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Last update... 29 June 2020, 17:50

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Mon, 29 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica was seen off Jökulsárlón (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan was found at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains by Vífilsstaðir/Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hæðarlækur/Landbrot (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 June 2020:
A Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola was found at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Vífilsstaðavatn/Garðabær (SW). A drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Ingólfsfjörður/Strandir (NW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 June 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana by Auðólfsstaðir/Langidalur (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 June 2020:
Two drakes Wood Duck Aix sponsa at Breiðavík (NW) - 8-9th for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Vífilsstaðavatn/Garðabær (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 June 2020:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata remains off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E) and Grænahlíð/Lón (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 June 2020:
Single drakes Garganey Anas querquedula still at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW) and Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Höfn (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 June 2020:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 June 2020:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Sauðanes/Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 June 2020:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). An adult Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Two Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus still at Djúpivogur (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Ásbyrgi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 June 2020:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Kleifarvatn (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grímsey (N) while a female remains at Landeyjahöfn (S). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Grindavík (SW). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Grímseyjarsund (N). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ytri-Tunga/Staðarsveit (W). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skógalón/Vesturárdalur (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Up to ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica reported from Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 June 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A King Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Landeyjahöfn (S). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 June 2020:
A drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana remains off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and two at Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (SW). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus was reported from Héraðsflói (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita reported from Borgarbrekka/Lón (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A singing male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N). A Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A first-summer Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was reported from Jökulsárlón (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerðar/Garður (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Around fifteen Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica reported from Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Nine Canada Geese Branta canadensis reported from Nesjar/Miðnes (SW), one at Garður (SW) and two at Lýsuvatn/Staðarsveit (W). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Bíldudalur (NW). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and three at Sandgerði (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A House Sparrow Passer domesticus was found at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E) where a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 June 2020:
A first-summer drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Landeyjahöfn (S). A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus was reported from Straumsvík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Akranes (SW) and four at Sandgerði (SW). Two Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). At least ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW), six at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW) and seven at Sandgerði (SW). Four Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Fagranes/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). At least ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). Five Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A female or immature male Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is at Akureyri (N). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E) and a pair at Mosfellsbær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 June 2020:
Single drakes Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) and Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Fell (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Grímsnes (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus was reported from Þorleifslækur/Ölfus (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Two Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus was found at Hlíðarendi/Breiðdalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 31 May 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is by Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Vigur/Ísafjarðardjúp (NW) and an immature drake at Grindavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Egilsstaðir (E). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE), several at Grindavík (SW), two at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E) and one at Mýrdalur (S). A Common House Martin Delichon urbicum landed on a ship at sea near Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 May 2020:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Vogur/Melrakkaslétta (NE). An immature King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Vogur/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A female Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Harðbaksvík/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE), two at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E), Eyrarbakki (S) and Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW) and singles at Núpskatla/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and Raufarhöfn (NE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos was reported from Reykholt/Bláskógabyggð (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 May 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Skútustaðir/Mývatnssveit (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Neslandatangi/Mývatn (NE). A pair of Ring-necked Ducks Aythya collaris remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE) and singles at Garðskagi (SW) and Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two males and a female Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 May 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Foss/Suðurfirðir (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 May 2020:
A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 May 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somaterias spectabilis at Ytri-Tunga/Staðarsveit (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 April 2020:
A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella remains at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. A Mute Swan Cygnus olor is at Reyðarfjörður (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Lágafell/A-Landeyjar (S). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita and a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus were reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 April 2020:
A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella remains at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. A pair of Mandarin Ducks Aix galericulata at Teigar/Álftafjörður (E). Two Surf Scoters Melanitta perspicillata at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). A drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Þvottárskriður (E). A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and singles at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE) and Mosfellsdalur (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus off Garðskagi (SW). A Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo was found at Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Berjanes/Eyjafjöll (S). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S) and Réttarkrókur/Mýrdalur (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Stafafell/Lón (SE) while a female is at Vík (S). A male Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus remains at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 April 2020:
A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella was found at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 18th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Áshildarholtsvatn/Borgarsveit (N). An immature drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). One Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus remains at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix remains at Selfoss (S). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus was found at Höfn (SE). Two males Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus still at Garður, now by Miðhús (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 April 2020:
A presumed mixed pair of Canada Goose Branta canadensis and Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii remains at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE), where it is for the third consecutive spring. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis still at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix is at Selfoss (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Stafafell/Lón (SE). Two males Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Útskálar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 April 2020:
