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Last update... 1 December 2016, 12:05

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Thu, 1 December 2016:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 30 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Héðinsvík/Tjörnes (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Grindavík (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 29 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Héðinsvík/Tjörnes (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Djúpivogur (E). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S) and Hvassaleiti/Reykjavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 28 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Ormsstaðir/Grímsnes (S) and Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Grindavík (SW). A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus has been at Seyðisfjörður (E) for several days.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 27 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was relocated at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 26 November 2016:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Ormsstaðir/Grímsnes (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 25 November 2016:
The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hvassaleiti/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 23 November 2016:
One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Heimaey (S). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 22 November 2016:
A Blue-winged Teal Anas discors was shot in south-west Iceland - 22nd for Iceland. 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N), Heimaey (S) and Hvassaleiti/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva remains at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 21 November 2016:
Two Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 20 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is again at Fuglavíkurtjörn/Miðnes (SW) - 5th for Iceland. The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Skógtjörn/Álftanes (SW) and Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 19 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was relocated at Fuglavíkurtjörn/Miðnes (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Höfn (SE). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 18 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 17 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 16 November 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Three Little Egrets Egretta garzetta are now at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 15 November 2016:
Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S) and one at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva remains at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 14 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was relocated at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Höfn (SE) and Djúpivogur (E). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Garður (SW). A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus was seen at Grindavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). At least ten Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Grindavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Fifteen Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and one at Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva remains at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 13 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was relocated at Miðhúsasíki/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis was last seen at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Eyrarbakki (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW) and four at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 12 November 2016:
The juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was relocated at Fitjatjörn/Miðnes (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. Seventeen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Höfn (SE). Eight Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE) and three at Garður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and thirteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and twenty at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 11 November 2016:
Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Höfn (SE) and Eyrarbakki (S). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW) and Garður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Langhús/Fljót (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 10 November 2016:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was found at Álftanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and singles at Höfn (SE), Heimaey (S) and Stokkseyri (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 9 November 2016:
A juvenile Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was found at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Héðinsvík/Tjörnes (NE) and a female at Húsavík (NE). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Djúpivogur (E). Two Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW) and one at Seyðisfjörður (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S) and Siglufjörður (N), two at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and four at Seyðisfjörður (E). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 8 November 2016:
Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Álftanes (SW) and Höfn (SE). One Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea still at Vogsósar/Selvogur (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N) and Akureyri (N). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW), Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 7 November 2016:
A Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea at Vogsósar/Selvogur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 6 November 2016:
A Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and ten at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 5 November 2016:
A Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata was found at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Stokkseyri (S). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S) and one at Álftanes (SW). Two Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Eyrarbakki (S), Hjalli/Ölfus (SW) and Álftanes (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at A-Landeyjar (S). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Stokkseyri (S). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and two at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Akureyri (N) and Grindavík (SW) and two at Akranes (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 4 November 2016:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Stokkseyri (S). Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) and Djúpivogur (E). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE), Hveragerði (SW) and Garður (SW). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Bakkavík/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and Akureyri (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), four at Seyðisfjörður (E) and singles at Garðskagi (SW), Stokkseyri (S) and Akranes (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), Garðar/Álftanes (SW), Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 3 November 2016:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis was relocated at Drangshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S) - 12th for Iceland. Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). Fifteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Dalvík (N). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 November 2016:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) while others were seen at Seyðisfjörður town (E) and Skógasandur (S) - 9th & 11-12th for Iceland. A juvenile Spotted Crake Porzana porzana was seen at Höfn (SE) - 10th for Iceland if not the same as on 10th Oct. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva remains Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) with another found at Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 November 2016:
