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Sea Eagle Spotted in South Iceland

A sea eagle was seen by the farm Berjanes below the eastern Eyjafjöll mountain range, south Iceland, sitting on a mound approximately 150 meters from the farm. Eagles, which mainly reside in west Iceland, are rare visitors to these parts.


A sea eagle. Source: Wikipedia.

“It happens occasionally that young birds wander off to this region but I believe it has been ten years since I last saw one,” farmer Vigfús Andrésson told Morgunblaðið, adding that a sea eagle was spotted in Vík a few years ago.

When Vigfús tried to take its picture, the bird became frightened and flew away but he later caught up with it.

This isn’t the first time that rare birds end up at Vigfús’ farm; he is convinced that a bird that he and others saw last autumn was a nightingale. “If we were right it is the eighth time that the bird is sighted in Iceland.”

Click here to read more about eagles in Iceland and here to read about stray birds recently seen on the island.


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