Lone Cormorant

Dílaskarfur – Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo

This lone Cormorant was sitting by the edge of the ice on Lake Elliðavatn near Reykjavik. Seems like it has not a bother in the world. Usually they prefer the shore and coastline but they can also sometimes be seen inland at dams, lakes and pits.

Hunting Gyrfalcon

Fálki – Gyrfalcon – Falco rusticolus

A Gyrfalcon  was searching for prey by River Ölfusá yesterday. He flew over a flock of ducks and swans. They did not move and most stayed in the water.


Soon some Ravens came by and chased the Gyrfalcon away.


The Ravens are a tough bunch.  This time the Gyrfalcon fled without a morsel to eat.