Three Blackcaps now

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Another female Blackcap has now joined the pair from yesterday (see previous post). The three of them are feeding in the garden. Here is the male eating an apple that I placed on a twig. The girls are a bit shy and not at all fond of the camera.

– Stay tuned and see if I manage to get a good photo of them.

Sunrise and sunset in the volcanic mist

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Six weeks ago a volcanic eruption started in Bárðarbunga in Vatnajökull Glacier, more precisely in Holuhraun, just outside the glacier. Seismicity continues in the Bárðarbunga area, see:
http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/ 

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The eruption is in full action and the flow of lava has by now created a lavafield of over 55 square kilometers. It is estimated that the eruption produces 35,000 tons of SO2 daily both from the craters and the lava field. The gas pollution spreads over different parts of Iceland depending on the direction of the wind. The gas alters the clear skies and our sunrise isn’t as dazzling and blinding as usual.

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Photos from Selfoss South Iceland at sunset 12 October and sunrise 13 October.

Blackcap

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This male Blackcap visited my garden this morning. He was not shy when I came along with my camera. But it was difficult to get close to the female who accompanied him.  The Blackcap is a vagrant in Iceland but an annual guest in my garden and sometimes I have managed to keep a few of them alive through the whole winter.

– Stay tuned for updates on this couple.

Welcome to our new web :)

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Welcome to ORNOSK!
In a short while we will be opening an exiting blog dedicated to nature.
Our interest is among many things; birds, geology and nature.

We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

Velkomin á ORNOSK!
Bráðlega munum við opna hér spennandi vef sem er tileinkaður náttúrunni.
Aðalviðfangsefnið er fuglar, jarðfræði og auðvitað náttúran.