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Last update... 14 August 2017, 13:00

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Mon, 14 August 2017:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 13 August 2017:
A Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis was seen from a pelagic trip south-east of Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 12 August 2017:
Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 11 August 2017:
One Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 10 August 2017:
A Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Grenjaðarstaður/Aðaldalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 9 August 2017:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi bay (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 8 August 2017:
One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). An adult White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus is at Landeyjahöfn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 6 August 2017:
A Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis was seen from a whale-watching trip appr. 6 nm north of Búlandshöfði (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 5 August 2017:
Seven Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Rif (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 4 August 2017:
A Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo near Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Arnarstapi (W). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 3 August 2017:
A juvenile Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 August 2017:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Affallið/Landeyjar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 August 2017:
Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 31 July 2017:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Minnahof/Rangárvellir (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 30 July 2017:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus north of Heimaey (S). Two adult Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Eyvindarstaðir/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 July 2017:
A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 July 2017:
Sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Three Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Skjálfandi bay (NE). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). At least two Common Swifts Apus apus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 July 2017:
A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 July 2017:
Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 July 2017:
A female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Múlavatn/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still at Ystafell/Kinn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 July 2017:
Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Kollsá/Hrútafjörður (NW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 July 2017:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina and two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Eggversvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Another Common Goldeneye at Ólafsvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi bay (NE). Single first-summer (2cy) Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Klapparós/Núpasveit (NE) and Harðbaksvík/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 July 2017:
Two Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Álar/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 July 2017:
Two female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Álar/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 July 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 July 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta still at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common Swift Apus apus at Landmannalaugar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 July 2017:
A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Helguvík near Keflavík (SW). An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta still at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 July 2017:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos remains at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 July 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos remains at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 July 2017:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus in Suðursveit (SE). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Ten Red Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 July 2017:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álar/Lake Mývatn (NE). A first-summer drake and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Dyrhólaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 July 2017:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 July 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Mýrarvatn/Reykjahverfi (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 July 2017:
A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Vestmannsvatn (NE) and two at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 July 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 July 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 July 2017:
An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Árnes/Aðaldalur (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Breiðavík (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 July 2017:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW) and Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 July 2017:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta by Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Flatey/Mýrar (SE). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 July 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Dyrhólaey (S). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Hlíðarendi/Fljótshlíð (S). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE). An adult and 2cy drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata along with one Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W) and a female at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A singing Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grímsey (N) and a first-summer (2cy) drake at Arnarstapi (W). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Gvendarstaðir/Kinn (NE). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla was found at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grímsey (N). An adult and 2cy drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata along with one Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottárskriður (E). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus was at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) and presumably the same bird had moved to Álftanes (SW) in the afternoon - 1st for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Eyri/Ingólfsfjörður (NW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Hvallátur (NW). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus was seen again in Garður (SW) and later at Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Breiðavík (NW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE). A singing Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Skógar (S). Two male House Sparrows Passer domesticus at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 June 2017:
A Pacific Swift Apus pacificus was found at Holt/Mýrar (SE) - 1st for Iceland. The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana again at Höskuldshöfði/Mývatn (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ólafsvík (W). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Kálfaströnd/Lake Mývatn (NE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Kálfaströnd/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 June 2017:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Garður (SW). Two females King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus was relocated at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Laxárvogur/Kjós (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Rif (W), a 2cy drake at Hestfjörður (NW) and three females are still at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Kleifar/Seyðisfjörður (NW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Skoruvíkurbjarg (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 June 2017:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Foss/Suðurfirðir (NW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis near Foss/Suðurfirðir (NW). An adult and 2cy drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata along with a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottárskriður (E). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Staðarbakki/Fljótshlíð (S). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 June 2017:
