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Last update... 14 April 2018, 15:35

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Sat, 14 April 2018:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Several Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Selfoss (S). Three Bramblings at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 April 2018:
A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella was found at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Eskifjörður (E). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus is still at Eskifjörður (E). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), presumably the wintering bird. A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 April 2018:
A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Árbæjarstífla/Reykjavík (SW). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus is still at Eskifjörður (E). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), presumably the wintering bird. Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 April 2018:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus was found at Eskifjörður (E). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 April 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and five at Höfn (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 April 2018:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þingvallavatn (SW). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 April 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis and Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Straumeyri/Borgarfjörður (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE), five at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and one at Borgarnes (W). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Seyðisfjörður (E) where it has been present since January. Eight Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Stafnsnes/Heimaey (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Single Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Eyrarbakki (S) and Stokkseyri (S). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and five at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Seyðisfjörður (E). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 April 2018:
A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Seyðisfjörður (E). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Grindavík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 April 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Eyrarbakki (S). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S), five at Sandgerði (SW) and two at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S) and Neskaupstaður (E). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and ten at Höfn (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. A white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' at Heimaey (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Markarfljót (S). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor was found at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hesteyri/Hestfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 April 2018:
An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Holt/Nes (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Holt/Nes (SE). Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S) and one at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 March 2018:
Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 March 2018:
Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and one at Þveit/Nes (SE). Three Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Garður (SW) and one by Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). One Dunnock Prunella modularis at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one as well at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Mistle Thrushes Turdus viscivorus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) while a wintering female remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). Eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 March 2018:
Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (four drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW) and single drakes at Höfn (SE) and Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). Three Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Garður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews at Eyrarbakki (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S). Wintering males Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remain at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita also at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 March 2018:
A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Selfoss (S). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akranes (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 March 2018:
Nine King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (eight drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula, one Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Eight Bramblings still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 March 2018:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 March 2018:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Akranes (SW). At least six King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Selfoss (S). A wintering male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 March 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Þykkvibær (S). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Mosfellsdalur (SW) and Holt/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 March 2018:
Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (four drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 March 2018:
Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). One Dunnock Prunella modularis still at Holt/Nes (SE). A singing male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is also at Holt/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 March 2018:
Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 March 2018:
One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Arnarstapi (W). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis and a female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris are at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðaá/Hvalfjarðarsveit (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Fagraeyri/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 March 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was seen at Brekka/Öxarfjörður (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula and ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was found at Lake Elliðvatn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Keflavík (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Keflavík (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Hoffellsá/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 March 2018:
Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 March 2018:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Njarðvík (SW) where the long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was now seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 March 2018:
An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Njarðvík (SW) and an adult drake at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Grundafjörður (W). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen at Njarðvík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Rauðagerði/Reykjavík (SW) and Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and three at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 March 2018:
Single drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW) and Höfn (SE). Eighteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón (SE) and seven at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Lón (SE). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and thirteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 March 2018:
One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and thirteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). Eight Bramblings at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 March 2018:
Two hybrid drakes Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen at Njarðvík (SW). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 March 2018:
One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 March 2018:
One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is still at Heimaey (S). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 March 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea still at Grindavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Grundarfjörður (W). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðaá/Leirársveit (SW). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is also still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 March 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). Single drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE), Merkines/Hafnir (SW) and Hvítanes/Hvalfjörður (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Akranes (SW) and five at Sandgerði (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akranes (SW) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 March 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea still at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hvítanes/Hvalfjörður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 February 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Glímueyri/Berufjörður (E). A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Breiðdalsvík (E) and ten at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Eleven Eurasian Curlews at Grunnafjörður (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Stöðvarfjörður (E) and two at Holt/Nes (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 February 2018:
The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 February 2018:
Three first-winter drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW), a first-winter drake at Njarðvík (SW) and a female at Þorlákshöfn (SW). The first-winter drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 February 2018:
Single drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE) and a female at Akranes (SW). A first-winter drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea and five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 February 2018:
