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Last update... 18 September 2018, 17:00

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Tues, 18 September 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 17 September 2018:
One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Gaulverjabær/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 September 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Álar/Mývatn (NE). Single adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW) and Eyrarbakki (S). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE) and one at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 September 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Ingólfshöfði (SE). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). Eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 September 2018:
An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 September 2018:
Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 September 2018:
One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Heimaey (S). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea at Höfn (SE). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). The long-staying Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Eyjólfsstaðaskógur/Vellir (E). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 September 2018:
An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). A juvenile Sabine's Gull Xema sabini off Rauðasandur (NW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 September 2018:
Three Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus and nine Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis at sea about 133 km NW off Látrabjarg (NW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Eyjólfsstaðaskógur/Vellir (E). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius was seen for the last time near lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Several Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Hólmsberg/Keflavík (SW) and at least fifteen at sea off the Westfjords (NW). At least one Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis at sea off the Westfjords (NW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Útskálar/Garður (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Merkigil/Austurdalur (N). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains near lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Garðskagi (SW). Two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW). 110 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus, 18 Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis and two Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea about 125 km NNW off the Westfjords (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains near lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Over 30 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus, over 20 Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis and one Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea off the Westfjords (NW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). A juvenile European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Eyjólfsstaðaskógur/Vellir (E). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains near lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Önundarfjörður (NW). Good numbers of Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Ingólfshöfði (SE). Single adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Sandgerði (SW) and Súluholt/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 September 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn/Garðabær (SW). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hellissandur (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains near lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Three adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S) and at least one at Höfn (SE). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hellissandur (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Two Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hellissandur (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 September 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Two Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE) and singles at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Sandgerði (SW). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and nineteen at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 September 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). Single adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW), Sandgerði (SW) and Grindavík (SW). One adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and two at Höfn (SE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 31 August 2018:
One adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 30 August 2018:
Single Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE), Sandgerði (SW) and Garðskagi (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hellissandur (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 29 August 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 28 August 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Two adult Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE) and one adult at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 27 August 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. Two adult Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 August 2018:
The female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius remains at lake Apavatn (S) - 3rd for Iceland. One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 August 2018:
A female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius was finally seen at lake Apavatn (S), after its sapwells being discovered earlier in August - 3rd for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 August 2018:
Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Ystafell/Kaldakinn (NE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 August 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica was found at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at sea at Lónbugt (SE). Four Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (E). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 August 2018:
Two Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus at sea at Mýrabugt (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported from Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (E). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Sandgerði (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 August 2018:
A juvenile Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was reported from Ísafjarðardjúp (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (E). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 August 2018:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Garðsjór (SW) and one about 42 nm NW off Straumnes (NW). 85 Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis at sea about 42 nm NW off Straumnes (NW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 August 2018:
One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 August 2018:
One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 August 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita and one Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 August 2018:
One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 August 2018:
A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was reported off Vatnsnes/Keflavík (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 August 2018:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Hafnaberg (SW). Four Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Faxaflói bay (SW), 3 nm east north-east of Hólmsberg.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 August 2018:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Grímseyjarsund (N). A juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Grímsey (N). Two Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 August 2018:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Faxaflói bay (SW), 7 nm east of Hólmsberg, and one 96 nm W off Látrabjarg (NW). Two Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis at Víkuráll (at sea) off the Westfjords (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Myllulækjartjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Single Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW) and Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two adult Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at sea about 96 nm W off Látrabjarg (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 August 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at sea, 51 nautical miles NW of Kolbeinsey (N). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Húsavík (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Stórhöfði/Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 August 2018:
Four King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Buðlungahöfn (NE). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). Ten Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE), including two fledglings. Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 August 2018:
A Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris was seen at Faxaflói bay (SW), on a whale-watching trip from Reykjavík - 3rd for Iceland. Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was reported from Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Nine Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 August 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Höfn/Borgarfjörður (E). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and two at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 August 2018:
A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was reported off Keflavík (SW). The adult Little Stint Calidris minuta remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). One Common Swift Apus apus at Höfn/Borgarfjörður (E). A juvenile Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 August 2018:
