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Last update... 2 July 2015, 08:55

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Wed, 1 July 2015:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Stokkseyri (S). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 June 2015:
A Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo was seen at Brekknakot/Þistilfjörður (NE). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Rif (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 June 2015:
Eight Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 June 2015:
A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 June 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana was seen at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Dýrafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 June 2015:
Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 June 2015:
One Black Tern Chlidonias niger still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 June 2015:
A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was seen by Hella/Lake Mývatn (NE) while two are at Þvottárskriður (E). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula also by Hella/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Black Tern Chlidonias niger still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Egilsstaðir (E). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 June 2015:
One Black Tern Chlidonias niger still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica by Miðskálaá/Eyjafjöll (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 June 2015:
Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Grindavík (SW). A drake Velvet/White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca/deglandi was seen at Straumeyri/Borgarfjörður (W), probably White-winged. An adult Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was seen at Kálfshamarsvík/Skagi (N). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Grímsey (N). One Black Tern Chlidonias niger still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 June 2015:
A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Skaftafell (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 June 2015:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Rif (W). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina was seen at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Black Tern Chlidonias niger still at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Ólafsvík (W) and three at Stokkseyri (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 June 2015:
A Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos is at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Höfn (SE). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi (NE). Single Black Terns Chlidonias niger were found at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE) and Miklavatn/Aðaldalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 June 2015:
One Little Stint Calidris minuta at Laxá/Nes (SE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax also at Höfn (SE). Three A male Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Nesjar (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hótel Jökull/Nes (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 June 2015:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Little Stint Calidris minuta at Laxá/Nes (SE). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Tungulending/Tjörnes (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Árnanes/Nes (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 15 June 2015:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 June 2015:
A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens again at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). Two drakes Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Mývatn (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). At least one male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Lake Mývatn (NE) and two at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 June 2015:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Keflavík (SW). A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens again at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is still at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 June 2015:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is still at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina was seen at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 June 2015:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) while another was found at Langavatn/Reykhólar (NW)! Two males Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Húsey/Hróarstunga (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 June 2015:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta was found at Sveltingstjörn/Núpasveit (NE). A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens again at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW), six at Grundarfjörður (W) and singles at Garður (SW) and Vogsós/Selvogur (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is still at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE) while a hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula is at Krossanesborgir/Akureyri (N). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Foss/Fossfjörður (NW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Höfði/Lake Mývatn (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Húsey/Hróarstunga (E). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Kúskerpi/Blönduhlíð (N), two at Vík (S) and two at Sandgerði (SW). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 June 2015:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was found at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Keflavík (SW). A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens again at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW) and Garður (SW). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Garður (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Foss/Fossfjörður (NW) while a female is at Sandgerði (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Húsey/Hróarstunga (E). One adult Sabine's Gull Larus sabini at Grindavík (SW) while another was reported from Grundarfjörður (W). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Hveragerði (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica in Garður (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 June 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Örlygshöfn/Patreksfjörður (NW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Húsey/Hróarstunga (E). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus flew by the Breiðafjörður ferry (W). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Vík (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 June 2015:
A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto was reported from Hveragerði (SW). Two adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Mýrar (W). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and Askur/Djúpivogur (E). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hellnar (W), three at Lýsuvatn/Staðarsveit (W) and singles at Höfn (SE) and near Vegamót/Miklholtshreppur (W). Two Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 June 2015:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Keflavík (SW). A Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Garður (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Tungugrafarvogar/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia still at Selfoss (S). Three Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 June 2015:
An adult White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus was found at Skoruvík/Langanes (NE) - 13th for Iceland. A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens is at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia is at Selfoss (S). Three Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Kópasker (NE) and two at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 June 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana was seen at Hólskrókur/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Garður (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Tungugrafarvogar/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). Single first-summer Sabine's Gulls Larus sabini at Eyrarbakki (S) and Sundahöfn/Reykjavík (SW) and one adult at Höfn (SE). Single Black Terns Chlidonias niger at Höfn (SE), Breiðavík (NW) and Núpasveit (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Vík (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 June 2015:
