Sandpiper enjoying life

Sendlingur – Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritima

The summer has been exceptionally good in Iceland and its effects can be seen in both fauna and flora in the interior. Golden Plovers, Ringed Plovers and  Purple Sandpipers are common breeding birds in the highlands and for them life has been good. Breeding was very successful and when summer is coming to an end bigger groups than in recent years can be seen all over the Icelandic highlands.

Mating ritual of the male

The photos are from Veiðivötn (Fishing Lakes) in the southern interior.