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Stray bird blown to Iceland

A Blackcap (Sylvia Atricapilla) was recently spotted in a tree in Siglufjördur, northeast Iceland. Birds caught in sharp air currents are sometimes blown to Iceland in the autumn.

Winter has already arrived in Siglufjördur with snowfall and frosty weather, so the Blackcap has had problems finding food, Morgunbladid reports.

Good samaritans in Siglufjördur have brought apples to the tree, where the starving bird resides, and so managed to keep it alive.

Stray birds have sometimes survived until December when fed, or even longer. The Blackcap usually feeds on insects.

Morgunbladid writes that stray birds can also be fed on ground meat scraped from meat factories if spread on tree branches and bushes.

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