An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 June 2017:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Ásgautsstaðavatn/Stokkseyri (S). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was seen again at Selfoss (S). A 2cy drake and female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), another 2cy drake at Arnarstapi (W) while three (adult drake, 2cy drake and 2cy female) were seen at Garðskrókur/Skagafjörður (N). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Kirkjuhóll/Staðarsveit (W). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is still at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Staðarbakki/Fljótshlíð (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hæðargarður/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus was relocated at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos was seen briefly at Bakki/Húsavík (NE) - 12th for Iceland. One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 June 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana again at Höskuldshöfði/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Reykhólar/Reykhólasveit (NW). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis near Staður/Grindavík (SW). A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was seen south of Lake Mývatn (NE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 June 2017:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Höskuldshöfði/Mývatn (NE) and Gautlönd/Mývatnssveit (NE). A displaying Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Vaglaskógur (NE). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus near Húsey/Hróarstunga (E). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Höfn (SE). A singing Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Steingrímsfjarðarheiði (NW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Narfastaðir/Reykjadalur (NE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita remain at Hvalnes/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus remains at Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is near Fjörukot/Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Grímsey (N). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is near Fjörukot/Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. The female Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is still at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW) - 5th for Iceland. The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus was relocated at Býjasker/Miðnes (SW) - 15th for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Sandgerði (SW). Ten Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Ós/Akranes (SW). A male Canada Geese Branta canadensis was seen at Norðurhvoll/Mýrdalur (S). A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Flatey (W). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ölfusárós (SW), an adult drake at Rif (W), three females at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) and a female at Ósar/Hafnir (SW). An adult and first-summer drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). A male and female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca also at Þvottárskriður (E). One Common Crane Grus grus at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE) and the same or another at Lækjarhvammur/Aðaldalur (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Norðurhvoll/Mýrdalur (S). One female Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 June 2017:
The female Bufflehead Bucephala albeola is now at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus was again at Fjörukot/Miðnes (SW) - 15th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Sandgerði (SW). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Kalmanstjörn/Hafnir (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas american at Höskuldsstaðartjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Ásmundarstaðavatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ósar/Hafnir (SW). One Little Stint Calidris minuta was reported from Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes remains at Sandgerði (SW). Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Mýrarvatn/Reykjahverfi (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was reported from Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is near Fjörukot/Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A pair of Common Pochard Aythya ferina was reported from the river Sog (SW). A 2cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). A female Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Þorgeirsstaðir/Lón (SE). A Little Stint Calidris minuta at Garðskagi (SW). One female Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). The Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes was at Gerðar/Garður (SW) in the morning and at Sandgerði (SW) in the afternoon. An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Vík/Lón (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and at least twenty Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Skógar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is at Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A female Eurasian Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus was seen again at Mýrar (W) - 13th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Víkingavatn (NE). A Common Crane Grus grus is still at Lækjarhvammur/Aðaldalur (NE). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes was found at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A pair of Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 June 2017:
The female Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus is now at Sandgerði (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus was again near Melaberg/Miðnes (SW) in the morning but had relocated to Sandgerði in the afternoon - 15th for Iceland. A 2cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). One female Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). One Common Swift Apus apus at Húsavík (NE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW) and another two at Vík (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus was found at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW) - 15th for Iceland. A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Flatey (W). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Kálfaströnd/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Ásgarður/Landbrot (S). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S). The 2cy drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is still at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was reported from Vogar/Mývatn (NE). A Common Crane Grus grus is at Lækjarhvammur/Aðaldalur (NE). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE) while another was seen at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). A 2cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita remain at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). A pair of Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula was seen at Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Þjórsárdalur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Flatey (W) while two drakes of feral origin remain at Húsavík (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A 2cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). One drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Hagi/Aðaldalur (NE). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 June 2017:
The male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans albistriata remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 3rd record for Iceland of a Subalpine Warbler. Five Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Staðarsveit (W). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris has joined the drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Selfoss (S). A 2cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE) while two females are at Grindavík (SW). The 2cy drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is still at Þvottárskriður (E). Single adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Grímsey (N) and Jökulsárlón (SE). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Kársnes/Kópavogur (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and one at Höfn (SE). A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis remains at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One pair of Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 June 2017:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Vattarfjörður/Barðaströnd (NW). A Little Stint Calidris minuta was found in Garður (SW). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica in Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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