Geese in big groups

Geese are now in big groups in meadows and fields in the south of Iceland. They come from their winter grounds in the British Isles.


Most of the geese are  Pinkfoot  (Anser brachyrhynchus) and Greylag  (Anser anser) which are breeding birds in Iceland. Groups of Greenlandic Whitefront (Anser albifronssem) come and stopover in Iceland on their way to and from their breeding grounds on the West coast of Greenland.

The photo is taken this morning of a group of Whitefronts, along with one Greylag and one Pinkfoot. Click on the photo to and see if you can spot them.