|Black-headed Gull near Grótta|
Down the road from Reykjavik city center there is a delightful nature preserve named Grótta designed to protect a tern colony on a small lighthouse island. Regrettably, it was high tide when I arrived in the early morning so I couldn't access the island itself, but I did walk the beach and along the adjacent pond.
|Ruddy Turnstone and Arctic Tern|
|Common Ringed Plover|
I will admit having mixed feelings about another resident bird, limited geographically now but spreading.
I'm hoping the relative lack of suitable cavities (no trees in much of Iceland) will keep the starlings near the city.
Down the pond, some now familiar sights.
Including a distant group of Glaucous Gulls (associating with black-backed and maybe Herring Gulls).
|The path between the sea and the pond|
|Greylag Geese and Whooper Swan|
|Gulls and human residences|
Can you identify the fuglar of Seltjarnarnes?