Two Mandarin Ducks Aix galericulata at Sigríðarstaðir/Ljósavatnsskarð (NE). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Kópasker (NE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Kópasker (NE) and seven by Selfoss (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 June 2015:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Sandgerði (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Þveit/Nes (SE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is by Hólmar/Lake Mývatn (NE) and another at Sandgerði (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE). Six Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Flatey (W) and one at Kópasker (NE). Six Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Kópasker (NE). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Black Tern Chlidonias niger at Núpasveit (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 June 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Garður (SW) and five at Grindavík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Tjörnes (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Swift Apus apus was reported from Vík (S). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia and four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garðskagi (SW). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Vík (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 31 May 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Finnafjörður (NE). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla is at Rif (W). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hólmar/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Kópasker (NE) and one at Reistarnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 May 2015:
An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 May 2015:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). A female Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes was seen at Eskifjörður (E). Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW) and Garður (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana and a drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Lake Mývatn (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata near Keisbakki/Skógarströnd (W). Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 May 2015:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina was seen at Álar/Lake Mývatn (NE). A 3cy Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Heimaey (S). Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and one adult at Höfði/Lake Mývatn (NE). Seven Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S). A male Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus was seen at Malarrif/Snæfellsnes (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 May 2015:
The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis was relocated by Vestmannsvatn/Aðaldalur (NE) - 4th for Iceland. The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Garður (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Vestmannsvatn (NE). Two Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Sandgerði (SW) and seven from the Breiðafjörður ferry (W). Two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus, an adult and first-winter, at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus remains at Akranes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica near Raufarhöfn (NE) and four at Selfoss (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Þórshöfn (NE). At least one Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus is at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 May 2015:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Garður (SW). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Vestmannsvatn (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Kráká/Mývatnssveit (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is still at Þingvellir (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta was seen by Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Common Swift Apus apus remains at Akranes (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Selfoss (S) and two at Djúpivogur (E). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Grindavík (SW). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 25 May 2015:
A male Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor was seen briefly at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE) - 7th for Iceland and first spring record. A Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax was seen at Geldingaá/Leirársveit (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla is at Vopnafjörður (E). One drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was reported from Lindarbrekka/Berufjörður (E). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hvaleyrarvatn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Selfoss (S) and two at Hvolsvöllur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 20 May 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Buðlungahöfn/Núpasveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 May 2015:
Two Common Swifts Apus apus at Akranes (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Grindavík (SW). A Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Álftanes (SW). Single Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Vestmannaeyjar (S) and Sandgerði (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S). Fifteen Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Selfoss (S). The drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Þingvellir (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 17 May 2015:
The 1st summer Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea and two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Stokkseyri (S). Another Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Álftanes (SW). A Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis is at Höfn (SE). Tree Pipits are very rare but probably overlooked in Iceland. A Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). Plenty of hirrundines in Iceland again today: 20 Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Selfoss (S) and many others elsewhere.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 16 May 2015:
A 1st summer Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea and two Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Stokkseyri (S). A Ross's Goose Anser rossii is at Vopnafjörður (E), probably the same one as in SE Iceland earlier in the month. Plenty of hirrundines in Iceland today: 24 Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S), 14 at Garður (SW) and smaller numbers reported in many other places. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 15 May 2015:
The drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Krosstjarnir/Fellabær (E). The drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina and a Common Coot Fulica atra are at Sandgerði (SW). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S) and seven at Garðskagi (SW). Four House Martins Delichon urbicum at Garðskagi (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 14 May 2015:
A drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Krosstjarnir/Fellabær (E). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Sandgerði (SW). The first southerly winds for several weeks have brought some hirrundines to Iceland: eight at Bræðraból/Ölfus (S), three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S), one at Laugarás (S), three at Hafnir (SW) and seven at Grindavík (SW). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Stokkseyri, six at Grindavík (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 13 May 2015:
The drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Þingvellir (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Rauðalækur/Fljótsdalshérað (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 11 May 2015:
