Have they come to stay?

Hringdúfa – Wood Pigeon – Columba palumbus

This summer a Wood Pigeon has been the most prominent bird in our garden.  It has taken a liking to our garden, or more precisely the sunflower seeds. Usually there is just one but every once in a while two of them show up. They feel at home and come to the window sills to remind us to keep filling the feeding trays.

Wood Pigeons are vagrants in Iceland but with increased cereal cultivation, Iceland will become more viable for them. They are beautiful birds and a nice addition to our usual guests but in many countries they are considered agricultural pests.