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Last update... 14 April 2014, 12:00

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Tues, 15 April 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is again at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 130 days and counting.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 14 April 2014:
The Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is at Grindavík (SW), where there was also a Ruff Philomachus pugnax. A Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata was at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 13 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A very early Garden Warbler Sylvia borin was at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW), where the Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii remains. A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is at Grindavík (SW). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 12 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis is at Grindavík (SW). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is in Reykjavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Hvoll/Aðaldalur (NE). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Hesteyri/Hestfjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 11 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. The Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 10 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus are at Hof/Öræfi (SE). Two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicencis were at Skógtjörn/Álftanes (SW). The Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and the Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis are again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 9 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis is also at Höfn (SE). There are now two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicencis, a Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and a Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Hof/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 8 April 2014:
The first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans is again at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. The Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 7 April 2014:
A first-winter Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans has been found at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. A Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicencis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - there are fewer than 20 records of Sandwich Tern in Iceland. No fewer than 33 King Eider Somateria spectabilis are on the sea by Jökulsárlón (SE) - 18 drakes and 15 females.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 6 April 2014:
The Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Hvammur/Dýrafjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 5 April 2014:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Garður (SW). The Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 4 April 2014:
The Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius is still at Miðhúsasíki/Garður - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is also at Garður (SW). An Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 3 April 2014:
A Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius was discovered at Miðhúsasíki/Garður - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Two
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 2 April 2014:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 1 April 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Straumsvik (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 31 March 2014:
Some common stuff reported today (can't remember details, sorry).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 30 March 2014:
A 1w drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was again at Kolgrafafjörður (W). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). The female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 30 March 2014:
A 1w drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was again at Kolgrafafjörður (W). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). The female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 29 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi and a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis were at Garður (SW) and another King Eider was at Garðskagi (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita and three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 28 March 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix was at Reykholt (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 27 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 26 March 2014:
Three Bean Geese Anser fabalis are at Sauðanes/Langanes (NE). The female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW). A "Queen" Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (S). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus and a European Robin Erithacus rubecula are at Vík í Mýrdal (S). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 25 March 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was seen at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 24 March 2014:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Helluvatn (SW). A returning adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was seen at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 23 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 22 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Single American Wigeons Anas americana at Straumsvik, Garður and Grafavogur (all SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 21 March 2014:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Straumsvík (SW). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 20 March 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 19 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 18 March 2014:
The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and the regular female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 17 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi and two drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Helguvík (SW). Another King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður. The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and the regular female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 16 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was again at Njarðvík (SW) today, and it was later at Helguvík (SW). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was at Helguvík (SW) where there was also a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 15 March 2014:
A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík and another is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 14 March 2014:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Akranes (W). Fourteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Svínhólar/Lón (SE) and three at Þveit/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 13 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) and Njarðvík bird was seen at Helguvík today a few kms further north.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 12 February 2014:
The female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 11 March 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 10 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 9 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Four King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 8 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW), where there was a 1st winter drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis. One adult drake and one female King Eider Somateria spectabilis in Helguvík (SW). Three King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (W) and two at Patreksfjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 7 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW), where there were also three King Eider Somateria spectabilis. Four King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (W)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 6 March 2014:
Two King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a hybrid drake Common Eider x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis are at Akranes (W). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 5 March 2014:
Seven King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a second-winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis are at Akranes (W). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). Late news concerns a first-winter drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi at Kolgrafafjörður (W) on 28 February - the 4th deglandi in Iceland this winter.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 4 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW). An adult white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' is at Ólafsfjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 3 March 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 2 March 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi and a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Njarðvík (SW). A Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Björg/Útkinn (NE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 1 March 2014:
A Bean Goose Anser fabalis was at Selvogur (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and a Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Varmá/Ölfus (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 28 February 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Unaós (E). The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). Seven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (S). Nine Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 27 February 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Unaós (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 26 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Höfn (SE)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 25 February 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is at Kalmanstjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 24 February 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is at Kalmanstjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 23 February 2014:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 22 February 2014:
