Photos: More Eggs than Ever in Grímsey Sea Cliffs

eggs-guillemot-grimsey_psBjarni Magnússon, district commissioner on Grímsey island, Iceland’s northernmost inhabited island which lies directly on the Arctic circle, said he has never seen as many guillemot (murre) eggs in the island’s sea cliffs—he should know, he has fetched eggs from the cliffs since 1943.

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Obamas Oma besucht Island

obama-small_mfaSarah Obama, die Grossmutter des US-Präsidenten Barack Obama, kam vorgestern in Island an, wo sie zehn Tage bleiben wird. Sie kam, um auf die Tears Children Charity (Kindertränen-Organisation) aufmerksam zu machen.

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First Arctic Terns Arrive in Iceland

arctictern02_goThe first Arctic terns of the season have arrived in Iceland. Four birds were spotted near Gardur in southwest Iceland on May 10. These birds seem to be habitual because in the past years they have always arrived at the same place at the same time.

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