A putative first-winter American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen at Grindavík (SW). A returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW), Hraun/Ölfus (SW) and Borgarfjörður (SW) and three at Garður (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and one at Stykkishólmur (W). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stokkseyri (S), Skaftafell (SE) and Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Heimaey (S) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and three at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 31 October 2016:
A putative first-winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri was seen at Grindavík (SW). A returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Álftanes (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW) and two at Höfn (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW), Stokkseyri (S), Selfoss (S), Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE) and two at Siglufjörður (N). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 30 October 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Þórshöfn (NE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE), two at Grindavík (SW), four at Húsavík (NE), two at Selfoss (S) and singles at Akureyri (N), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Seyðisfjörður (E) and Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 October 2016:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE), two at Selfoss (S) and one at Grindavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Selfoss (S). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Leirá/Leirársveit (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Krákuvatn/Flói (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE), Hólar/Nes (SE) and Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and two at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Þingeyri (NW). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Skagaströnd (N) and singles at Húsavík (NE) and Keflavík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Keflavík (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Stokkseyri (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW), Stokkseyri (S), Siglufjörður (N) and Húsavík (NE), two at Selfoss (S), two at Keflavík (SW) and five at Höfn (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and singles at Stokkseyri (S) and Keflavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Leirá/Leirársveit (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Garðar/Álftanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and another three at Garður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Ólafsfjörður (N). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). An adult Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Skjálfandi bay (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Grindavík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW), Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Leirá/Leirársveit (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Garðar/Álftanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Selfoss (S). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Grindavík (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Selfoss (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba is now at Leirá/Leirársveit (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and Hnausar/Vatnsdalur (N). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and Krókur/Flói (S). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Akureyri (N). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Krókur/Flói (S) and Breiðdalsvík (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 October 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Garðar/Álftanes (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Three Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus at sea between Þorlákshöfn and Heimaey (S). Three Little Egrets Egretta garzetta are now at Höfn (SE), a record flock for Iceland. Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Keflavík (SW). Twelve Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Birds at Heimaey (S) include one Garden Warbler Sylvia borin, seven Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla, one Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita and a Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs. One Blackcap at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Urriðaá near Akranes (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). Three Little Egrets Egretta garzetta are now at Höfn (SE), a record flock for Iceland, while one remains at Neskaupstaður (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE), two at Neskaupstaður (E), two at Seyðisfjörður (E) and three at Garður (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Stokkseyri (S), fifteen at Grunnafjörður (SW) and ten at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A first-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Álftanes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica by Hafragil/Eyjafjarðarsveit (N). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE), two at Akureyri (N) two at Dalvík (N) and singles at Grindavík (SW) and Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Single Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE), Stokkseyri (S) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE) and singles at Stokkseyri (S) and Seyðisfjörður (E). Seven Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE), three at Sandgerði (SW), two at Akureyri (N), two at Stokkseyri (S), two at Seyðisfjörður (E) and singles at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S) and Félagslundur/Flói (S). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE), two at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Stokkseyri (S), Staður/Grindavík (SW), Sandgerði (SW), Vík (S) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 22 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Urriðaá near Akranes (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A second-winter American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen at Reykjavík harbour (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S) and Neskaupstaður (E) and two at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Garður (SW) and Helluvatn (SW), two at Seyðisfjörður (E), three at Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and three at Elliðavatn (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Ólafsfjörður (N) and Eyrarbakki (S) and two at Stokkseyri (S). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Stokkseyri (S). Single Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Stokkseyri (S) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seyðisfjörður (E), Höfn (SE), Lækjarbakki/Flói (S), Grindavík (SW), Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Húsavík (NE) and Sultir/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Staður/Grindavík (SW) and Stokkseyri (S) and two at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW) and one at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba was found at Urriðaá near Akranes (SW) - 6th for Iceland if not the same as earlier this month at Hellnar. A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) while another caught on a trawler north of Iceland on 20th Oct was released at Dalvík (N) today - 9-10th for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Höfn (SE). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was seen at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Grindavík (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). A juvenile Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Grindavík (SW). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW) and one at Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 October 2016:
