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Wim de Groot | profile | all galleries >> Galleries >> ICELAND tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

ICELAND



In the summer of 2009 we made our first trip to this wonderfull country.
Not a very long birdlist as expected, but a few species seen very well.
We make a trip in a rental car on the western past of the ring road en two highland routes, the Kj÷lur en Sprengisandur.

Unfortunately the weather was bad with a lot of rain en strong winds.
So you will not find shots of the puffin for example, but a few other species are worthwhile to show on this album.

In the summer of 2010 we went back for another trip and we were able to photograph the merlin.

golden plover(Pluvialis apricaria; NL: goudplevier) gyr falcon (juv.)  giervalk  Falco rusticolus merlin  smelleken  Falco columbarius golden plover  goudplevier  Pluvialis apricaria short-eared owl  velduil  Asio flammeus rock ptarmigan (winter plumage)  alpensneeuwhoen  Lagopus mutus
puffin  papegaaiduiker  Fratercula arctica gyr falcon (juv.)  giervalk  Falco rusticolus golden plover  goudplevier  Pluvialis apricaria short-eared owl  velduil  Asio flammeus merlin  smelleken  Falco columbarius golden plover  goudplevier  Pluvialis apricaria
rock ptarmigan (summer plumage)  alpensneeuwhoen  Lagopus mutus great norther diver(Gavia immer, NL: ijsduiker) pink footed goose  kleine rietgans  Anser brachyrhynchus gyr falcon (juv.)  giervalk  Falco rusticolus rock ptarmigan (summer plumage)  alpensneeuwhoen  Lagopus mutus fulmar  noordse stormvogel  Fulmaris glacialis
short-eared owl  velduil  Asio flammeus golden plover  goudplevier  Pluvialis apricaria gyr falcon (juv.)  giervalk  Falco rusticolus redwing  koperwiek  Turdus iliacus rock ptarmigan (winter plumage)  alpensneeuwhoen  Lagopus mutus rock ptarmigan (summer plumage)  alpensneeuwhoen  Lagopus mutus
great skua  grote jager  Stercorarius skua Barrow's goldeneye (fem.)  IJslandse brilduiker  Bucephala islandica merlin  smelleken  Falco columbarius gyr falcon (juv.)  giervalk  Falco rusticolus