Two Ivory Gulls Pagophila eburnea, an adult and 1w, were at Þorlákshöfn (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Straumsvík (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 21 February 2014:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 20 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 19 February 2014:
A 3cy King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 18 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 17 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A Hooded Crow Corvus cornix was at Hvalnes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 16 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus is still at Húsavík (NE) with now just three Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, four of the latter were seen at Sléttaleiti/Suðursveit (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). One King Eider Somateria spectabilis again at Hrísey (N) and the female at Húsavík (NE). One Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni reported from Hrísey (N). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Njarðvík (SW). Single Tundra Bean Geese Anser fabalis rossicus at Höfn (SE), present for its third day, and Húsavík (NE). Four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) with four still at Húsavík (NE). Single King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W), Hrísey (N) and Húsavík (NE). A drake Smew Mergus albellus was reported from Hvítá/Borgarfjörður (W). The second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was again at Grindavík (SW). One Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni also at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 February 2014:
The second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was again at Grindavík (SW). Two Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). Twelve Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 February 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Coot Fulica atra at Egilsstaðir (E). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 12 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 11 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi has been discovered at Gerðhamrar/Dýrafjörður (NW), the third bird in Iceland at the moment, while an adult drake remains at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is at Steinaborgarvogur/Berufjörður (E). The second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was again at Grindavík (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula by Gunnhildarey/Breiðdalsvík (E). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 10 February 2014:
The second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was again at Grindavík (SW). The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW) with another at Njarðvík (SW). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is now at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 9 February 2014:
The second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was again at Grindavík (SW). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is now at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes. Four more Siberian White-fronted Geese were reported from Jökulsárlón (SE). The Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris was sadly found dead at Laugar/Reykjadalur (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 8 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Örfirisey/Reykjavík (SW). A second-winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was found at Grindavík (SW). One drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). The probable hybrid female Tufted x Ring-necked Duck Aythya fuligula x collaris was again at Elliðavatn (SW). The female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula near Elliðavatn (SW). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, one 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris is still at Laugar/Reykjadalur (NE) - 6th for Iceland. A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes. Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Egilsstaðir (E) and one at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 February 2014:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Grandi/Reykjavík (SW). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Grundarfjörður (W). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, a 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, one Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes. Seven Bohemian Waxwings at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One second-winter drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Miðfjörður/Bakkaflói (NE) and two adult drakes nearby by Skarfatangi/Bakkafjörður (NE). A first-winter drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Bjarmaland/Bakkaflói (NE) and a pair at Akureyri (N). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Egilsstaðir (E). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, a 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Grandi/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is again at Þorlákshöfn (SW). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, a 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, one Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 February 2014:
The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is still at Heimaey (S) but died later in the day. A female Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was found at Þorlákshöfn (SW). A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported flying over Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus was also found in poor shape at Heimaey (S) but is now being rehabilitated. Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, a 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, one Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 February 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris was still at Laugar/Reykjadalur (NE) - 6th for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi has returned to Njarðvík (SW). The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) today - 10th for Iceland. One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena at Heimaey (S). Birds at Húsavík (NE) include the Bean Goose Anser fabalis, four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons, a 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, one Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes. Another possible Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni is again at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 February 2014:
A Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris was found at Laugar/Reykjadalur (NE) - 6th for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW) today - 10th for Iceland. One Bean Goose Anser fabalis and four Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons at Húsavík (NE). Six more Bean Geese at Sauðanes/Langanes (NE) while one remains at Seyðisfjörður (E) and five at Djúpivogur (E). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus still at Djúpivogur (E). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 31 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was back at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) today - 10th for Iceland. One Bean Goose Anser fabalis and two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Seyðisfjörður (E). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula also at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). The Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus was seen again at Víkin/Heimaey (S). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 30 January 2014:
An American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinica was found dead by Núpsvötn/Fljótshverfi (S) - 3rd for Iceland. The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW) today - 10th for Iceland. Three Bean Geese Anser fabalis at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). The Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus was seen again at Víkin/Heimaey (S). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 29 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) (1st for Iceland) where an Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni was also seen. A Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW) (10th for Iceland) along with a first-winter female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (or hybrid). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes all remain at Húsavík (NE) where a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola was also seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 28 January 2014:
A female Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Yesterday's five Bean Geese Anser fabalis remain at Djúpivogur (E). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). Single Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Breiðibakki/Heimaey (S) and Geithellar/Álftafjörður (E). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 27 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Five Bean Geese Anser fabalis and a Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Djúpivogur (E). Another Northern Lapwing was seen at Broddanes/Strandir (NW). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE). Two Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 January 2014:
One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). Seven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Súðavík (NW), another at Höfn (SE) and four at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE) where there is also a Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus. A Eurasian Coot Fulica atra still at Bergá/Nes (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 January 2014:
Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula by Hóll/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' was reported from Látravík (NW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Seyðisfjörður (E). A Eurasian Coot Fulica atra at Bergá/Nes (SE) and one European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). A returning adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis was seen at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE) where an adult Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus was also seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 January 2014:
