On my trip on Monday I stopped at Skógafoss. This waterfall is one of the most frequented tourist attractions in the south of Iceland.
A Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) surprised us with a visit this morning. We noticed it sitting relaxed on the ground for quite a while. The smaller birds were hopping around it giving it no notice and the Owl made no attempt to attack any of them.
A Short-eared Owl has been seen flying in Selfoss in the past few weeks and we saw it here in the garden one night around the middle of March. The photo was taken an hour ago in the garden when the Owl had flown and come back again.