The perils of disturbing the nesting Arctic Tern

 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.  

When the photographer of  walked by accident into this nesting area in Seltjarnarnes the whole scene started to resemble a Hitchcock movie. 

People are urged to respect nesting birds at this time, and if by accident you do stumble into an area of nesting Arctic Terns, try waving a hat or scarf to scare them off until you're a safe distance away. 

The Arctic Tern has an amazingly long migratory pattern and they spend the summers in the Arctic raising their young and their winters in Antarctica. 


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