Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Not a brent goose....

Eiders are everywhere around Reykjavik! In some places they even join the mallards coming from bread....
Their breeding season is already well under way unlike the brent geese which aren't even half way through their migration. This female was sitting on a nest containing a couple of eggs on Seltjarnarnes Golf Course. Eiders are "farmed" in many places in Iceland to in order to protect nests and collect eiderdown to use in duvets and other soft things!


  1. I hear KC is looking forward to buying the first round when he arrives. Mine's a Egils Gull.

  2. Looking fwd to it for sure. of course there will be no boozing. This is a dry trip. Right...Gerry?