In the absence of any recent positives, I've been mentally returning to Iceland, land of heroes and slayers of xenophobic cretins. Specifically I've been thinking about Grebes and Ptarmigans, as they were the two species that I came away feeling the most pleased about. Thanks to the collective brain fail on the 23rd I've been rather busy at work, so I am rather late to these, but I've finally managed to free up a bit of time to go through them and I'm still pleased.
Shaun and I probably saw about a dozen of these birds over the course of our short visit. They were all male, and tended to be sat on prominent parts of the scenery which made finding them a little bit easier. A few photos got taken from the car, those with more of a landscape feel, but a couple of times we tried the stalking route, and one of those went very well indeed. Here are a selection.