Iceland/Greenland land birds and waders

There are limited land birds to find in Iceland and Greenland, particular when your visits are brief and dictated by the arrival and departure of a cruise ship.  Whenever we had the chance, we walked and sought out the local wildlife.  The majestic white-tailed eagles were visible on a couple of occasions but never close enough for a decent chance of a photo.  Nevertheless, we still enjoyed these few species – common starling, snow bunting and chick, ruddy turnstone, raven, purple sandpiper, oystercatcher and lapland bunting.

Lapland bunting
purple sandpiper 2
purple sandpiper
ruddy turnstone
snow bunting 2
snow bunting 3
snow bunting chick
snow bunting

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