The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Rifstangi/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 January 2014:
The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 January 2014:
The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 January 2014:
The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE) while an adult drake was seen several km west of Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Laugarás/Biskupstungur (S) and two by Kristnes/Eyjafjarðarsveit (N). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus still at Akureyri (N). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 January 2014:
Two Walruses Odobenus rosmarus were reported from Grindavík (SW) - an adult with a calf! A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana remains at Grindavík (SW). Two Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 16 January 2014:
A 2cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S), one at Kolgrafafjörður (W) while the female remains at Húsavík (NE). The Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Heimaey (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana, two Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Ölfusforir (S). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 15 January 2014:
The Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Heimaey (S). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Kolgrafafjörður (W). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 14 January 2014:
The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Akureyri (N). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Kolgrafafjörður (W). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 13 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Grindavík (SW). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and the presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Kristnes/Eyjafjarðarsveit (N). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 12 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Five Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Mývatn (NE) and one at Akureyri (N). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is in Reykjavík (SW). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Akureyri (N). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 11 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena near Þyrilsnes/Hvalfjörður (SW). The 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis and a presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Fossvogur's tree plantation/Reykjavík (SW). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Akureyri (N). 28 Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra in and around Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 10 January 2014:
One King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grundarfjörður (W). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 9 January 2014:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Heimaey (S). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Súgandafjörður (NW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and a first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 8 January 2014:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea and a first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 7 January 2014:
A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 January 2014:
Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE) and two at Þinganes/Nes (SE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica still at Eyrarbakki (S). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola was found at Húsavík (NE) where the 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes all remain as well. Three Grey Herons at Höfn (SE). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Other birds in the Hafnarfjörður area (SW) include a Water Rail Rallus aquaticus, two Jack Snipes Lymnocryptes minimus and 22 Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra. Birds seen along the south coast between Ölfusá and Þjórsá (S) include two drake American Wigeon Anas americana, two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and a Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). An immature drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Jack Snipe at Mosfellsdalur (SW). No less than 36 Eurasian Curlews at Grunnafjörður (SW) which is probably a record winter flock. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Mosfellsdalur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 2 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 1 January 2014:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grindavík (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). An immature drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Garður (SW). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. 25 Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Meðalland (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Miðfjörður (N). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos has been at Akureyri (N) since 27th Dec.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis and presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes remain at Húsavík (NE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana in Reykjavík (SW) and Grindavík (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE) and Skógtjörn/Álftanes (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Kaupangssveit (N) and three at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Single Red-necked Grebes Podiceps grisegena at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW) and Reykjavík (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus in Reykjavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW) and four at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and three Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra around Egilsstaðir (E). The presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 December 2013:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grindavík (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is in Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE) where a returning presumed Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes was seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 December 2013:
A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 December 2013:
The Birding Iceland team wishes everybody a very Merry Christmas! The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 December 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bolungarvík (NW) while a female remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bolungarvík (NW) and a female remains at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Hrauntunga/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported flying over Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi has returned to Njarðvík harbour (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Járngerðastaðatjörn/Grindavík (SW). The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 December 2013:
The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 December 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus remains at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 December 2013:
The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 December 2013:
A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW). Six Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 14 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 13 December 2013:
Nothing reported today.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 12 December 2013:
Nothing reported today.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 11 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 10 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Vogaland/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 9 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is still at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 8 December 2013:
The Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii is again at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 7 December 2013:
A Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii was at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Lundur/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 6 December 2013:
A second female Wood Duck Aix sponsa is at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S) today - 8th for Iceland. The one found last week is still being looked after.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 5 December 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 4 December 2013:
The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Húsavík (NE). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Lundur/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 3 December 2013:
A 1st winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Skagaströnd (N). The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 2 December 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is still at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Siglufjörður (N). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Hlíð/Lón (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 1 December 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnanes (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula and two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola are at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is at Jaðar/Suðusveit (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 30 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is still at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 29 November 2013:
A female Wood Duck Aix sponsa was taken into care at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S) today - 7th for Iceland and first record of a female. A 1st winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Bolungarvík (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 28 November 2013:
Pretty gloomy outside today, nothing reported.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 27 November 2013:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis with the broken leg is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 26 November 2013:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis with the broken leg is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 25 November 2013:
