Returning home

Skógarþröstur – Redwing – Turdus iliacus

Redwings in the thousands arrived in Iceland on April 1st and 2nd. The groups in our garden were obviously tired and famished after their flight from the British Isles. Up to 65 Redwings were counted here, feeding on apples and sunflower seeds.

We expect spring to greet our newcomers warmly but that is not the case now. The weather has been windy with frost and snow – not a warm welcome at all.  The Redwings, however, do not seem troubled and are already singing their hearts out  which is sure to signal the coming of warmer days.