A presumed mixed pair of Canada Goose Branta canadensis and Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii remains at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE), where it is for the third consecutive spring. Single drakes Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Þveit/Nes (SE), Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE) and Miðfjörður (N). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Álar/Mývatn (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Raufarhöfn (NE). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Ytrivogar/Mývatn (NE). There are now two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn (SW). One Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula by Skjálftavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Stafafell/Lón (SE) along with a female Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 April 2020:
A presumed mixed pair of Canada Goose Branta canadensis and Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii remains at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE), where it is for the third consecutive spring. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Grænahlíð/Lón (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Markarfljót (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita was reported from Sandgerði (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is at Stafafell/Lón (SE) along with a female Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 April 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grímsey (N). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Five Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Höfn (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Víkingavatn (NE), Stöð/Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Vík/Lón (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 April 2020:
A presumed mixed pair of Canada Goose Branta canadensis and Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii has returned to Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE) for the third consecutive spring. A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula remains at Árbæjarstífla/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Útskálar/Garður (SW). One Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia at Kollavík/Þistilfjörður (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Horn/Nes (SE) and one at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 April 2020:
One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Höfn (SE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE) and Djúpivogur (E). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis was found at Höfn (SE). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 April 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis still at Stóraból/Mýrar (SE). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Friðlandið í Flóa (S). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 April 2020:
The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Bessastaðir/Álftanes (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Stóraból/Mýrar (SE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula remains at Árbæjarstífla/Reykjavík (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW), two at Helluvatn (SW) and one at Horn/Nes (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 April 2020:
The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE) and Krossbær/Nes (SE). Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 April 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stafafell/Lón (SE). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 April 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). A second-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis still at Höfn (SE). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 April 2020:
The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. Three Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata, two males and a female, still at Egilsstaðir (E). Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grótta/Seltjarnarnes (SW), Öndverðarnes (W) and Kolgrafafjörður (W). Single drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Grænavatn/Mývatnssveit (NE) and Höfði/Mývatnssveit (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus still at Öndverðarnes (W). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). Single Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis still at Höfn (SE) and Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Holtsós/Eyjafjöll (S). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos was reported from Freysnes/Öræfi (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). Single Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Höfn (SE) and Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 April 2020:
One Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla at Höfn (SE) - 13th for Iceland. The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. Three Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata, two males and a female, at Egilsstaðir (E). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Öndverðarnes (W). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE), Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Elliðavatn (SW) and two at Urriðavatn (SW). Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Víkingavatn (NE) and Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A female Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 April 2020:
Possibly three Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis at Höfn (SE). A probable female Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus was seen at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Four King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hrafnabjörg/Langanes (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos still at Húsavík (NE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 April 2020:
A first-winter (2cy) Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Lón (SE). The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis remains at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Keflavík (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). Possibly three Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE) and Krossbær/Nes (SE) and one at Elliðaár (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos still at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Víkingavatn (NE). A male European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola was reported from Garður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 April 2020:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis was found at Horn/Nes (SE) - ca 14th for Iceland. A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Eyrarbakki (S). Single Sandwich Terns Thalasseus sandvicensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) and Höfn (SE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Stóri-Dunhagi/Hörgárdalur (N). A second-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Horn/Nes (SE) and two at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Hólmavík (NW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Víkingavatn (NE) and Ólafsfjörður (N). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Silfurstjarnan/Núpasveit (NE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla remain at Siglufjörður (NE) and Selfoss (S). The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Ólafsfjörður (N). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 April 2020:
A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Árbæjarstífla/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A 'Greenland' Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos still at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Víkingavatn (NE) and Siglufjörður (N). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Siglufjörður (N). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Ólafsfjörður (N). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 April 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Óseyrarbrú (SW). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Þórshöfn (NE). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Víkingavatn (NE) and Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 April 2020:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Þórshöfn (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 April 2020:
One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW) with another at Egilsstaðir (E). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Ísafjörður (NW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 April 2020:
A first-winter (2cy) Mute Swan Cygnus olor was found at Lón (SE). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and Þorleifslækur (SW). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix still at Seyðisfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 April 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A male Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 April 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 March 2020:
Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and two at Sel/Mýrar (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S) and Laugarvatn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Laugarvatn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 March 2020:
Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Neskaupstaður (E) and Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Holt/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and seven at Akureyri (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Laugarvatn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 March 2020:
Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Garðskagi (SW) and off Jökulsá/Breiðamerkursandur (SE) and a female at Húsavík (NE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW), and two at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Sel/Mýrar (SE). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 March 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Holt/Nes (SE). 21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE) and one at Hafnir (SW). The putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus from earlier this winter was relocated at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Twenty Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 March 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Selpartur/Flói (S). A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Vatnsnes/Keflavík (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Stokkseyri (S). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Holt/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 March 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík/Keflavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and Akureyri (N). A second-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Hvaleyrarlón/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 March 2020:
