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Last update... 31 October 2017, 00:20

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Mon, 30 October 2017:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Grindavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Selfoss (S). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Heimaey (S). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), four at Heimaey (S), Selfoss (S) and Akranes (SW), two at Grindavík (SW) and one at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 October 2017:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW) and Skerflóð/Stokkseyri (S). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stokkseyri (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 October 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Grunnafjörður (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and Selfoss (S) and four at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 October 2017:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Gerðar/Garður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), five at Selfoss (S) and four at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 October 2017:
The returning adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Two wintering drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Two Water Rails Rallus aquaticus are still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). The autumn's first Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Four European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Breiðdalsvík (E) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Skáli/Berufjörður (E). One Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus at Nes's cemetary (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Skáli/Berufjörður (E). Ten Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Húsavík (NE), Stöð/Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Gautavík/Berufjörður (E). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Breiðdalsvík (E) and two at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Five Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). 21 Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), four at Grindavík (SW), Selfoss (S) and Húsavík (NE), three at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), two at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW) and one at Breiðdalsvík (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 October 2017:
One female/juvenile Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus remains at Höfn (SE) - 1st/2nd for Iceland. The Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A male Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus was seen at Hæðagarður/Nes (SE), possibly being the same as at Höfn on 1st October. A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla remains at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 11th for Iceland. A juvenile Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava is still at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 26th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A Water Rail Rallus aquaticus is still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Höfn (SE) and singles at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), Hæðagarður/Nes (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Vík/Lón (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Egilsstaðir (E). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW), Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and two at Vík/Lón (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Vík/Lón (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Fourteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Egilsstaðir (E), seven at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), six at Hali/Suðursveit (SE), four at Selfoss (S), three at Hæðagarður/Nes (SE) and Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW), Hallskot/Flói (S), Vík/Lón (SE) and Breiðdalsvík (E). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 October 2017:
The Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina was seen at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A juvenile Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava is still at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 26th for Iceland. Two drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported from Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Höfn (SE). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). A second-winter (2cy) Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Blönduós (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Horn/Nes (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Horn/Nes (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW), Garðakirkja/Álftanes (SW) and Höfn (SE) and one at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Vík/Lón (SE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Vík/Lón (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). The Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata is still at Höfn (SE). Eight Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). At least twenty Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW), seven at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E), five at Hali/Suðursveit (SE), four at Höfn (SE), three at Selfoss (S), two at Akranes (SW) and singles at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW), Miðsker/Nes (SE) and Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 October 2017:
Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Gerðar/Garður (SW) and Rauðhólar/Reykjavík (SW). Two Water Rails Rallus aquaticus are still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and one near Keflavík (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and Hvanneyri (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Sandgerði (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Sandgerði (SW) and three at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Grindavík (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). Seventeen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW), three at Höfn (SE), two at Selfoss (S) and Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and one at Langhús/Fljót (N). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 October 2017:
One female/juvenile Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus remains at Höfn (SE) - 1st/2nd for Iceland. The Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei remains at Vík/Lón (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 11th for Iceland. A male Bluethroat Luscinia svecica remains at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 23rd for Iceland. A juvenile Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava is still at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 26th for Iceland. A female Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus remains at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) - 26th for Iceland. A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW), three at Breiðabalakvísl/Síða (S) and one at Sandhóll/Meðalland (S). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Horn/Nes (SE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus is still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Hæðagarður/Nes (SE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Horn/Nes (SE) and singles at Meðalland (S), Hali/Suðursveit (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Hæðagarður/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE), Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). One Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus at Nes's cemetary (SE). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE) and Nes's cemetary (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Horn/Nes (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Hvassaleiti/Reykjavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Hali/Suðursveit (SE), Horn/Nes (SE) and Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and two at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Tungusel/Langanes (NE), Reyðará/Lón (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and two at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Four Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), two at Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE), Horn/Nes (SE) and Reyðará/Lón (SE) and singles at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stafafell/Lón (SE), Höfn (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). 26 Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW), thirteen at Efri-Ey/Meðalland (S), ten at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), six at Stafafell/Lón (SE), three at Vík/Lón (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE), two at Selfoss (S) and one at Reyðará/Lón (SE). Single Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW) and four at Vík/Lón (SE). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 October 2017:
A Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei was found at Vík/Lón (SE) - 1st for Iceland. The two female/juvenile Red-flanked Bluetails Tarsiger cyanurus remain at Höfn (SE) - 1st-2nd for Iceland. A male Bluethroat Luscinia svecica at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 23rd for Iceland. A juvenile Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 26th for Iceland. A female Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus was found at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) - 26th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE) and three at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Dunnock Prunella modularis at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). Six European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), three at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E), two at Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S) and singles at Bragðavellir/Hamarsfjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Reyðará/Lón (SE), Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), Stokksnes/Nes (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus at Höfn (SE). Three Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE), two at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and singles at Hestamöl/Melrakkaslétta (NE), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Stokksnes/Nes (SE) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Vík/Lón (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Álftanes (SW), Horn/Nes (SE) and Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E). Seven Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Hof/Öræfi (SE), four at Höfn (SE), three at Heimaey (S), Hali/Suðursveit (SE), Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and singles at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Álftanes (SW), Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S) and Langhús/Fljót (N). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and singles at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Vík (S), Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and Kópasker (NE). Seven Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E), four at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), three at Hof/Öræfi (SE) and Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S), two at Bragðavellir/Hamarsfjörður (E), Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Horn/Nes (SE) and singles at Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Reyðará/Lón (SE), Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Þorgeirsstaðir/Lón (SE), Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), Heimaey (S), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Hái-Bjalli/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Vík (S) and one at Horn/Nes (SE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Höfn (SE), Stafafell/Lón (SE) and Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). Twenty Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), fourteen at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE), thirteen at Heimaey (S), twelve at Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S), eleven at Stokksnes/Nes (SE), seven at Hof/Öræfi (SE), five at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE), four at Vík/Lón (SE), three at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and Horn/Nes (SE), two at Grindavík (SW), Stafafell/Lón (SE), Bragðavellir/Hamarsfjörður (E) and Kópasker (NE) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Höfn (SE), Þorgeirsstaðir/Lón (SE) and Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). Single Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Heimaey (S) and Stafafell/Lón (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 October 2017:
Two female/juvenile Red-flanked Bluetails Tarsiger cyanurus were found at Höfn (SE) - 1st-2nd for Iceland. A White's Thrush Zoothera dauma was also seen at Höfn (SE) - 5th for Iceland. A Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 11th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two Water Rails Rallus aquaticus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). The Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Húsavík (NE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW) where there are also one Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata. A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Sandgerði (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). A Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Five Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Höfn (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE), three at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE), one at Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and several at Höfn (SE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), several at Höfn (SE), four at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E), two near Vík (S) and singles at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S) and Ásólfsskáli/Eyjafjöll (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 October 2017:
A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula and one Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Four Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Keflavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S) and two at Sandgerði (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Heimaey (S). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 October 2017:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a returning female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW) where there are also five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata. One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 October 2017:
Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Garðskagi (SW). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 October 2017:
A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - ca 16th for Iceland. The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella remains at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 16th for Iceland. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at the river Sog (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hamarkotslækur/Hafnarfjörður (SW) and Höfn (SE) and three at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Single Ruffs Philomachus pugnax by Keflavík (SW) and at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and 22 at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 October 2017:
A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - ca 16th for Iceland. A male Bluethroat Luscinia svecica svecica at Ásmundarstaðaey/Melrakkaslétta (NE) - 22nd for Iceland. Three Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Garður (SW) and one by Keflavík (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Vogsós/Selvogur (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hestvík/Slétta (NE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Hestvík/Slétta (NE). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Syðri-Brekkur/Þistilfjörður (NE) and Þórshöfn (NE). Four Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Raufarhöfn (NE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Nýhöfn/Slétta (NE) and Raufarhöfn (NE). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Leirhöfn/Slétta (NE) and Hóll/Slétta (NE) and three at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Höfn (SE). Single Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni at Sigurðarstaðir/Slétta (NE) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 October 2017:
The returning adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 October 2017:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella remains at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 16th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). An adult Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Skjálfandi bay (NE). Single Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Sandgerði (SW) and Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 October 2017:
Two Parrot Crossbills Loxia pytyopsittacus at Höfn (SE). A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella was found at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 16th for Iceland. Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Keflavík (SW). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica remains at Sandgerði (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Sandgerði (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 October 2017:
Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hoffellsá/Nes (SE) and singles at Bergá/Nes (SE) and Sandgerði (SW). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Sandgerði (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S) while another was found at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 October 2017:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Landeyjahöfn (S). Three Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Sandgerði (SW). The immature Laughing Gull Larus atricilla remains at Heimaey (S). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). The juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis is still at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE) and Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Eight Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 October 2017:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Selfoss (S). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A Common Crane Grus grus was seen at Gunnarsholt (S). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax by Keflavík (SW) and singles at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Grindavík (SW). Nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). An immature Laughing Gull Larus atricilla was seen again at Heimaey (S). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Stokkseyri (S). Six Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S) and one at Laugarvatn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 October 2017:
The returning adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and one at Höfn (SE). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and one at Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). 24 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). The juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis is still at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and singles Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), Hof/Öræfi (SE), Kvísker/Öræfi (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), Kvísker/Öræfi (SE) and Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus was found at Stokkseyri (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 October 2017:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). A returning adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis is at Höfn (SE). The juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis is still at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 October 2017:
The juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis is still at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 October 2017:
A female Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus has been found at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An immature Laughing Gull Larus atricilla is at Heimaey (S). A juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis is still at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. A Common/Thrush Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos/luscinia was found at Hallskot/Flói (S). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria is also at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 October 2017:
Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Yesterday's Common Crane Grus grus was relocated at Kálfá/Þjórsárdalur (S). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 October 2017:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus was reported from Herdísarvík/Selvogur (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Reykir/Skeið (S). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Heimaey (S). Seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Ystiskáli/Eyjafjöll (S), Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S) and Höfn (SE) and three at Þorgeirsstaðir/Lón (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Núpar/Eyjafjöll (S) and Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S). Single Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Horn/Nes (SE). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca remains at Höfn (SE). A Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio was seen at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Höfn (SE). A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 October 2017:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kollafjörður (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Heimaey (S). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus was seen at Heydalur/Snæfellsnes (W). A juvenile Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus was caught at sea off Vestfirðir (NW) and released at Bolungarvík. A Common Crane Grus grus was seen at Reykir/Skeið (S). Three Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Akureyri (N). A juvenile Western/Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava/tschutschensis at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 25th for Iceland. One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and two at Borgarhöfn/Suðursveit (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE), Borgarhöfn/Suðursveit (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE), Borgarhöfn/Suðursveit (SE) and Kálfafellsstaður/Suðursveit (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE) and Borgarhöfn/Suðursveit (SE). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Kálfafellsstaður/Suðursveit (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 October 2017:
A male Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus was found at Höfn (SE) - 6th for Iceland and the first since 1982. The returning adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis was found at Framnes/Berufjörður (E) - 13th for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Þvottárskriður (E). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). A juvenile Little Stint Calidris minuta is at Breiðdalsvík (E). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Djúpivogur (E). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Askur/Djúpivogur (E). A juvenile Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Höfn (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Vík/Lón (SE), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Vík/Lón (SE) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), two at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and singles at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Djúpivogur (E) and Horn/Nes (SE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Nátthagi/Ölfus (SW), Höfn (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE), Vík/Lón (SE), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Djúpivogur (E), Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Djúpivogur (E) and two at Höfn (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Askur/Djúpivogur (E), Vík/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Vík/Lón (SE) and two at Keflavík (SW). Four Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Höfn (SE), eight at Selfoss (S) and one at Vík/Lón (SE). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Grindavík (SW) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 September 2017:
Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Seyðisfjörður (E) and Reyðarfjörður (E). Three Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Garður (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). One Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Hæðagarður/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Hæðagarður/Nes (SE) and Horn/Nes (SE) and three at Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and two at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Horn/Nes (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hæðagarður/Nes (SE) and Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E), two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Vík/Lón (SE) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E), three at Reyðará/Lón (SE), four at Höfn (SE) and Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and five at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Horn/Nes (SE) and Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and singles at Vík/Lón (SE), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), Múli/Álftafjörður (E) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and three at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E). Thirteen Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and one at Vík/Lón (SE). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Grindavík (SW) and Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 September 2017:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW) and five at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Útskálar/Garður (SW). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Gerðar/Garður (SW). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW) and five at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Horn/Nes (SE). A juvenile Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Gautavík/Berufjörður (E), Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Horn/Nes (SE) and two at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E), Horn/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and two at Sigurðarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and six at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Karlsstaðir/Berufjörður (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and two at Horn/Nes (SE), Höfn (SE) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Þiljuvellir/Berufjörður (E). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Horn/Nes (SE). Seven Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S). Single Common Rosefinchs Carpodacus erythrinus at Grindavík (SW) and Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 September 2017:
One Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea at Höfn (SE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Þórisholt/Reynishverfi (S), Horn/Nes (SE) amd Vík/Lón (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Höfn (SE), Horn/Nes (SE), Syðri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), Reyðará/Lón (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE) and three at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE), two at Höfn (SE) and three at Horn/Nes (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Þórisholt/Reynishverfi (S) and Höfn (SE) and two at Horn/Nes (SE). Two Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE) and one at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Vík/Lón (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Horn/Nes (SE). Five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S) and many at Skógar (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 September 2017:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Single juvenile Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Sandgerði (SW) and Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Eyrarbakki (S). Eight Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 September 2017:
The Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Single Ruffs Philomachus pugnax at Heimaey (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Heimaey (S). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Heimaey (S) with two reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 25 September 2017:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was found at Sandgerði (SW) - 9th for Iceland. One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) and another two at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains at Sandgerði (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Reyðará/Lón (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). At least two Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs also at Höfn (SE) with another at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 24 September 2017:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains at Sandgerði (SW). Eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Horn/Nes (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). Twelve Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S) and one in Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 23 September 2017:
An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still at Garður (SW) - 3rd for Iceland. The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains at Sandgerði (SW). A Ruff Philomachus pugnax was at Garður (SW) and then relocated near Keflavík (SW). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Ten Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 September 2017:
An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva was found at Garður (SW) - 3rd for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). At least two juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos at Garður (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla is at Sandgerði (SW) while another is still at Höfn (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and 26 at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was reported from Sandgerði (SW). The autumn's first Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE). Ten Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 21 September 2017:
Ten Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Myllulækjartjörn/Reykjavík (SW). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Four Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 20 September 2017:
A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla is at Höfn (SE). Three juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 September 2017:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vatnshamravatn/Borgarfjörður (SW). 29 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 September 2017:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Three juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos near Keflavík (SW) and another two at Sandgerði (SW). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 17 September 2017:
The returning adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. Two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata and a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca are also by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was reported from Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). Five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 16 September 2017:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Garður (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 September 2017:
The returning adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana is still by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Þvottárskriður (E). Two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata and a female Velvet/White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca/deglandi are also by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Miðhús/Garður (SW), Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and Þveit/Nes (SE). 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A 2cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus at Selfoss (S). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus are also at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 14 September 2017:
Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 13 September 2017:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta, a 2cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis and two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 12 September 2017:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 11 September 2017:
An adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana was found by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), it is presumably the same as during autumn 2016 - 1st for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and three drakes and a female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata are also by Þvottá (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 9 September 2017:
The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 8 September 2017:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Þveit/Nes (SE) as well as one Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula. Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix still at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 7 September 2017:
An adult Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis atlantis is still at Höfn (SE). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 6 September 2017:
An adult Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis atlantis was found at Höfn (SE). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW). A juvenile Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 5 September 2017:
The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 4 September 2017:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 3 September 2017:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Bergá/Nes (SE). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 2 September 2017:
The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 1 September 2017:
An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was found at Álftanes (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola, one Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea and a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 31 August 2017:
Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Markarfljót/A-Landeyjar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 30 August 2017:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis, a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca and two drakes Surf Scoters Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 29 August 2017:
Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Höskuldsstaðatjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 28 August 2017:
One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 27 August 2017:
41 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and two at Höfn (SE). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 26 August 2017:
Two adult Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Baugsstaðir/Flói (S). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 25 August 2017:
Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus by Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 22 August 2017:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea near Elliðavatn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 21 August 2017:
A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus by Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 20 August 2017:
Two 2cy Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 19 August 2017:
One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 18 August 2017:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis, three Surf Scoters Melanitta perspicillata (two drakes and a female) and one Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottárskriður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

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





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