Two Mandarin Ducks Aix galericulata are at Ásólfsskáli (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 10 May 2015:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Höfn (SE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Þingvellir (SW). A Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata is at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Vestmannaeyjar (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 9 May 2015:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Höfn (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Hvammur/Dýrafjörður (NW). A Common Crane Grus grus was at Norðfjörður (E) "last week". A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Seltjörn (SW). A a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Elliðavatn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 8 May 2015:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Höfn (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Rif (W). A Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 7 May 2015:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 6 May 2015:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is at Höfn (SE), where there is also an adult Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia. The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis remains at Aðaldalur (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 5 May 2015:
A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is at Höfn (SE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Seltjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 4 May 2015:
A Common Crane Grus grus is at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). A female Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula are at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 3 May 2015:
A Ross's Goose Anser rossii is at Hvammur/Lón (SE) - 2nd for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 2 May 2015:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 1 May 2015:
A drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Gerðhamrar/Dýrafjörður (NW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Hvammur/Dýrafjörður (NW). The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Aðaldalur (NE). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 30 April 2015:
A Great Tit Parus major and a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola are at Nesskaupsstaður (E). An Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was seen at Tálknafjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 29 April 2015:
The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis is again at Aðaldalur (NE), where there is also a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis. The long-staying female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus are at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 27 April 2015:
A Great Tit Parus major is at Nesskaupsstaður (E).A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 25 April 2015:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 24 April 2015:
A Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis was found at Aðaldalur (NE), likely to be the same bird found earlier in the month in southern Iceland (S) - 4th for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 23 April 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope is at Víkingavatn (NE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was found at Húsavík (NE). Three Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni were reported from Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 April 2015:
A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope is at Víkingavatn (NE). A female Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs showed up at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 April 2015:
A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope is at Víkingavatn (NE). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 April 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE) and Varmidalur/Önundarfjörður (NW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Merki/Borgarfjörður eystri (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 April 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Syðri Sýrlækur/Flói (S). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Skjálftavatn (NE). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Gunnólfsvík/Finnafjörður (NE) and Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S) and Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 April 2015:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) and Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus was reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 April 2015:
A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Ósá/Bolungarvík (NW). One hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen at Bolungarvík (NW). A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 April 2015:
The female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is back at Ósá/Bolungarvík (NW). A Common Coot Fulica atra is at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Seljavellir/Nes (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 April 2015:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Skjálftavatn (NE). Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hestfjörður (NW) while a 'queen' remains at Húsavík (NE). A Common Coot Fulica atra is at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 April 2015:
A Ross's Goose Anser rossii is at Vík/Lón (SE) - 2nd for Iceland. A first-winter 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW) while one adult remains at Húsavík (NE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata remains at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla still at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 April 2015:
A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Ísafjörður (NW), the same as in Bolungarvík on the 10th. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Reyðarfjörður (E). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 April 2015:
A Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis was found at Arabær/Flói (S) - 4th for Iceland. A Siberian White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons is at Höfn (SE). Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Mýrarvatn/Reykjahverfi (NE) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N) and four at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla still at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N) and four at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 April 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). A Common Coot Fulica atra was found at Húsavík (NE). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla still at Húsavík (NE) while two are at Höfn (SE). Single males Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Grindavík (SW) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 April 2015:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Mýrarvatn/Reykjahverfi (NE) and Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris was found at Ósá/Bolungarvík (NW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 April 2015:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Nine Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 April 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Velvet/White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca/deglandi was seen briefly at Höfn (SE). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Thirteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 April 2015:
Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hestfjörður (NW), one drake at Hvítanes/Ísafjarðardjúp (NW), an adult 'queen' remains at Húsavík (NE) and a first-winter 'queen' is at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 April 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Lake Elliðavatn (SW), by Elliðahvammur. A Siberian White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons is at Höfn (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N) and another at Neslón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata remains east of Grindavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula still at Vatnsendi/Kópavogur (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 April 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is still at Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE) while one remains at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Eleven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 April 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Selfoss (S). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and two at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 April 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N) and four at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 April 2015:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW) and one 'queen' at Húsavík (NE). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N) and two at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 April 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE), an adult drake at Helguvík (SW) and one at Heimaey (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Áshildarholtsvatn/Skagafjörður (N). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 March 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) and an adult drake at Akranes (SW). Fifteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula still at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW), Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is now at Helguvík (SW). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) and an adult drake at Akranes (SW). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula still at Höfn (SE), Akranes (SW) and Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and two at Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is now at Helguvík (SW). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). At least one of the two Great Tits Parus major remains at Egilsstaðir (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and singles at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW), Selfoss (S) and Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Four Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S), one at Húsavík (NE) and two at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 March 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and four at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Þorlákshöfn (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S) and Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Four Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 March 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla still at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Two Greylag Geese Anser anser at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE) may be the first arrival in the north-east? A flock of Redwings Turdus iliacus appeared at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 March 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE), four drakes at Akranes (SW) and two at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Akranes (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Four Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Flocks of Greylag Geese Anser anser have been arriving at Egilsstaðir (E). Ten Gadwalls Anas strepera appeared at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW), most of which are probably new arrivals.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 March 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Akranes (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla still at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 March 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and three at Kópasker (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 March 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back in Keflavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) and one at Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was found at Grindavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is now at Helguvík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Elliðavatn (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE) while a first-winter drake was seen at Njarðvík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Staður/Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla still at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs remain at Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 March 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two Black Swans Cygnus atratus were reported from Dyrhólaey (S). Five drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW), one drake at Arnarstapi (W) and three drakes at Kambaskriður (E). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis is still at Grundarfjörður (W). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE), twelve at Svínhólar/Lón (SE) and one at Elliðavatn (SW). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla still at Höfn (SE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs was seen at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 March 2015:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains also at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 March 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus was reported from Bergá/Nes (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
The spring's first Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus were reported from Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus was found at Lón (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Elliðavatn (SW). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE), an adult drake and female. Sixteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn (SW), Ástjörn (SW) and Lón (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus is at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
21 Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus at Garður (SW) may be the first migrants in the south-west, while there are now 684 at their staging site Lón (SE) where there were 84 on the 9th. Decent numbers of Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus are starting to show in the south-west with 122 at Sandgerði (SW) in the morning. 24 Eurasian Wigeons Anas penelope and two Eurasian Teals Anas crecca at Lón (SE) are thought to be new arrivals.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 March 2015:
The first-winter Thayer's Gull type Larus thayeri is still at Helguvík (SW). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis is still at Eskifjörður (E). 22 Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Landbrot (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Landbrot (S). Sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was seen briefly at Húsavík (NE), a different bird from the 12th.
MIGRANT NEWS:
There are now 32 Common Shelducks Tadorna tadorna at Höfn (SE) where the first Common Redshanks Tringa totanus (a flock of 14) have showed up. Greylag Geese Anser anser have arrived at Djúpivogur (E) where several Redwings Turdus iliacus have also been noted.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 March 2015:
A first-winter Thayer's Gull type Larus thayeri was found at Helguvík (SW). The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is again at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Affallið/Landeyjar (S). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bergá/Nes (SE), Rot/Nes (SE) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Eleven Common Shelducks Tadorna tadorna have arrived at Höfn (SE). The first "inland" Red-throated Divers Gavia stellata, three, were at Þveit/Nes (SE). Significant increase of Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus and Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus in the south-east with numbers of the latter also increasing in the south-west.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was seen at Þórkötlustaðir/Grindavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW).
MIGRANT NEWS:
A lone Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus showed up in the north, at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 March 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen at Keflavík (SW) today. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca still by Staður/Grindavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was found at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 March 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is still at Selfoss (S).
MIGRANT NEWS:
The spring's first Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus for the Westman Islands (S) showed up there today.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 March 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis remains at Grundarfjörður (W). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni has been at Selfoss (S) for several days.
