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Arctic Tern Nesting Generally Successful

Arctic tern nesting was considered successful this summer but not in all places.On Snæfellsness peninsula in West Iceland, no young birds survived and all Arctic terns had left on August 10, according to bird enthusiast Sæmundur Kristjánsson.

arcticternAn Arctic tern. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Nesting took place relatively early in Hornafjörður, South Iceland, and the birds and their young had sufficient food. Nesting was also considered successful on Skagi peninsula in North Iceland.

Overall, the mortality rate of young birds which had been tagged was considered very low this summer, Morgunblaðið reports.

Click here to read more about the condition of bird nesting in Iceland.


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