No news reached my ears today.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 24 November 2013:
A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 23 November 2013:
A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was at Ölfusárós (S). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus remain at Selfoss (S). AGrey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 22 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 21 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). Thirteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and seven at Þinganes (SE). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 20 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Water Rail Rallus aquaticus is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Sixteen Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Egilsstaðir (E) and two at Selfoss (S). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Hagi/Nes (SE). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 19 November 2013:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 18 November 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Hagi/Nes (SE). 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Grunnafjörður (W) - this is a very significant number in Iceland. A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 17 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Húsavík (NE). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 16 November 2013:
The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S). A Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus and five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 15 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Hagi/Nes (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 14 November 2013:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Hagi/Nes (SE). A Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus is at Höfn (SE). The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Selfoss (S). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are Húsavík (NE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 13 November 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is again at Vestmannaeyjar (S), likely to be the same bird as seen there on 29 September - Rock Pipits are actually much rarer than Buff-bellied Pipits in Iceland these days. The Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 12 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is still at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus has been at Selfoss (S) since 7 November. A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is also at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 7 November 2013:
A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens and a Little Egret Egretta garzetta are at Hagi/Nes (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Selfoss (S). Otherwise Birding Iceland has gone south for a couple of days - no updates until next week (it's not as if anything mega is going to turn up).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 6 November 2013:
A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens is at Hagi/Nes (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Höfn (SE). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus is at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Bergá/Nes (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 5 November 2013:
At least 10 Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 4 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is still at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). No fewer than 9 Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla in the snow in Siglufjörður (N).Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fellabær (E) and one at Vestmannaeyjar (S). Two Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnesrot/Nes (SE) and one at Bergá/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 3 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and 'several' Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Siglufjörður (N). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Vestmannaeyjar (S) and another is at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 2 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Selfoss (S) and another is at Akureyri (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 1 November 2013:
The European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 31 October 2013:
A European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur is at Kópavogstún/Kópavogur (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is Seyðisfjörður (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavik (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 30 October 2013:
Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 29 October 2013:
Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Siglufjörður (N) and one at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 28 October 2013:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis are in Selfoss (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Ásólfsskáli (S). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 27 October 2013:
A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 26 October 2013:
A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Kópasker (NE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Húsavík (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica, sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and seven Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Two Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Vík/Lón (SE) and one at Skjálftavatn (NE). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 25 October 2013:
The male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE). Two Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (SE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 24 October 2013:
The Hoopoe Upupa epops is still at Urriðaholt/Garðabær (SW). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE), two at Grindavík (SW) and one at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 23 October 2013:
A female Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus is at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 7th for Iceland but no sign of yesterday's male at Breiðdalsvík. Various other common vagrants in area. A Great Tit Parus major has turned up in the same garden in Selás/Reykjavík (SW) as one turned up last autumn, surely a returning bird. It was the 5th record for Iceland at the time. The Hoopoe Upupa epops is still at Urriðaholt/Garðabær (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 22 October 2013:
A male Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus is at Breiðdalsvík (E) - 6th for Iceland and the first since 1992. The Hoopoe Upupa epops is again at Urriðaholt/Garðabær (SW) this morning, between NÍ and the Max store - 15th for Iceland and a real stunner.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 21 October 2013:
A Hoopoe Upupa epops is at Urriðaholt/Garðabær (SW), between NÍ and the Max store - 15th for Iceland and a real stunner. The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is again at Garður and another bird is at Engidalur/Ísafjörður (NW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Höfn (SE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Arnastapi (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 20 October 2013:
An adult Ross's Goose Anser rossii of unknown (but not Icelandic) origin was discovered at Geirakot/Flói (S) today - 1st for Iceland if accepted. The Galway-ringed Little Egret Egretta garzetta is again at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdal (S). The male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seljaland, Ásólfsskáli and Skógar (S) and Grindavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 19 October 2013:
A 1st winter Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea was seen briefly at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW), where there was also a male Ruff Philomachus pugnax. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Garður (SW). A Whinchat Saxicola rubetra is at Sandgerði (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is still at Álftanes (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Æruvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE).A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 18 October 2013:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdal (S). One of the Little Egrets seen in this area on Wednesday turns out to have been ringed in Galway/Ireland as a chick in June of this year - photos on our Facebook page. The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 17 October 2013:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is still at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 16 October 2013:
Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Vík í Mýrdal (S). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 15 October 2013:
A Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca is at Stokkseyri (S). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 14 October 2013:
Two Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 13 October 2013:
A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Garðskagi (SW). 24 Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Kópavogur (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Önundarfjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 12 October 2013:
Three Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Höfn (SE). Sheesh. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata is at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 11 October 2013:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Grindavík (SW). A Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata is at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 10 October 2013:
Nothing reported today.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 9 October 2013:
Three Bean Geese Anser fabalis were reported from Bæjarsveit/Borgarfjörður (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 8 October 2013:
The 1st winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus is at Jökulsárlón (SE) again - 1st for Iceland!
