Leaving soon for the South

Kría – Arctic Tern – Sterna paradisaea

The Arctic Tern  (Sterna paradisaea) has now left the mountain lakes in the Icelandic interior. On August 7 they were flying above the lakes in flocks, catching sticklebacks to feed to their young ones. Three days later they had disappeared with their chicks that were by then ready for flight. In all probability they are now in the sea around the country and will soon take flight in a southward direction. After about two months flight they will reach the sea around the South Pole (Antartica) where they will stay until spring arrives again.

Young Artic Tern

The photoes are taken  in Veiðivötn, Fishing Lakes, in the Icelandic Southern Interior.