Battle with an earthworm

Heiðlóa – Golden Plover – Pluvialis apricaria

Golden Plovers can be seen all over the country by now but the first migrants usually arrive from their winter grounds in the British Isles in the end of March.  They are among the best loved Icelandic birds, the migrant that signals the coming of the long awaited spring here in the North.


The Plover’s favourite food is earthworm and this bird had quite a long struggle with his lunch, as can be seen in the photos.