Meadow Pipits coming home

Þúfutittlingur – Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipits (Anthus pratensis) are now arriving in Iceland with the southeast winds. Yesterday and today they were seen flying over Selfoss. The Meadow Pipit is the most common passerine bird in Iceland, with a breeding population estimated 500,000 – 1,000,000 pairs. They are common breeding birds all over the country, also in the interior where there is some vegetation.  The Meadow Pipit’s winter grounds are in Southwest Europe and in Morocco.