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and other NATURE
Focus On Nature Tour
in June 2012.
All of the photographs that follow were taken during that tour
by tour participant, Gabriel Hauser - © - all rights reserved.
Probably the avian star of the show
was the ATLANTIC PUFFIN
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And yet another.
Never enough Puffins.
Another alcid, a Black Guillemot
in breeding plumage
This alcid is a Common Murre,
the bridled form.
In Europe, and Iceland is in Europe,
the English name of this bird is simply Guillemot.
And yet another alcid is the Razorbill.
In English, it's "Razorbill" anywhere.
Male and female Harlequins in a rushing river.
A Great Skua in the water
by the side of a road.
A female Rock Ptarmigan
And a male Rock Ptarmigan
A White Wagtail
From Redwing to
this is an adult Common Redshank.
A baby Redshank
The adult Eurasian Oystercatcher
And its baby.
An adult Whooper Swan with cygnets
Just the cygnets.
A Pink-footed Goose
And a Pink-footed Gosling
An adult male Common Eider
And the little Common Eider ducklings
A female Barrow's Goldeneye
In Europe, this mostly American species is only in Iceland.
An Arctic Tern.
Of all the birds that leave Iceland in the winter,
this one travels the furthest.
A dark-morph Parasitic Jaeger
A Black-tailed Godwit
On Iceland, this subspecies, Limosa limosa islandica,
is an endemic breeder.
A Common Ringed Plover
A Red-necked Phalarope in breeding plumage
In its breeding plumage, a Red-throated Loon.
In Europe, it goes by the English name of Red-throated Dover.
A Common Loon in its breeding attire.
Its English name in Europe is the Great Northern Diver.
In Europe, it only nests in Iceland.
brightly-colored breeding garb,
a Horned Grebe,
known in Europe as the Slavonian Grebe.
And yet another bird in breeding plumage
is this male Snow Bunting.
Not a bird, but an animal we saw in Iceland,
the Reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.
Reindeer have been in the wild in Iceland since 1771,
when about a dozen were introduced from Norway.
Now there are about 3,000 in Iceland.
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