The first golden plover in its summer feathers, considered the first sign of spring in Iceland, was spotted in Kópavogur, in the Greater Reykjavík Area, on Saturday. “It was in its summer costume, black tights with yellow on top,” described Ólafur Karl Níelsen at the Icelandic Institute of Natural History.
According to Ólafur, plovers, which are migratory, were last seen at the beginning of November. In February it was reported that several golden plovers were spotted in Seltjarnarnes. Ólafur says that several golden plovers were seen in Seltjarnarnes throughout the winter but they had not yet shed their winter feathers, visir.is reports.
The golden plover always arrives in Iceland around this time of year.