A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). A second-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Hvaleyrarlón/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kirkjuhólmatjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 March 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akureyri (N). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 March 2020:
Three drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós and a female at Húsavík (NE). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Hafnarfjörður (SW) and Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 March 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Reyðarfjörður (E) and one at Sel/Mýrar (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 March 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) and a female at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Thirteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 March 2020:
One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and one at Siglufjörður (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla remain at Siglufjörður (N) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 March 2020:
Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and seven at Sandgerði (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Þórshöfn (NE). Three Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 March 2020:
A 3cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Reykjavík harbour (SW) and a female at Húsavík (NE). 23 Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis is still at Krossbót/Berufjörður (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 March 2020:
A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Sandgerði (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Holt/Nes (SE). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and one Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and two at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE) and four at Akureyri (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and eight at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 March 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus still by Staður/Grindavík (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW), Helluvatn (SW) and Rauðavatn (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 March 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík/Keflavík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 March 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Álftanes (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Two Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 March 2020:
One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus still by Staður/Grindavík (SW). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW) and Halldórsstaðir/Reykjadalur (NE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). An Arctic Redpoll Acanthis hornemanni at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus still by Staður/Grindavík (SW). 21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Stuðlar/Ölfus (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW) and Úlfarsá/Reykjavík (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 March 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Landeyjahöfn (S). A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Grundarfjörður (W). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus by Staður/Grindavík (SW). Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 March 2020:
A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Grundarfjörður (W). Nine Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Neskaupstaður (E). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Holt/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Neskaupstaður (E). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Höfn (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and two at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 March 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 March 2020:
A 3cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Reykjavík harbour (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 March 2020:
One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Holt/Nes (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Njarðvík (SW). A putative first-winter American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was reported from Stykkishólmur (W). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Neskaupstaður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 February 2020:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Reyðarfjörður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Dalvík (N) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Three Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). 21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE) and nine at Sandgerði (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Skaftafell/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hvaleyri/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis got eaten by a Merlin near Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla remain at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Erluhraun/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 February 2020:
One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Neskaupstaður (E). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Dalvík (N), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 February 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Selfoss (S). One Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus at Vatnsfjörður/Barðaströnd (NW). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 February 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Hraunsárós/Flói (S). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus was reported from Stuðlar/Ölfus (SW). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and two at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Siglufjörður (N), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 22 February 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Hraunsárós/Flói (S). 23 Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (SW) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E) and Hraunsárós/Flói (S). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis at Krossbót/Berufjörður (E). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and singles at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Hraun/Ölfus (SW). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Djúpivogur (E). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla remain at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Vitastígur/Reykjavík (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 February 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). 24 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE) and seven near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 February 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 19 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N) and Húsavík (NE) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla remain at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 18 February 2020:
Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE) and Neskaupstaður (E). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A female Velvet/White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca/deglandi is at Ósar/Hafnir (SW). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and one at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 17 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix was reported from Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Erluhraun/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 February 2020:
Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW) and Gerðar/Garður (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N), two at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Siglufjörður (N), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). Eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Hvaleyrarlón/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE) and four at Akureyri (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). The wintering Hooded Crow Corvus cornix is now at Holt/Nes (SE). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), two at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and one at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 February 2020:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). The wintering Hooded Crow Corvus cornix is now at Holt/Nes (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 February 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Laugarvatn (S). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 February 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Heimaland/Eyjafjöll (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 February 2020:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Þórshöfn (NE). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Rauðhólar (SW) and Grindavík (SW). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 February 2020:
A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and one at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and one at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sel/Mýrar (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and three at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca by Staður/Grindavík (SW). The female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata still at Þórkötlustaðabót/Grindavík (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW) and one by Staður/Grindavík (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnanes/Nes (SE), Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Reyðarfjörður (E). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and five at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). A putative 3cy American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 February 2020:
Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and one at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and three at Siglufjörður (N). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 February 2020:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Three Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), two at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and one at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Álftavatn/Grímsnes (SW), Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) and Keflavík (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 February 2020:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Höfn (SE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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