The Knot

Rauðbrystingur - Knot - Calidris canutus
Rauðbrystingur – Knot – Calidris canutus

The Knot (Calidris canutus) is a visitor here on the way to its breeding grounds in Greenland and Northeast Canada. In the spring around 270,000 birds stop here and in the autumn their numbers are much higher. For them Iceland is the place to relax and feed on the long flight from their winter grounds in Western Europe.  The photos are taken near Eyrarbakki, South Iceland.

Knots in Eyrarbakki, South Iceland