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 7 October 2013:
A Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus and a Garden Warbler Sylvia borin are at Grindavík (SW). Thirteen Canada Goose Branta canadensis are at Breiðamerkursandur (SE). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Jökulsárlón (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Miðsker/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hoftún/Flói (S). Two Snow Geese Anser caerulescens at Seljaland (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 6 October 2013:
After years of topping the "next new species for Iceland" list, it's finally arrived, a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus is at Jökulsárlón (SE) - 1st for Iceland! So when can we expect the other perennial favourites Richard's Pipit and Pallas's Warbler? Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea Bjarnarnesrot/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 5 October 2013:
A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Skarðshlíð/Eyjafjöll (S). Seriously, was that it today?
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 4 October 2013:
A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is at Mýrar/Álftaver (S). A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos are at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE) and one Kakkarvatn (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Lambhagavatn/Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 3 October 2013:
The Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is still at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata and two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus are at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (s). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 2 October 2013:
A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica is at Vestmannaeyjar (S) - 18th for Iceland. The Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is still at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Gerðasíki/Garður (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Álftanes (SW). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 1 October 2013:
A Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum is at Djúpivogur (E) - 9th for Iceland. A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and a Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus are at Vík/Lón (SE). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus is at Reyðará/Lón (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Horn/Nes (SE). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos are at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur Cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Rekjavík (SW). Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Vestmannaeyjar (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 30 September 2013:
A Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Horn/Nes (SE). Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Iða/Hvítá (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 29 September 2013:
A Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus is at Vestmannaeyjar (S) - Rock Pipits are actually much rarer than Buff-bellied Pipits in Iceland these days. Still two Buff-bellied Pipits Anthus rubescens at Garður (SW). A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is at Sandgerði (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Álftanes (SW). Three Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca in and around Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 28 September 2013:
No fewer than four Buff-bellied Pipits Anthus rubescens at Garður (SW). The Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is still at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and a Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica and two Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 27 September 2013:
A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Langhús/Fljót (N). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin is at Ásólfsskáli (S). A Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus is at Fossvogur Cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 26 September 2013:
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is still at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 25 September 2013:
A Walrus Odobenus rosmarus was seen from a whalewatching boat out of Húsavík today. A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is at Höfn (SE) and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca is at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 24 September 2013:
A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Fossvogur Cemetery/Reykjavík, where there was also a Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is still at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is at Sandgerði (SW). A Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Staður/Grindavík (SW). A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca remains at Höfn (SE). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 23 September 2013:
Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus are at Fossvogur cemetery in Reykjavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus, a Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 22 September 2013:
A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca is at Höfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 21 September 2013:
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis is at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is at Sandgerði (SW). Birds in the Höfn area include a Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica, a Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca. A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Þveit/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 20 September 2013:
A Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor is at Höfn (SE) - 6th for Iceland. Other birds in the Höfn area include a Water Rail Rallus aquaticus and two Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca. Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Ós/Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 19 September 2013:
Eleven Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Álftarfjörður (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 18 September 2013:
A Little Stint Calidris minuta was at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Gröf/Eyjafjarðarsveit (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 17 September 2013:
A Common Crane Grus grus was seen at Berjanesmýri/Ejyafjöll (S). The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A juvenile Sabine's Gull Larus sabini flew past Seltjarnarnes (SW) in this insanely windy weather. A Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto was reported at Ránargata/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 16 September 2013:
Yesterday's adult Sabine's Gull Larus sabini from Garður is now at Sandgerði (SW), and was later seen at Garður! A Ruff Philomachus pugnax was close to Landeyarhöfn (S). A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 15 September 2013:
