White-tailed Eagle on the river

Haförn – White-tailed Eagle – Haliaeetus albicilla

The White-tailed Eagle breeds in the western part of Iceland and therefore is not often seen in other parts of the country except in the winter time. This winter an adult bird has been spotted several times on River Ölfusá where it runs through Selfoss town and seems to have taken a liking to a group of local ducks.

White-tailed Eagle followed by a Raven

In the snow fall one day this week the eagle soared high above the town, then plunged into and attacked the group of ducks. However, its mission was not accomplished this time. I caught a picture of the eagle as it flew away followed by a raven.