Winter bird

This cute bird really matches its surroundings!

Seen at Tjörnin, Reykjavík

I thought from looking at the list of birds found at the lake that these are white wagtails, but that doesn’t seem to match with pictures online. Does anyone know what type of bird this is?

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13 thoughts on “Winter bird

    • Ooh maybe! You’re right, it does look like one, without the black head! I have looked at this site before for UK birds. Not clear if this bird goes as far north as Iceland but I agree it looks right. Maybe would also explain why I thought it was too small to be something like a gull!

  1. Oh I’m rubbish at this kind of stuff. We’ve had wagtails visit recently and my husband got quite excited. Not as excited as our cat 😉 They were lovely though. Your photo does look like some kind of gull though.

  2. Yes, it’s a juvenile black-headed gull. But it looks wonderfully as though it’s wearing a traditional lopapeysa!

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