Transparent utfyllnad Iceland on 24-31th May 2004
All photos (birds shots digiscoped) by Niklas Holmström
Seawatching at Gardskagis lighthouse in the afternoon on 24th May. Loads of seabirds were seen! Great view from a road restaurant a few kilometres before Blönduós, where saw several Harlequin Ducks.
View close to Godafoss, between Akureyri and Mývatn.
A pair of Harlequin Ducks at Laxáälva near Mývatn in the afternoon on 25th May.
  A pair of Harlequin Ducks at Laxáälva near Mývatn in the afternoon on 25th May.
A pair of Barrow's Goldeneye at Laxáälva. A female Red-necked Phalarope at Mývatn.
Three views of Mývatn. Hot and sunny on 26th May and amazing numbers of birds too!
A singing Redwing.   Common Snipe – a very common species on Iceland!
Male Barrow's Goldeneye at Mývatn.   Female Barrow's Goldeneye at Mývatn.
Lundey (=Puffin Island, which hold about 200 000 pairs) off Husavik seen from the whalewatching boat Nattfari.   A nice Fulmar at sea off Husavik, photographed from the whalewatching boat Nattfari.
A very curious Minke Whale off Husavik, which circling around the boat for half an hour!   The very same Minke Whale spyhopping close to the boat several times. A great experience!
Rock Ptarmigan fairly common on the northerna parts.   Male Snow Bunting.
Black-tailed Godwit of race islandica.   A beautiful Red Knot in summer plumage.
The amazing sight of this sexy pair of Red Phalarope feel somewhat wrong in ones mind.   Female Red Phalarope. In total we saw two pairs on northern Iceland and single female in Reykjavik.
Four species of breeding auks at Raudinúpur.   Brünnich's Guillemots.
Kittiwakes.   A 2nd cal year male King Eider at Grjótnes.
Adult male Harlequin Duck. 2nd cal year male Harlequin Duck.
The amazing fall Dettifoss.   Mývatnsveiten (Namafjall).
The Humpback Whale at Akureyri showing the fluke before diving.

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