The collared pratincole.

Tiny Visitor Gets Attention

News Tagged with “Birds”
Horned grebe.

From Shooting Birds to Shooting Photos

7 Jun The horned grebes, a.k.a. Slavonian grebes (Podiceps auritus), on Vífilsstaðavatn, near Reykjavík, are busy these days.

Soon to Be Family of Seven

30 May This pair of whooper swans (cygnus cygnus) is getting ready for its eggs to hatch.

A common murre, drenched in oil, left, and after being cleaned by Sea Life Trust.

Oil Pollution May Stem from Shipwreck

7 May Fuel oil pollution, which has killed numerous birds on the south shore of Iceland and on the shore of Vestmannaeyjar islands, is possibly under the surface of the ocean.

Carcasses at Stafnes point, Heimaey island.

Oil-Covered Carcasses of Birds Puzzle Islanders

4 May Numerous oil-covered carcasses of birds have recently been discovered on Vestmannaeyjar islands, and no one knows why.

Good at posing.

Owl Makes Unexpected Landing by Arnarnes Home

10 Apr People don’t get many visits these days, but Gísli Árni Gíslason got a welcome surprise visit last Sunday.

COVID-19-Concerned Geese?

4 Apr A group of geese, spotted by readers of mbl.is in Garðabær, south of Reykjavík, over the weekend, appears to be well informed about rules on public gathering and social distancing, imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The crevice on Eldey island.

Crevice on Eldey Island Widens

4 Feb A crevice on Eldey – a sheer rock island, about 16 km (10 miles) southwest of the Reykjanes peninsula – has widened by about 3 cm since it was last measured a year ago.

Archive photo.

Grímsey Puffin Astonishes Scientists by Using Tool: See Video

3 Jan A puffin on Grímsey island, caught on camera using a stick to scratch its body, is featured in a new issue of the scientific journal PNAS.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, admiring the falcon.

Falcon Pampered by the President

30 Dec Some birds are luckier than others this Christmas.

Air-delivery of an amazing meal.

In Awe of Owls

12 Oct There are three species of owls in Iceland, and they are a rather rare sight.

The unique visitor, the common kingfisher.

Kingfisher’s First Visit to Iceland

12 Sep A kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) has been spotted by Mógilsá river in Esja mountain, Southwest Iceland.

From Seyðisfjörður.

Trouble Deep in Seyðisfjörður

7 Sep The town of Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, is in deep trouble – literally.

White-tailed eagle.

Eagle Population Reaches New Heights

31 Aug This has been a good summer for the Icelandic white-tailed eagle.

The scientists were surprised to find a harvestman this far from land.

Surtsey: Young and Attractive at 56

22 Jul 2019 A visit by scientists to Surtsey island July 14-18 reveals that the flora of the island is diverse and growing.

Two cruise ships visited the island on Saturday.

Spellbound Tourists on Grímsey Miss Ferry

19 Jun 2019 “There is something special about this island. Here, time is somehow irrelevant.”

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