A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Wagtails Motacilla cinerea at Gullfoss (S). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S), one at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and two at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S) and one at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), four at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), several at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and singles at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Laugar/Reykjadalur (NE) where found dead. Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW), two at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and several at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 19 October 2016:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis is at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 18 October 2016:
A White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus was reported from Selfoss (S) - 1st for Iceland if accepted. A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis is at Hánefsstaðir/Seyðisfjörður (E) - 9th for Iceland. A Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio remains at Heimaey (S) - 17th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and two at Blikastaðakró/Reykjavík (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Höfn (SE). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is still at Heimaey (S). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is still at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S) and nine at Seyðisfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Höfn (SE). Five Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Heimaey (S) and singles at Stokkseyri (S), Eyrarbakki (S) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Two Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE), one at Eyrarbakki (S), two at Stokkseyri (S), six at Heimaey (S), three at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), two at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (S) and one at Kópasker (NE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Egilsstaðir (E), Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Grænahraun/Nes (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Stokkseyri (S), Heimaey (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and two at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Eyrarbakki (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE) and Heimaey (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW) and five at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 17 October 2016:
A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio was found at Heimaey (S) - 17th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica remains at Heimaey (S) - 21st for Iceland. Two Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus north of Heimaey (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Þingeyri (NW) and another at Tálknafjörður (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Heimaey (S) and two at Seyðisfjörður (E). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S), six at Hvolsvöllur (S) and nine at Seyðisfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Bugar/Flói (S) and Stokkseyri (S) and two at Höfn (SE). Two Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S) and one at Stokkseyri (S). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), five at Stöðvarfjörður (E), four at Bugar/Flói (S), four at Höfn (SE) and singles at Garðskagi (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Kópasker (NE). Two Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW) and one at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Heimaey (S), four at Grænahraun/Nes (SE), two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), three at Höfn (SE) and singles at Horn/Nes (SE) and Stokkseyri (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S), three at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and singles at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and Höfn (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 October 2016:
A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla was found at Heimaey (S) - 10th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica remains at Höfn (SE) with another found at Heimaey (S) - 20-21st for Iceland. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and a drake at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S). One Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea still at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE) and two at Heimaey (S). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Heimaey (S) and Þorlákshöfn (SW). Single Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE), Heimaey (S) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stokkseyri (S), Höfn (SE) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and six at Heimaey (S). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Breiðagerði/Kópavogur (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and singles at Heimaey (S), Stokkseyri (S) and Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S). Four Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 October 2016:
A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A juvenile Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus was found at Heimaey (S) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica is still at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. A Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus was reported from Kjós (SW) - 7th for Iceland if accepted. A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla was seen again at Presthús/Reynishverfi (S) - 9th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica remains at Höfn (SE) - 20th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Rauðhólar/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S) and Þjórsárdalur (S). A male Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Heimaey (S). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (SE), two at Vík (S) and two at Þorlákshöfn (SW). Single Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Nine Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), three at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Þorlákshöfn (SW), Reynishverfi (S), Kálfafellsstaður/Suðursveit (SE), Höfn (SE) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE) and Höfn (SE). Twelve Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Vík (S), three at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), two at Höfn (SE), two at Heimaey (S) two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Þorlákshöfn (SW), Reynishverfi (S), Hali/Suðursveit (SE), Vík/Lón (SE) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Two Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE) and singles at Heimaey (S) and Garður (SW). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva remains at Preshús/Reynishverfi (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 October 2016:
A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla was found at Presthús/Reynishverfi (S) - 9th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica remains at Höfn (SE) - 20th for Iceland. Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Elliðavatn (SW) and Stykkishólmur (W). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Útskálar/Garður (SW). Two Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Útskálar/Garður (SW) and one at Húsavík (NE). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Höfn (SE). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Selfoss (S), Þorvaldseyri/Eyjafjöll (S) and Hof/Öræfi (SE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Selvogur (SW), Bugar/Ölfus (SW), Selfoss (S) and Núpar/Eyjafjöll (S). Three Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), two at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (SW) and singles at Presthús/Reynishverfi (S) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Five Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), three at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S), two at Þorvaldseyri/Eyjafjöll (S) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Bugar/Ölfus (SW), Timburhóll/Flói (S), Núpar/Eyjafjöll (S), Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S), Reynishverfi (S), Vík (S), Hof/Öræfi (SE), Höfn (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Steinar/Eyjafjöll (S) and Þorvaldseyri/Eyjafjöll (S). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Þorvaldseyri/Eyjafjöll (S) and Sólheimahjáleiga/Mýrdalur (S). A juvenile Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva at Preshús/Reynishverfi (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Bugar/Ölfus (SW) and Reynishverfi (S). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 October 2016:
