The temperature was just above freezing point on arrival in Iceland in the middle of the afternoon and we were able to watch birds in warm sunshine. Over the next five days, the temperatures never reached these giddy heights again although we continued to enjoy plenty of sunshine.
Location: Hafnir, Reykjanes Peninsula
Family: Ducks, Geese and Swans (Anatidae)
Species: Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)
Date taken: 08/04/2013