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Last update... 17 September 2021, 10:10

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Fri, 17 September 2021:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). Two Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos remain at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus and Garden Warbler Sylvia borin remain at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). Three Snow Geese Anser caerulescens reported from Litlu-Reykir/Hraungerðishreppur (S). A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Höfn (SE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). Two Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos remain at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE) and Djúpivogur (E). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix remains at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Djúpivogur (E). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). A Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens rubescens was reported from Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Garður (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). Single juvenile Baird's Sandpipers Calidris bairdii at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) and Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla also at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Gerðar/Garður (SW). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia was seen again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Eight Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea near Grímsey (N). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and two at Djúpivogur (E). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Djúpivogur (E). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). A Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens rubescens at Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). Two Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again near Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata near Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Skagaströnd (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 September 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis at Garðskagi (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hvammstangi (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 September 2021:
One Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus remains at Innri-Njarðvík (SW). A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again near Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis still at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SE). Four Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea at Mýrabugt (SE). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 September 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. Two Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus were found at Innri-Njarðvík (SW) - 11-12th for Iceland. The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Rif (W). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 September 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis also at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW) and two at Þveit/Nes (SE). A juvenile Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 September 2021:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is back in Keflavík (SW). The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). A juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 September 2021:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and one at Kúka/Staðarsveit (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 September 2021:
A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Ketilssstaðir/Hjaltastaðaþinghá (E). A European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur was found at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A juvenile Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Höfn (SE). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hvammstangi (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 September 2021:
A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW) while a juvenile remains at Höfn (SE). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hvammstangi (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 September 2021:
A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 September 2021:
An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 September 2021:
A Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 August 2021:
Two drakes Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), one adult and one first-summer (2cy). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica still at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW) while a juvenile remains at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was reported at Höfn (SE). The adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan remains at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix reported at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica again at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 August 2021:
An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Miðnes (SW). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). The juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains at Sandgerði (SW). The adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan remains at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hjarðarhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 August 2021:
A Common Swift Apus apus at Laugarvatn (S). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW) while a juvenile was found at Höfn (SE). The juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla was relocated at Sandgerði (SW). Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at Stokksnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 August 2021:
An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Straumfjörður/Mýrar (W). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Fjörukot/Miðnes (SW). The adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan remains at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 August 2021:
An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW). One adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis still at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). The adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan remains at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 August 2021:
A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens near Borgarland/Helgafellssveit (W). The adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan remains at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 August 2021:
An adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 August 2021:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis by Þvottárskriður (E). Two drakes Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), one adult and one first-summer (2cy). An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hvammstangi (N). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 August 2021:
A juvenile Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor remains at Breiðabólsstaðartjörn/Álftanes (SW) - 8th for Iceland. One adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis still at Höfn (SE). Four Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 August 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A juvenile Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor at Breiðabólsstaðartjörn/Álftanes (SW) - 8th for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Skógar (S). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two adult White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Höfn (SE). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Ærvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Four Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE) and at least three at Skógar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 August 2021:
One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Hvammstangi (N). Five Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 August 2021:
A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hvammstangi (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 August 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus was reported from Staðarstaður/Staðarsveit (W). Twelve Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea south of Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 August 2021:
Four King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Þvottárskriður (E), three drakes and a female.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 August 2021:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina as well as a drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 August 2021:
Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus remains at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 August 2021:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Hlöðuvík/Hornstrandir (NW). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains, now by Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). A pair of Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica with five fledged young at Raufarhöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains, now by Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Single Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Ystiklettur/Heimaey (S) and off Landeyjahöfn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 August 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus remains at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. A Smew Mergellus albellus remains at Kritartjörn/Lake Mývatn (NE. The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains, now by Ásgarður/Garður (SW). The Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis was seen again at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus reported at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 August 2021:
One of the two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus remains at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW). A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis by Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 August 2021:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Bakkagerði (E). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea at Mýragrunn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 August 2021:
Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus remains at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Bakkagerði (E). Still one adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea at Mýragrunn (SE). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus remains at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. A Smew Mergellus albellus remains at Kritartjörn/Lake Mývatn (NE. Again two adult White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Háaleiti/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus were seen again at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. A Smew Mergellus albellus was found at Kritartjörn/Lake Mývatn (NE). The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains, now by Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Again two adult White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 August 2021:
One adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis remains at Grindavík (SW). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Egilsstaðir (E). Three Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 August 2021:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana still near Þvottárskriður (E), where a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains as well. One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 August 2021:
The adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains, now by Garðskagi (SW). One adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. Two moulting drakes Hooded Mergansers Lophodytes cucullatus were found at Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) - 13-14th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Djúpivogur (E). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). Two adult White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Safamýri/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 August 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Heimaey (S). Six Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE) and one at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 July 2021:
Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 July 2021:
An adult Bonaparte's Gulls Chroicocephalus philadelphia at Járngerðarstaðir/Grindavík (SW). A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Eldvatn/Brunasandur (S). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 July 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hólmur/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. Three Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). A Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla is now at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) - 6th for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 July 2021:
A moulting drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Arnarstapi (W). A Common Swift Apus apus at Ingólfshöfði (SE). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hólmur/Mýrar (SE). Six Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and four at Hjarðarhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 July 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Sandgerði (SW). An adult Bonaparte's Gulls Chroicocephalus philadelphia remains at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) while one was reported from Gerðar/Garður (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hólmur/Mýrar (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 July 2021:
A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was reported from Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Single adult Bonaparte's Gulls Chroicocephalus philadelphia at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) and Brekka/Núpasveit (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 July 2021:
A Common Swift Apus apus at sea at Barðagrunn (NW). An adult Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius at Öndverðarnes (W). Two Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Grindavík (SW). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 July 2021:
A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Single Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Hólmur/Mýrar (SE) and Vík (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 July 2021:
A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 July 2021:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Heimaey (S). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea at Lónbugt (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 July 2021:
An Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus was seen at Suður-Bár/Eyrarsveit (W) - 1st for Iceland. The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla was found at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Heimaey (S). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 July 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Eskifjörður (E). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 July 2021:
One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hellnar (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 July 2021:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Raufarhöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 July 2021:
A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 July 2021:
The adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana still at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Ytri-Tunga/Staðarsveit (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 July 2021:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE), back for its 4th consecutive summer. A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Heimaey (S). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 July 2021:
A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix remains at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 July 2021:
An adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana still at Þvottárskriður (E). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Djúpivogur (E). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akurgerði/Öxarfjörður (NE). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix remains at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 July 2021:
An adult drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana remains at Þvottárskriður (E), where there are also two Velvet Scoters Melanitta fusca. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akurgerði/Öxarfjörður (NE). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Sauðaneslón/Langanes (NE). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 July 2021:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Djúpivogur (E). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 July 2021:
A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Látrabjarg (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 July 2021:
Two immature King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Látrabjarg (NW), a drake and a female, and an adult drake at Svalbarðseyri (N). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Eyrarbakki (S). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stríta/Djúpivogur (E). An adult Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 July 2021:
The male Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia remains at Ytra-Lágafell/Miklahotshreppur (W) - 4th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Djúpivogur (E). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 July 2021:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Djúpivogur (E). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Svalbarðseyri (N). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Reyðarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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