A juvenile Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica was seen again at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica at Höfn (SE) - 20th for Iceland. A first-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was seen at Húsavík (NE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Garður (SW). A Common Swift Apus apus was reported from Bjarnarfjörður/Strandir (NW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Horn/Nes (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Höfn (SE). Up to four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Höfn (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE), two at Höfn (SE) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), three at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and two at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 October 2016:
A presumed Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio was seen at Siglufjörður (N) - 16th for Iceland. A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica was found at Höfn (SE) - 20th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Siglufjörður (N). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). A Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and two Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at sea 27 nm south-east of Ingólfshöfði (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 October 2016:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Norðurbotn/Tálknafjörður (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Langhús/Fljót (N). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica and a Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola are still at Höfn (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Langhús/Fljót (N) and Arnarstapi (W). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus still at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Hellnar (W) - 5th for Iceland. A Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica was found at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. A Spotted Crake Porzana porzana was also at Höfn (SE) - 9th for Iceland. A Hoopoe Upupa epops remains at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Skógar/Eyjafjöll (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Arnarstapi (W). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Garðskagi (SW). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Breiðdalsvík (E), two at Heimaey (S) and singles at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Breiðdalsvík (E) and singles at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Karlsstaðir/Berufjörður (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and Grænahlíð/Lón (SE). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), two at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Breiðdalsvík (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Askur/Djúpivogur (E), Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Heimaey (S). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 October 2016:
A juvenile Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo was seen at Skagaströnd (N). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta was seen at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). Three Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Hraunkot/Lón (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and two at Vík/Lón (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Heimaey (S). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Hellnar (W) - 5th for Iceland. A Hoopoe Upupa epops at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two European Goldfinches Carduelis carduelis at Höfn (SE). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A male and female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Skógar/Eyjafjöll (S) while one was found at Norðurbotn/Tálknafjörður (NW). A first-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Heimaey (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis, one Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE), two at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE), two at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Heimaey (S). Two Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca at Höfn (SE) and one at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S) and Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Hellnar (W) - 5th for Iceland. A Hoopoe Upupa epops at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). Nine Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Öndverðarnes (W). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Skógar/Eyjafjöll (S), Vogsbotn/Stykkishólmur (W) and Óseyri/Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is still at Heimaey (S). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica and a Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola were at Höfn (SE). A first-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Heimaey (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Timburhóll/Flói (S) and one at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S) and Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 October 2016:
Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Skógar/Eyjafjöll (S) and Vogsbotn/Stykkishólmur (W). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is still at Heimaey (S). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was seen again at Álftanes (SW), by Hliðsnes. Single White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW) and Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin still at Heimaey (S). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca still at Heimaey (S). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Heimaey (S). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE), Stokkseyri (S) and Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Heimaey (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus still at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 October 2016:
A first-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was found at Heimaey (S). The Hoopoe Upupa epops is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Breiðdalsvík (E). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 October 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba was found at Hellnar (W) - 5th for Iceland. A Hoopoe Upupa epops is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A second-winter Laughing Gull Larus atricilla was found at Seyðisfjörður (E). Single American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica were seen in Garður (SW) and at Álftanes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Keflavík (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is also still at Heimaey (S). Single Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Núpar/Eyjafjöll (S) and Fagridalur/Mýrdalur (S). Four Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE) and one at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Ystiskáli/Eyjafjöll (S) and singles at Núpar/Eyjafjöll (S) and Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Fagridalur/Mýrdalur (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 October 2016:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Keflavík (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta was seen at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Holt/Nes (SE). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis is still at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE). Six Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE) and four at Holt/Nes (SE). One Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE) and two at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE). Eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 October 2016:
