Birds at the Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland

Discussion in 'Birds' started by bobhoge, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. The lake at the bottom of the Vatnajokull Glacier led to a very short river to the sea. Lots of birds seemed to congregate there. I spent a little time trying to document a few:

    Arctic Terns were plentiful and I saw this one with a little lunch:
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    A Skua was doing the cleanup job in the parking lot:
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    Mr & Mrs Eider were taking naps:
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    This Harlequin Duck flew past me:
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    Landed and stired up the Eiders:
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    Finally decided he likes this rock:
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    After returning to the ship we saw this nice Northern Gannet fly by:
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    And head to this large rookery on a little island:
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    Bob & Nan
     
  2. I think I can pronounce "Glacier" right, but how about a phonetic for that first bit, eh?????? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

    Grand, I like them .... and another place that looks like a grand place to visit.
     
  3. Hi Bill,

    I did not even attempt to try to pronounce most of the Icelandic or Faroese words. It is even difficult to make sure you are spelling things correctly although you are looking at it printed on a map. You just have to do it l e t t e r b y l e t t e r or you mess up every time:wink:

    Bob
     
  4. Great stuff Bob. Looks like another book is in the near future.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great stuff Bob..:>))) wow
    Your harliquin is a Wood Duck
     
  6. Sorry Gale, but a Wood Duck has yellow sides and red around the bill, the Harlequin Duck has red sides and white around the bill. They do have somewhat similar patterns.

    Bob
     
  7. Nope ... don't think so Gale. The Wood Ducks I know are smaller (I think), have a green head with a kind of feather mane behind, and much less white on them. This might not be a Harlequin (I think it is though) but it is definately not a Wood Duck.
     
  8. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Nice series of images. Looks like a great place to image.
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
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