Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Iceland comes to Manchester!

Having been to Iceland 5 times staying with Sverrir Thorstensen & Þorey Ketilsdóttir – enjoying their wonderful hospitality; it’s been a privilege to return the favour & have them stay with us here in sunny Manchester.


After hearing about our Coot catching antics, Sverrir was eager to see us in action. But unfortunately the little buggers were playing hard to get at & we failed at catching the Icelandics a Bleshæna!

So we had to make do with a few passerines, Canada Geese & Mute Swan (a stark contrast from catching Whoopers in boats!)



Apart from bird ringing they visited WWT Martin Mere where they were greeted by more Icelandics in form of 10,000 newly arrived Pink-footed Geese. Days out & walks in the Peak & Lake district and a day down the pit – in a local coal pit museum!

We’d like to say thank-you to both Sverrir & Thorey for visiting us and we look forward to seeing them again soon.

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