Two drakes Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Holtakot/Kaldakinn (NE). A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos was seen at Hrútafjörður (NW). The adult Little Stint Calidris minuta remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 August 2018:
An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta at Miðnes (SW). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Faxaflói bay (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus is still at Staðarfell/Dalir (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 July 2018:
The drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis at Hólkot/Reykjadalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Swift Apus apus at Garðskagi (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Vík/Lón (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus was reported from Staðarfell/Dalir (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 July 2018:
Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kálfshamarsvík/Skagi (N). The drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis has been relocated at Hólkot/Reykjadalur (NE). Three Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Jökulsárlón (SE). The singing Corn Crake Crex crex remains at Vöðlavík (E). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta at Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 July 2018:
An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia was seen at Borgarvogur/Borgarnes (W). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 July 2018:
A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 July 2018:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi bay (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 July 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 July 2018:
A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Lækjarhús/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 July 2018:
An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was seen at Dyrhólaey (S). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Garðskagi (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Lækjarhús/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 July 2018:
A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was seen at Garðsjór (SW). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and Lækjamót/Víðidalur (N). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 July 2018:
A White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus is at Grímsey (N) - 17th for Iceland. A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was northwest off Garðskagi (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 July 2018:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita (fledglings) at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 July 2018:
A female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álar/Mývatn (NE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 July 2018:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grundarfjörður (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita (fledgling) at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 July 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 July 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus (fledgling) at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus near Hafursá/Vellir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 July 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto were reported from Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 July 2018:
The singing Corn Crake Crex crex remains at Vöðlavík (E). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Gerðar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 July 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Geitahvammsá/Hestfjörður (NW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hof/Öræfi (SE). Two males House Sparrow Passer domesticus at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 July 2018:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW) and Hof/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 July 2018:
A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 July 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Fossavatn/Fossadalur (NW). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini is at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita (fledglings) at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 July 2018:
A singing Corn Crake Crex crex at Vöðlavík (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Dilksnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 July 2018:
A singing Corn Crake Crex crex at Vöðlavík (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 July 2018:
Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 July 2018:
A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 July 2018:
A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Freysnes/Öræfi (SE). A singing Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 July 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Vagnbrekka/Mývatn (NE). A drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Ingólfsfjörður/Strandir (NW). A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Ingólfsfjörður/Strandir (NW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A singing Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) where a pair of Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita managed to raise at least one young.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 June 2018:
A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Ölfusá river mouth (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 June 2018:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Garður (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A singing Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Laugarvatn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N) and one at Kolgrafafjörður (W). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini is still at Jökulsárlón (SE). A singing Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Laugarvatn (S). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). Two Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 June 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Garður (SW). Two drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Skógar (S). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica by Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 June 2018:
Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Garður (SW) and Grjóteyri/Andakíll (SW). Five Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Egilsstaðir (E). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). At least three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 25 June 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grjóteyri/Andakíll (SW). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini is still at Jökulsárlón (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Heimaey (S) and three at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 24 June 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Hnjótur/Örlygshöfn (NW) and six at Rauðasandur (NW). Two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus offshore at Lónsbugt (SE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Landeyjahöfn (S). A singing Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 23 June 2018:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE) and Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A Common Crane Grus grus was reported near Hólmavík (NW). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 June 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grímsey (N). Two drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N) and an adult drake at Kolgrafafjörður (W). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 21 June 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). Adult males King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Arngerðareyri/Ísafjörður (NW), Kleifakot/Ísafjörður (NW), Svansvík/Ísafjörður (NW) and Fjarðarhorn/Seyðisfjörður (NW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). A singing Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Þjóðólfshagi/Holt (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 20 June 2018:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grímsey (N) and two at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult male King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). The long-staying Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Grímsey (N). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hnappavellir/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 June 2018:
An adult male King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W) and two at Blönduós (N). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). Two Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Landeyjahöfn (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and two at Sandgerði (SW). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Selsflóð/Stokkseyri (S). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Hellnar (W). A first-summer (2cy) Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia was seen at Rif (W). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini is still at Jökulsárlón (SE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two House Sparrows Passer domesticus at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 17 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). Two drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hólar/Þórsmerkurvegur (S) and Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 16 June 2018:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). A female Bufflehead Bucephala albeola was reported from Reykhólar/Reykhólasveit (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). An adult male King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Foss/Suðurfirðir (NW) and a female at Hvalsker/Patreksfjörður (NW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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