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Last update... 7 November 2018, 15:05

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Wed, 7 November 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), five at Akureyri (N) and one at Selfoss (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and three at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 November 2018:
A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Bolungarvík (NW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S) and Höfn (SE) and four at Akureyri (N). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE), three at Selfoss (S) and one at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 November 2018:
One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S) and three at Akureyri (N). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE), three at Selfoss (S) and singles at Akureyri (N) and Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 November 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Akranes (SW) and Hafnir (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N), Akureyri (N) and Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S), three at Húsavík (NE), two at Akureyri (N) and one at Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 November 2018:
The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hallskot/Flói (S). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Akranes (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Selfoss (S) and one at Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 November 2018:
One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S) and singles at Húsavík (NE) and Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 November 2018:
A Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major was seen in flight at Heiðmörk (SW) - 10th for Iceland. One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N) and singles at Selfoss (S) and Húsavík (NE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE), Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 31 October 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Reyðarfjörður (E). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Siglufjörður (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Reyðarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 October 2018:
The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Stykkishólmur (W) and Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 October 2018:
An American Robin Turdus migratorius is at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 6th for Iceland. One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). A male Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 October 2018:
One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Njarðvík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE), Njarðvík (SW), Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Sauðárkrókur (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). A male Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 October 2018:
The Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps is now at Fuglavíkurtjörn/Miðnes (SW) - 4th for Iceland. One Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Eyrarbakki (S). A first-winter American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N), Húsavík (NE) and Heimaey (S) and two at Mosfellsdalur (SW). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Heimaey (S). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Heimaey (S). Nine Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 October 2018:
A Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps was found at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) - 4th for Iceland. Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Hlíðardalsskóli/Ölfus (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Stokkseyri (S). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 October 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea was found dead at Grímsey (N). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Djúpivogur (E). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Mosfellsdalur (SW) and one at Grindavík (SW). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hallskot/Flói (S) and Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Siglufjörður (N) and Húsavík (NE) and ten at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 October 2018:
The Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola remains at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus still at Höfn (SE) - 8th for Iceland. Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). The autumn's first Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Vitastígur/Reykjavík (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), eight at Hali/Suðursveit (SE), five at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S) and one at Selfoss (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 October 2018:
One Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus at Höfn (SE) - 8th for Iceland. Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus near Eskiholt/Borgarfjörður (W). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra reported from Sandgerði (SW). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Djúpivogur (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Langhús/Fljót (N) and Mosfellsdalur (SW) and two at Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Heimaey (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 October 2018:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Stokkseyri (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Stokkseyri (S). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 October 2018:
The Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata was seen again at Fagranes/Nes (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. The Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola remains at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Grótta/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Fagranes/Nes (SE), Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Höfn (SE) and Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), two at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Kvísker/Öræfi (SE), Stokkseyri (S), Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Njarðvík (SW). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE) and Hallskot/Flói (S) bringing this autumn's total to at least 68 individuals. Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Fagranes/Nes (SE), three at Höfn (SE) and singles at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE), Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE) and Stokkseyri (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE). Fifteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), twelve at Höfn (SE), four at Fagranes/Nes (SE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Kvísker/Öræfi (SE), Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and Njarðvík (SW). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 October 2018:
Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE) and another three at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Dilksnes/Nes (SE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), two at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and two at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Fagranes/Nes (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Grænahraun/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 15 October 2018:
A Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. The Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata was seen again at Fagranes/Nes (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE) and Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE), Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE) and Heimaey (S). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Höfn (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Fagranes/Nes (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). Eighteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S), six at Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE) and singles at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Two Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 October 2018:
The Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni is still at Höfn (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Holt/Nes (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hveragerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Djúpivogur (E). A male Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Harðbakur/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Djúpivogur (E). One Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris at Djúpivogur (E). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Eight Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Höfn (SE), two at Djúpivogur (E), Hjarðarnes/Nes (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Stokkseyri (S). Eight Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Djúpivogur (E), three at Askur/Djúpivogur (E), two at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Hjarðarnes/Nes (SE), Stokkseyri (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Fifteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Djúpivogur (E), four at Höfn (SE), two at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Vík/Lón (SE) and singles at Askur/Djúpivogur (E), Árlundur/Flói (S) and Hlíðarendi/Ölfus (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). Two Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and three at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A male Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 October 2018:
A Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata was found at Fagranes/Nes (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. The Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni is still at Höfn (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Hallskot/Flói (S) - 13th for Iceland. Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Baugsstaðir/Flói (S). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Vík/Lón (SE) and Stafafell/Lón (SE). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Reyðará/Lón (SE), Fagranes/Nes (SE) and Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and Fagranes/Nes (SE) and singles at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), Höfn (SE), Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE), Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), Árlundur/Flói (S), Stokkseyri (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Four Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hraunkot/Lón (SE), two at Fagranes/Nes (SE) and singles at Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E), Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Reyðará/Lón (SE), Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE), Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE), Stokkseyri (S), Eyrarbakki (S), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Vogar/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Fagranes/Nes (SE) and singles at Vík/Lón (SE), Hraunkot/Lón (SE), Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). Thirteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E), twelve at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE), eight at Höfn (SE), seven at Stöðvarfjörður (E), four at Stafafell/Lón (SE), two at Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE), Vík/Lón (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), Stokkseyri (S) and Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Höfn (SE). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 October 2018:
An Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni was found at Höfn (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Hallskot/Flói (S) - 13th for Iceland. A Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum is still at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) - 13th for Iceland. The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Vík/Lón (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Single Common Redstarts Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Krossaland/Lón (SE). Two Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). An unidentified Acrocephalus warbler at Vík/Lón (SE). Single Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E) and Krossaland/Lón (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE), three at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE), two at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S) and singles at Breiðdalsvík (E), Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Krossaland/Lón (SE), Fagridalur/Mýrdalur (S), Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S), Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S) and Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). Seven Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Stöðvarfjörður (E), four at Breiðdalsvík (E), three at Fagridalur/Mýrdalur (S), two at Karlsstaðir/Berufjörður (E), Krossaland/Lón (SE), Höfn (SE), Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), Vík (S) and Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE), Grænahraun/Nes (SE), Reynishverfi/Mýrdalur (S), Ásólfsskáli/Eyjafjöll (S), Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Núpur/Berufjörður (E), Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Krossaland/Lón (SE), Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE) and Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S). Twelve Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE), eight at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S), four at Stöð/Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Núpur/Berufjörður (E), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) and Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S) and singles at Breiðdalsvík (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S), Hallskot/Flói (S) and Njarðvík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S). Two Common Rosefinches Carpodacus erythrinus at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Mosfellsbær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 October 2018:
A Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum was found at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) - 13th for Iceland. Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW) and one at Álftanes (SW). Three drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 October 2018:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Hallskot/Flói (S) - 13th for Iceland. Four apparent Taiga Bean Geese Anser fabalis were shot by geese-hunters at Tjörn/Aðaldalur (NE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW) and two at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE) and one at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus was found dead at Hellissandur (W). Single Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 October 2018:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus was found at Hallskot/Flói (S) - 13th for Iceland. Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðakotsvatn (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 October 2018:
An adult Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus appears to have been found dead at Brimnes/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) in August - 3rd for Iceland. Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Grindavík (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). Five Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 October 2018:
A Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva was seen briefly at Garður (SW) - 4th for Iceland if accepted. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Álftanes (SW). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Grindavík (SW). At least 10 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Ingólfshöfði (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 October 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stóra-Hraunsvatn/Flói (S). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kópasker (NE). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn (NE) and Akureyri (N). The returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). About 30 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Ingólfshöfði (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sigurðarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). Five Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE) and three at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Raufarhöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 October 2018:
One Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Stokkseyri (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 October 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). 22 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 October 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hagi/Aðaldalur (NE). Three Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 October 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Six Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Hallskot/Flói (S). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Langhús/Fljót (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). Two males Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW). The Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata remains at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 October 2018:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). The returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Útskálar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 30 September 2018:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). The returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is back at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Keflavík (SW). Sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Grunnafjörður (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). The Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata remains at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 September 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þorlákshöfn (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). The Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata remains at Hallskot/Flói (S). Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Ásgarður/Garður (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 September 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Rauðavatn (SW). A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos was reported from Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Breiðholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 September 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Keldur (SW). Seven Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). The Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata remains at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 September 2018:
A first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Grindavík (SW). There are now two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). A Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata was found at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 September 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi has returned to Keflavík (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus and a Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea about 140 nm north off Langanes (NE). An adult Grey Heron Ardea cinerea Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S). An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). A juvenile Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Langhús/Fljót (N). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 September 2018:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Setjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 September 2018:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica is still at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Ærvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Siglufjörður (N). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Setjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 September 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Siglufjörður (N). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Sandgerði (SW). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garðskagi (SW). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus off Húsvík/Tjörnes (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 September 2018:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca has returned to its wintering site at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 19 September 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea by Elliðavatn (SW). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis still at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





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