Harlequins still here

Straumönd – Harlequin Duck – Histrionicus histrionicus

A group of Harlequin Ducks are on River Ölfusá. They are common here in  April but will leave when it gets warmer and the river becomes muddier because of snow melting in the highlands. Clear spring water rivers are their favourite.


The Harlequin Duck stays in the ocean around Iceland during the winter time but comes inland, on rivers, with the coming of spring.