Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saturday's Critters # 301

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More from the Snaefellsnes Peninsula and Iceland's coast.

Gulls fly by, I am not sure of their id.



The Arctic Terns were seen along the rocky beaches on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.



I am just guessing at this duck, a Scaup? Edited, thanks to David this is the female Tufted Duck below. 


Gull id's are difficult for me, the juveniles and adults look so different. Perched nearby is the European Shag, id corrected with thanks to David. 


A group of European Shag.


Northern Fulmar


A friend helped with this id, the Velvet Scoter. 



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54 comments:

  1. Great photos, I wonder how they cope when it is winter?

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    1. Hi Nancy, Iceland is only a little colder than most countries in Western Europe. Temperatures in the capital city of Reykjavik average just above freezing. I heard they have heated sidewalks and streets, the geothermal heating is amazing. It would be nice not to shovel the snow. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  2. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos! The Gulls are a pretty bird.
    Happy weekend!

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  3. Nice bird shots. Is the Northern Fulmar a type of Gull?
    MB

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    1. Hello, they look like gulls, but they are included in the tubenose species of sea birds. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  4. Wonderful photos Eileen, always such a pleasure to visit and enjoy.
    Hugs.
    Joy

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  5. Very beautiful and partly new critters!
    The Pelagic cormorants are particularly interesting...
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Hi! Various kind of gulls! The velvet scoter is very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. WOW, you have been to Iceland :) I have been there twice but rarely saw birds. Mostly nature and hot springs. :) But I recognice the birds, saw a lot of them in Scotland :) Especially the Fulmar is cool to watch.
    I have given up trying to ID gulls unless it is not very obvious wich one it is.
    Wishing you a great week. :)

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  8. Beautiful photos Eileen. I never realized all the different kinds of gulls there are.
    Thanks for hosting and have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

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  9. Hello Eileen. I think that the large gulls are Herring Gulls. There are subtle differences between European and American Herring Gulls, impossible to tell from these pictures. The duck you label as a scaup I believe is a female Tufted Duck and the bird called a Pelagic Cormorant is a European Shag. Hope this helps.

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    1. Thanks David, I appreciate the id help! I was hoping to see the male Tufted Duck.

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  10. ...Eileen. such a great collection of shore birds. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day!

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  11. On second thoughts, the gulls, I believe, are Glaucous Gulls.

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  12. Tuas fotos são dignas de calendários sempre! Muito lindas! beijos, ótimo fim de semana,chica

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  13. Wow, on the shag...I am glad someone knew. I would have thought cormorants. I would have trouble identifying gulls, too...

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  14. What a great place to looks for wildlife. Great photos.

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  15. A great selection of sea birds, Eileen! Have a great new week.

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  16. I know it was thrilling to see so many birds and wildlife that you don't see anywhere else! Great photos! Happy weekend!

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  17. I really love the shore birds. We don't see many of them.
    have a great weekend! cheerio

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  18. I love that you still spy so many birds while on your travels abroad...so dedicated ;)

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  19. Didn't know there were so many types of gulls. Lovely photos Eileen and thanks for hosting.

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  20. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the Snaefellsnes peninsula and the coast of Iceland.
    Photo 6 is my favorite.
    Can you place my link, I still can't.
    Best regards, Irma

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  21. this trip turned out to be very plentiful in birds and gulls, maybe you know that before you went!! beautiful pictures, i enjoyed them all!!

    have a wonderful weekend, the weather is suppose to be great!!

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  22. Oh more wonderful nature photos! Love our feathered friends ^_^

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. I love the Fulmer.. wow. they are all beautiful. I do like Gulls a lot...

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  24. wow the Fulmer is so pretty, thanks for hosting this wonderful link up.

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  25. I walk seldom on a sea shore, so it was a joy to see these birds. Thank you for hosting, have a pleasant weekend Eileen.

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  26. Very interesting and productive trip. Loved the photos of species I will never meet in person.

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  27. You did well with a little help from your friends to ID all of these birds that are so foreign to us North Americans! Thanks for hosting & for your emails, Eileen!

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  28. Thanks for a trip of Iceland, it has been wonderful.

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  29. What a wonderful chance to see some birds we don't see here in the US!
    Great photos!
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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  30. The European Shags look a lot like OUR cormorants.

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  31. Sure nice to see all the birds and ducks. Great pictures as always.

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  32. You really saw some awesome birds!! I have life list envy! I have trouble with gulls I see right here on the Atlantic coast!

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  33. Beautiful birds! Thank you for sharing Iceland with us Eileen. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  34. Fine looking seabirds! The Northern Fulmar is my favorite.

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  35. I didn't know you had Terns there, we've got Fairy Terns here in NZ that are endangered and protected.

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  36. Fan-n-n-tastic birds!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week...it's always appreciated.

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  37. This is the great nature. Thanks for sharing us.

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  38. Beautiful shots of some birds completely new to me, Eileen. I just love looking at them.

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  39. It's always nice to virtually travel and admire nature with you, Eileen!
    Beautiful photos !!
    Greetings

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  40. Eileen, you always capture birds so well. Bravo!

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  41. Your wonderful pictures are moving Iceland up on my bucket list! Great birds on top of the beautiful scenery!

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  42. A beautiful group of shore birds. I feed daily a couple of gulls that kindly come to visit me.

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  43. I'm not surprised you found such beautiful nature in Iceland. The photos are lovely.

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  44. I thoroughly enjoyed all your posts from Iceland. Amazing photos! Thank you for sharing them Eileen. Have a great week :)

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  45. Gulls are so cute abd fun to look at, have a lovely day ☺

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  46. Beautiful waterfowl! Gulls look so graceful in flight.

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