A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) briefly this morning. An adult Sabine's Gull Larus sabini was at Garður (SW) while a second adult was at Sandgerði (SW). A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos was at Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 14 September 2013:
Birds at Garður included one Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis, one Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos, one Ruff Philomachus pugnax and four Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 13 September 2013:
Two Buff-breasted Sandpipers Tryngites subruficollis are at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Two Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos are at Miðsíki/Garður (SW). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW), where there is also a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis.An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus is at Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 12 September 2013:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 11 September 2013:
Two Pectoral Sandpipers Calidris melanotos at Miðsíki/Garður (SW) and later by the church. A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Silfurstjarnan/Núpasveit (NE). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Grjótnes/Slétta (NE). Five Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula are at Eggversvatn/Slétta (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 10 September 2013:
A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was reported at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) this morning. A Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 9 September 2013:
The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis with the broken leg has returned to Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) for its 5th winter. A Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Ásgarður/Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 8 September 2013:
Two juvenile American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica and a Ruff Philomachus pugnax in Garður (SW). Four Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 7 September 2013:
Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 6 September 2013:
One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).A Common Crane Grus grus is at Skógey/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). Nothing slams the door shut on summer as categorically as Grey Herons showing up in Reykjavík.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 5 September 2013:
Six Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 4 September 2013:
Four Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 3 September 2013:
An American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at the golf course on Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita are at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW). Three Ruffs Philomachus pugnax in Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 2 September 2013:
Nothing reported today, but to be honest the weather was pretty nasty.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 1 September 2013:
Eleven Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A 2 cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 31 August 2013:
A juvenile Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 30 August 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 29 August 2013:
No news. No news is good news. Good news travels fast. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 28 August 2013:
A Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Njarðvík (SW). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Nesjaskóli/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 27 August 2013:
Five Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus past Stokksnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon 26 August 2013:
No news.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 24 August 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 23 August 2013:
No news.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 22 August 2013:
Three Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 21 August 2013:
One 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 August 2013:
A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was seen at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus and two unseasonal Little Auks Alle alle at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 August 2013:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Saltvík south of Húsavík (NE). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 August 2013:
Nothing to report.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 August 2013:
One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). Two 2cy Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 August 2013:
A Walrus Odobenus rosmarus was found by Jökulsárlón (SE) this morning.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 August 2013:
An adult Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla is at Klauf/Heimaey (S) - 12th for Iceland. A female Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 August 2013:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 August 2013:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Höfðavatn/Skagafjörður (N). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Tungugrafarvogar/Steingrímsfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 August 2013:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris and four Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Neslandavík/Lake Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 August 2013:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta still by Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 August 2013:
Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta by Selfoss (S). The Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus remains at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 August 2013:
Another quiet summer day.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 August 2013:
Single Ring-necked Ducks Aythya collaris at Múlavatn/Aðaldalur (NE) and Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 August 2013:
No news...
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 August 2013:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álftavogur/Lake Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 August 2013:
One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus and three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 August 2013:
No news...
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 August 2013:
No news...
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 August 2013:
A juvenile Ruff Philomachus pugnax was seen at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 August 2013:
No news...
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 31 July 2013:
No news! What's going on?!