A first-winter drake and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A male Velvet Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Staður/Grindavík (SW). The female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 February 2018:
An adult Thayer's Gull Larus (glaucoides) thayeri was seen at Njarðvík (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Selfoss (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE). Eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S), ten at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 February 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). A male Velvet Scoter Melanitta perspicillata by Staður/Grindavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 February 2018:
A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Selfoss (S) and three at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was seen briefly at Hvaleyri/Hafnarfjörður (SW). An Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni was reported from Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 February 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 24 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 February 2018:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Guðrúnargata/Reykjavík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 February 2018:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis off Hafnir (SW). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akranes (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 February 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grindavík (SW). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris and a drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). Seven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was seen briefly at Sandgerði (SW). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 February 2018:
A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena was reported off Vatnsnes/Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 February 2018:
The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Grunnafjörður (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 February 2018:
Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 February 2018:
One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Guðrúnargata/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 February 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 February 2018:
A Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera was reported from Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 February 2018:
The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Keldnaholt/Reykjavík (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 February 2018:
One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Mosfellsdalur (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Mosfellsdalur (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 February 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 February 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). Two Dunnocks Prunella modularis at Holt/Nes (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 February 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 February 2018:
A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 February 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grindavík (SW). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vífilsstaðir/Garðabær (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Dunnocks Prunella modularis at Holt/Nes (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 February 2018:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Grindavík (SW) and Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 February 2018:
One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena reported from Selvík/Hólmsberg (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla was seen at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 31 January 2018:
The wintering adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena at Keflavík (SW), possibly of the Nearctic subspecies holboellii. A female/immature Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus was seen at Heimaey (S). An adult white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' was seen at Ólafsfjörður (N). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 January 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Heimaey (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Seven Eurasian Curlews at Sandgerði (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 January 2018:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW) and Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grindavík (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE) and a drake at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE) while one was seen at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 January 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sandvik/Ölfus (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 January 2018:
A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 January 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Heimaey (S). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Sandgerði (SW). Eight Eurasian Curlews at Sandgerði (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Heimaey (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 January 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Akureyri (N). A Common Coot Fulica atra was found at Siglufjörður (N). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 January 2018:
One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 January 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Litlaá/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Kópasker (NE). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Litlaá/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 January 2018:
Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hóll/Slétta (NE) and one drake at Vogur/Slétta (NE). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Six Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Kópasker (NE) and two at Höfðagerðissandur/Tjörnes (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE) while one was seen at Dalvík (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grindavík (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was found at Lake Úlfljótsvatn (SW) where three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are also present. Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea around Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Seven Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Kópasker (NE) and one at Deildartunguhver/Reykholtsdalur (W). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is still at Reykir/Ölfus (SW). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akranes (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 January 2018:
Three King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE) and one off Skeifá/Tjörnes (NE). Three Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Höfðagerðissandur/Tjörnes (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 January 2018:
Nine Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Mývatn (NE). Ten Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and a Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Ölfusforir (SW). At least one Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Ölfusforir (SW). Six Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Kópasker (NE), two at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE) and one at Meiðavellir/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Jack Snipes Lymnocryptes minimus at Ölfusforir (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 January 2018:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Nine Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Four Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Snartarstaðir/Núpasveit (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Hveragerði (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Selfoss (S). Nine Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) along with a Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and one Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 15 January 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Heimaey (S). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews at Sandgerði (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S) and Heimaey (S). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and one Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Elliðavogur/Reykjavík (SW). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus reported from Njarðvík (SW). One European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Twelve Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Hólskrókur/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 January 2018:
Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Blikastaðakró/Reykjavík (SW). A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena was reported from Ósar/Hafnir (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 January 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Blikastaðakró/Reykjavík (SW). A first-winter drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Heimaey (S) and a first-winter female at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 January 2018:
A European Robin Erithacus rubecula and Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 January 2018:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Þingholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 January 2018:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Álftanes (SW). Four European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Vesturbær/Reykjavík (SW) and one at Selfoss (S). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Vesturbær/Reykjavík (SW). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 January 2018:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Stykkishólmur (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 January 2018:
Single Water Rails Rallus aquaticus at Reykhólar/Reykhólasveit (NW) and Berufjörður/Reykhólasveit (NW). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Reykhólar/Reykhólasveit (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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