annual baby puffin, or puffling, rescue in the Westman Islands.

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The perils of disturbing the nesting Arctic Tern

5 Jul Walking into the midst of the nesting area of the Arctic Tern has its dangers, as the bird is extremely protective of their young and attack anyone approaching them by trying to peck them in the head with their pointy beaks.

An unconventional family.

Swan pair in Iceland adopt a couple of goslings

24 May A swan pair in Mýrdalur, South East Iceland have adopted two goslings whom they are raising along with their two cygnets.

Örvar seems unperturbed by the arrow protruding from his chest.

Seagull flies from Iceland and back with an arrow in its chest

23 May A black-headed gull nicknamed Örvar (Arrow) due to an arrow stuck in his chest has again been spotted in Borgarnes, West Iceland, after disappearing to warmer shores during the winter.

The ducks in Húsavík.

A pair of Mandarin ducks decide to settle in Iceland's far north

18 May Locals of Húsavík, a town in North Iceland have been enjoying the sight of a pair of exotic visitors. Two male mandarin ducks have decided to move in to the town's botanical park.

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