Barrow’s Goldeneye with recently hatched ducklings

I photographed this Barrow’s Goldeneye with 7 recently hatched ducklings at Veiðivötn /Hraunvötn, southern highlands  in the week – a very late date for such young birds. In Iceland Barrow’s Goldeneye is more or less restricted to the north-east although some pairs do breed in the southern highlands.

Húsönd – Barrows Goldeneye – Bucephala islandica