MIGRANT NEWS:
One Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus was reported from Grundarfjörður (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 March 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A pair of King Eiders Somateria spectabilis by Kambanes (E), a drake in Berufjörður (E) and a queen at Húsavík (NE). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula in Reyðarfjörður (E), one in Hamarsfjörður (E) and nine at Lón (SE). Single Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Karl/Lón (SE), Selfoss (S), Hrauntúnstjörn (SW) and Fossvogur (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata in Hamarsfjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). Four Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S), two at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
The year's first Great Skua Stercorarius skua was at Suðursveit (SE). Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus seem to be arriving in small numbers in the south-east, although it's always hard to tell from the local wintering flocks there. Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus are slowly coming in with 84 at Lón (SE) and thirteen at Krossbær/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Helguvík (SW). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Norðfjörður (E), two at Eskifjörður (E), one at Húsavík (NE) and four at Helguvík (SW). Single hybrid drakes Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Eskifjörður (E) and Grundarfjörður (W). One drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca again at Helguvík (SW). A female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S) and Húsavík (NE). Two wintering Great Tits Parus major are still present at Egilsstaðir (E). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Norðfjörður (E) and Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Egilsstaðir (E).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Six Whooper Swans Cygnus cygnus arrived at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 March 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Keflavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Three drakes and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Helguvík (SW) while one queen remains at Húsavík (NE). One drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca also at Helguvík (SW). A pair of Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Mosfellsdalur (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Two wintering Great Tits Parus major are still present at Egilsstaðir (E). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Two Common Shelducks Tadorna tadorna at Selfoss (S) are the first migrants to be seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 March 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Helluvatn/Heiðmörk (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen again at Grundarfjörður (W). Two wintering Great Tits Parus major are still present at Egilsstaðir (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Keflavík (SW). Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW) and Heimaey (S) and a female at Húsavík (NE). A female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
One Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 March 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
MIGRANT NEWS:
Twelve Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus graellsii was reported from Ölfusárbrú (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 March 2015:
Two drakes and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW) and two females at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 March 2015:
Two wintering Great Tit Parus major are still present at Egilsstaðir (E). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 March 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi and two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Vogaflói/Lake Mývatn (NE). The first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus still at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Vogaflói/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 February 2015:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi and two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Blikalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A first-winter Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus was found at Ástjörn/Hafnarfjörður (SW) where it may have been present for a month. One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). The drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Single Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and Elliðavatn (SW). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and five at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula is still at Vatnsendi/Kópavogur (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 February 2015:
Keflavík's adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was relocated at nearby Helguvík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at River Sog (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. One King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Jökulsárlón (SE) and one 'queen' at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 February 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A second-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was seen at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is also at Höfn (SE). Two wintering Great Tit Parus major are still present at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 February 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N) and one at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N). Two Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Akureyri (N) and one at Hrafnagil/Eyjafjörður (N).
MIGRANT NEWS:
The spring's first Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii was reported from Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 February 2015:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). A female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Garður (SW) and a female at Húsavík (NE). Two Gery Herons Ardea cinerea at Varmá/Mosfellssveit (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus also at Garður (SW). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N) and one at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and one Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 February 2015:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). An immature female Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was reported from Grundarfjörður (W). Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Garður (SW), one drake at Helguvík (SW) and a female at Húsavík (NE). Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla remain at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. One Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 February 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 February 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 February 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 February 2015:
Birds at Húsavík (NE) include two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis, one Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 February 2015:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Heimaey (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 February 2015:
There are now two Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus at Höfn (SE)! One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus remains at Mosfellsdalur (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland if accepted. Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Hamarsfjörður (E). Single Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Hamarsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E) and four at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 February 2015:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Six Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Hamarsfjörður (E) and two at Svínhólar/Lón (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and two at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). Another Chaffinch at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 February 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 February 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Selfoss (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S). Two Chaffinches and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 February 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen at Eskifjörður (E). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was seen at Staður/Grindavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 February 2015:
A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus off Skeiðsöxl/Tjörnes (NE) may represent the first winter record for Iceland. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen at Grundarfjörður (W). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Dalvík (N). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 February 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen at Setberg/Nes (SE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðaárvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 February 2015:
The putative subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 February 2015:
The subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and another in Skagafjörður (N). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus again at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE), Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 February 2015:
The subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). The Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Akranes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Reynihlíð/Reykjavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and two at Heimaey (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 February 2015:
The subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis was seen again at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Selfoss (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Laugarásvegur/Reykjavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE) and five at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 January 2015:
The subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was seen again in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). The Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Akranes (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Húsavík (NE) and Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Two Western Jackdaws Corvus monedula at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 January 2015:
A subadult Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens was discovered in Reykjavík harbour (SW) - 1st or 2nd for Iceland. Single adult drakes American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) and Keflavík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis was seen again at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Selfoss (S). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S), Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE) and two at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 January 2015:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis was seen again at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). Single Chaffinches at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 January 2015:
A first-winter American Herring Gull Larus argentatus smithsonianus was reported from Höfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey (S) while the two 'queens' remain at Húsavík (NE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Úlfljótsvatn (SW) and Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and two at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 January 2015:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen near Hafnir (SW) while the two 'queens' remain at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Laugarásvegur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 January 2015:
Two Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons are at Sléttaleiti/Suðursveit (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) with another at Jökulsárlón (SE). The Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto has been present at Akranes (SW) for seven days now. Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 January 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was again at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One European Robin at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 January 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen at Grundarfjörður (W). One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and two at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and three at Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 January 2015:
One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena near Þyrilsnes/Hvalfjörður (SW). An adult Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Jökulsárlón (SE). A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Heimaey (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S), Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 January 2015:
An adult Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was found at Jökulsárlón (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Húsavík (NE) and two in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single Water Rails Rallus aquaticus were seen at Hraun/Ölfus (SW), Hjalli/Ölfus (SW), Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and at Varmá near Hveragerði (SW). Other birds in that general area also included nine Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and three Jack Snipes Lymnocryptes minimus. One Grey Heron at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 January 2015:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. Single Eurasian Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus remain at Selfoss (S) and Höfn (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Hraun/Ölfus (SW). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Five Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Selfoss (S). A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Heimaey (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Djúpivogur (E), Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Djúpivogur (E) and three at Heimaey (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla also at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Selfoss (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Three Grey Herons at Miðnes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 January 2015:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE) while the two queens remain at Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Steingrímsfjörður (NW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE), Djúpivogur (E), Heimaey (S) and Elliðahvammur/Kópavogur (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 January 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and two at Stykkishólmur (W). Two Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and one at Hamarsfjörður (E). Single European Robisn Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Djúpivogur (E) and another at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinch at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Five Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Mývatn (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Vogaflói/Lake Mývatn (NE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Hraun/Ölfus (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola are at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Djúpivogur (E). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Five Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 January 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis was seen at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 January 2015:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Heimaey (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 January 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Fossvogur (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and another at Fossvogur (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 January 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Ten Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A very unseasonal Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius was seen at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Elliðahvammur/Kópavogur (SW), Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Húsavík (NE) and two at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 January 2015:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Four Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE) and two at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Þinganes/Nes (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). A very unseasonal Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius was seen at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Elliðahvammur/Kópavogur (SW), Reykjavík (SW), Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Five Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 January 2015:
A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus remains at Höfn (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Eight Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula was found at Elliðahvammur/Kópavogur (SW), one is at Húsavík (NE) and two are at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 31 December 2014:
A female or immature Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus was seen at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Selfoss (S). Eight Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula and three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 December 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was found at Selfoss (S). One Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Önundarfjörður (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Flói (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula has been at Seyðisfjörður (E) for several weeks and one is at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 December 2014:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is still at Heimaey (S). The Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus was seen again at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 December 2014:
A Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus was reported from Berufjörður (E). The Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Höfn (SE). One American Wigeon Anas americana in Reykjavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE), four in Reykjavík (SW), two at Úlfarsá (SW) and one at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Fossvogur (SW) and another near Grafarvogur (SW). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is in Reykjavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula was found newly dead at Kársnes/Kópavogur (SW), singles are at Húsavík (NE) and Seyðisfjörður (E) and three at Höfn (SE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S) and singles in Akureyri (N) and Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S) and Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 December 2014:
An Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was reported from Akranes (SW). Two drakes American Wigeon Anas americana, one Grey Heron Ardea cinerea and a Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus in the vicinity of Grindavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Six Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Úlfljótsvatn (SW), one in Kaupangssveit (N) and two at River Sog (SW). One Grey Heron in Hafnarfjörður (SW) and another around Álfsnes (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus between Gunnunes and Saltvík (SW) and two in Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus between Sandgerði and Garður (SW) and at Reykhólar (NW). One Jack Snipe at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW) and two in Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW), two in Hafnarfjörður (SW) and one between Gunnunes and Saltvík (SW). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E). Possibly two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Stórhöfði/Heimaey (S), Selfoss (S), Egilsstaðir (E) and Hafnarfjörður (SW). The Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Heimaey (S), three in Akureyri (N) and five at Selfoss (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 December 2014:
A first-winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri was reported again from Sandgerði (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea in Reyðarfjörður (E). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). The Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and two in Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 December 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) while a second-winter (2cy) drake was seen at Hlíð/Álftanes (SW). Two Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Tungugrafarvogur/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and another in Kópavogur (SW). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 December 2014:
A first-winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri was reported from Sandgerði (SW) where the first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was still present. One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula in Kópavogur (SW). The Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE) and two in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 December 2014:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Sandgerði (SW). Two Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons were found at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). The Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 December 2014:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Six Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 December 2014:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was reported from Sandgerði (SW). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Garðskagi (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula was seen at Reynimelur/Reykjavík (SW). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Egilsstaðir (E) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 December 2014:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus remains at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 December 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Single Water Rails Rallus aquaticus at Höfn (SE) and Vallarhverfi/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola in Reykjavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Mosfellsdalur (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW) and Höfn (SE). A Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs was seen at Djúpivogur (E) and another is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 December 2014:
The Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Höfn (SE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Heimaey (S). Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus and a Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Hraun/Ölfus (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE) and one at Selfoss (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S), Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Chaffinches at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 December 2014:
Two 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Heimaey (S). A Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is also at Heimaey and another at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 16 December 2014:
A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW) and not looking likely to survive today's blizzard. A European Robin Erithacus rubecula, two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs are at Höfn (SE). Two Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and thirteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 15 December 2014:
The Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Höfn (SE). A Water Rail Rallus aquaticus was at Hraun/Ölfus (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 14 December 2014:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bolungarvík (NW). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 13 December 2014:
Two Great Tits Parus major again at Egilsstaðir (E). Great Tits are mega rare in Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 12 December 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea also at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still at Grenimelur/Reykjavík (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and three Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola are at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 December 2014:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen again at Höfn (SE). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus was seen at Höfn (SE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and three at Heimaey (S). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and three at Heimaey (S). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 December 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) where it spent last winter. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Siglufjörður (N) and two at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N) and Akureyri (N) and two at Heimaey (S). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Siglufjörður (N), two in Akureyri (N), three at Heimaey (S) and one at Húsavík (NE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Thirteen Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Fossvogur (SW), Hvolsvöllur (S) and Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and two at Heimaey (S). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla was found dead by Siglufjörður (N), four are at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW), four at Heimaey (S), three at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Hvolsvöllur (S), Selfoss (S), Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs in Akureyri (N), three at Heimaey (S) and one at Húsavík (NE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). The Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus remains at Heimaey (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Djúpivogur (E) and Heimaey (S) and two at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW), four at Heimaey (S), two at Höfn (SE) and singles at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S) and one in Akureyri (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Egilsstaðir (E) and Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW), two at Heimaey (S) and two at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). A Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla was found dead at Djúpivogur (E), eight are at Heimaey (S) and singles at Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still at Grenimelur/Reykjavík (SW). Three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S) and one at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 December 2014:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Seyðisfjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) and Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Four European Robins, four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla, three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps at Siglufjörður (N), Seyðisfjörður (E) and Rauðagerði/Reykjavík (SW), three at Húsavík (NE) and four at Heimaey (S). The Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still at Grenimelur/Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 December 2014:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus and a first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus are at Akranes (SW). The Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus remains at Heimaey (S) along with one European Robin Erithacus rubecula, three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and three Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs. One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin is also at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Three Blackcaps at Húsavík (NE). A Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still at Grenimelur/Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 December 2014:
The Eurasian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus remains at Heimaey (S). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea near Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula, four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and one Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 December 2014:
A female Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) represents the first record away from spring of that species in Iceland. The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE), Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Selfoss (S) and two at Heimaey (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S), five at Heimaey (S) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE). A Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula is still in Reykjavík (SW). Four Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Selfoss (S), two at Heimaey (S) and two at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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