Meadow Pipits migrating

Þúfutittlingur – Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipits have now gathered in groups and roam the countrysides in search of food. They are eagerly preparing for the long journey to their winter grounds in South Europe and Africa. Most of them will leave in the coming week when flying conditions over the Atlantic are favourable.  The groups are exceptionally big now which indicates that breeding was very successful this summer.


In the South Interior last week Meadow Pipits were by the thousands, bigger groups than we have seen before.  They were eating berries, larva and spiders, all of which seemed in abundance. This Meadow Pipit was in Veiðivötn, South Iceland.