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Migratory Birds Arrive in Iceland en Masse

Migratory birds have been arriving in Iceland with the good weather in recent days.

swans-flying_domPhoto: Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir/Iceland Review.

Whooper swans have been arriving in North Iceland and pink-footed geese in Nes in Hornafjörður, Southeast Iceland, while puffins have been spotted on Heimaey in Vestmannaeyjar (the Westman Islands), ruv.is reports.

The first golden plover arrived in Iceland on March 12, two weeks earlier than usual. The arrival of the first migratory bird is considered a sign of spring in Iceland.

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