Birds at Höfn (SE) include a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis, one Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, a juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica and a Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola. Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and one at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 October 2016:
An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was seen at Krókur/Flói (S). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). 22 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Berjanes/Eyjafjöll (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 September 2016:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Single Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and Höfn (SE). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and fifteen at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Berjanes/Eyjafjöll (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 September 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 September 2016:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). The Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus was relocated at Helluvatn (SW). A Peregrine Falcon Pandion haliaetus was seen at Reyðará/Lón (SE). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at sea between Vestmannaeyjar and Þorlákshöfn (S). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Single Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis is at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 September 2016:
One Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus at Elliðavatn and vicinity (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens at Eyrarbakki (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis is at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 September 2016:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Seven Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Hof/Öræfi (SE). A Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata remains at Höfn (SE). A Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata was reported from Hrauntunga/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 September 2016:
One Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens at Heimaey (S). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 September 2016:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana was seen again off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus were also seen off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 September 2016:
An adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana was found off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is also off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE) while four were at Setberg/Nes (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Hrísey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 September 2016:
One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is also still at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 September 2016:
The Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Heimaey (S) - 6th for Iceland. One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is also still at Heimaey (S). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was found at Keflavík (SW). A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 September 2016:
A Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus was found at Heimaey (S) - 6th for Iceland. A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, one Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus and four Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus are also at Heimaey (S). Three Willow Warblers at Ásólfsskáli/Eyjafjöll (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 September 2016:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus was seen at sea between Landeyjahöfn and Heimaey (S). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus just south of Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 September 2016:
Three Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus at Hrollaugseyjar (SE). Two juvenile Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Horn/Nes (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 September 2016:
A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 September 2016:
A Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at sea north of Skjálfandi bay (NE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola and no less than 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla also at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Grímsey (N) and two at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 September 2016:
One Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum at Langhús/Fljót (N) - 10th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 15 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 September 2016:
One Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus still at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Horn/Nes (SE). A juvenile Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus was seen at Skálanes/Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 September 2016:
One Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Borgarfjörður eystri (E) and Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and two at Fljótsdalur (E). Single juvenile Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola remain at Höfn (SE) and Sandgerði (SW). At least nineteen Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Öndverðarnes (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 September 2016:
Two drakes American Wigeons Anas americana at Núpsvatn/Núpasveit (NE). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ærvíkurbjarg (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult and juvenile Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola are at Höfn (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Sauðanes/Langanes (NE) and Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 September 2016:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Elliðavatn (SW). Single juvenile Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola remain at Höfn (SE) and Sandgerði (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 September 2016:
One Snow Goose Anser caerulescens at Fellabær (E). A Western Osprey Pandion haliaetus was seen at Helgastaðir/Reykjadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 September 2016:
One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 September 2016:
The juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii (8th for Iceland) was seen again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was reported from Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). Fifteen Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 September 2016:
The juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii (8th for Iceland) was seen again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). Fifteen Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 September 2016:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii (8th for Iceland) was seen again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). An adult and juvenile Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola remain at Sandgerði (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Rif (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 September 2016:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii (8th for Iceland) was seen again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) where an adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini also showed up. A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 September 2016:
Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola remain at Sandgerði (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and seven at Sandgerði (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 September 2016:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was found at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 8th for Iceland. A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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