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 July 2013:
One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi bay (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 July 2013:
No news today.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 July 2013:
An immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hrófá/Steingrímsfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 July 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). An immature Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hrófá/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 July 2013:
Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Eggversvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and two at Ólafsvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 July 2013:
A male Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus was seen at Sel/Grímsnes (S). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos on the mudflats by Akureyri (N). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 July 2013:
A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skeljalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Skjöldólfsstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. Two Common Swifts Apus apus showed briefly over Edward's head in Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 July 2013:
One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus was noted from a whalewatching boat in Faxaflói bay (SW) today, along with seven European Storm-petrels. The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 July 2013:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bakkagerði/Borgarfjörður (E) while the long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri was on the nearby Fjarðará river. The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was reported from Þjórsárver (C).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 July 2013:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bakkagerði/Borgarfjörður (E). Four Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Eggversvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 July 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hrafnagilshverfi/Eyjafjörður (N). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 July 2013:
The drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Álftavogur/Lake Mývatn (NE) while a Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was spotted elsewhere on the lake. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Garðskagi (SW). One Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Hveravellir (NE), at least ten at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N) and four at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) where there was also one Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 15 July 2013:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álftavogur/Lake Mývatn (NE). One King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Lake Mývatn (NE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Eskifjörður (E). Four Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 July 2013:
Two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis still at Breiðavík (NW), representing the first summer record for Iceland. The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 July 2013:
Two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis are at Breiðavík (NW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW), i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 July 2013:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Rif (W). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is again at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Kaldbakstjarnir near Húsavík (NE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 11 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 10 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 9 July 2013:
At least four Blue Whales Balaenoptera musculus and lots of Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae at Skjálfandi Bay (NE) last night. The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). The drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Þveit/Nes (SE).The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House and sometimes on the other side of the main road. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Sólheimar/west of Hvolsvöllur (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 8 July 2013:
Two Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus seen from the Vestmannaeyjar ferry (S). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). A 2nd cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 7 July 2013:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Eyjatjörn/Kjós (SW). The drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Þveit/Nes (SE).The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House and sometimes on the other side of the main road. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 6 July 2013:
Nothing reported today.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 5 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House and sometimes on the other side of the main road.The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 4 July 2013:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis and a drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina are at Kritartjörn/Mývatn (NE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 3 July 2013:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is a Þveit/Nes (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 2 July 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 1 July 2013:
An adult Yellow-legged Gull Larus michaellis was seen on the beach between Stokkseyri and Eyrarbakki (S) - there are fewer than five accepted records of YLG in Iceland. An adult Laughing Gull Larus atricilla is at Höfn (SE). A Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii was reported from Fitjatjörn/Miðnes (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis and nine White-beaked Dolphins Lagenorhynchus albirostris are by the bridge at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Vallanes/Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 30 June 2013:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at sea east of the cape Búlandshöfði/Snæfellsnes (W). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula is at Rif (W). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 29 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 28 June 2013:
A Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii was discovered this afternoon at Höfn (SE) - 1st for Iceland. The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 27 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Húsavík (NE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 26 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is now at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík, i.e. the ponds by the Nordic House. An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Mývatn.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 25 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still doing a tour of Álftanes (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 24 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn and Bessastaðatjörn//Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 23 June 2013:
The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn and Bessastaðatjörn//Álftanes (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Mývatn (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is near Málmey/Skagafjörður (N). A Common Coot Fulica atra is at Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 22 June 2013:
A Black Tern Chlidonias niger is at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes and regularly commutes to Bessastaðatjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 21 June 2013:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Selá/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 20 June 2013:
A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Several Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 19 June 2013:
A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Kollabæjarlón/Fljótshlíð (S). Two hybrid drake Common Eider Somateria molissima x King Eider Somateria spectabilis and a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Djúpavík/Strandir (NW). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Eyjafjarðará (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 18 June 2013:
Four drake Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Kálfaströnd/Mývatn (NE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 17 June 2013:
A Walrus Odobenus rosmarus was at Reyðarfjörður (E) today but has apparently swum off again now. The Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus is still at Grindavík (SW). A "redhead" Smew Mergellus albellus was discovered south of Varmahlíð (N) along Road No. 1.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 16 June 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis was at Látravík (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 15 June 2013:
A Little Stint Calidris minuta is at Hellnar/Snæfellsnes (W), a very rare spring bird in Iceland. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Skeiðflötur/Mýrdalur (S). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Þvottárskriður (SE). The immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is again at Staður/Grindavík (SW), while a "Queen" Eider is a Borgarfjörður eystri (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 14 June 2013:
The Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca and a Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica are at Heimaey (S). An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Staður/Grindavík (SW), i.e. about 5 km west of Grindavík. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). The Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus is still at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 13 June 2013:
The drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still at Reykjahlíð/MÝvatn (NE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is still on the River Sog (SW). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica and three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 12 June 2013:
An Alpine Swift Tachymarptis alba was discovered this evening at Ólafsvík (W) - 5th for Iceland. A Common Swift Apus apus is now at the same site. The Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is again at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Rif/Snæfellsnes (W). One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafir/Kolgrafafjörður (W) and another is at Patreksfjörður (NW). A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Skjálfandi (NE). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Akureyri (N). A Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus is at Grindavík (SW). A Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus and some Killer Whales Orcinus orca were seen from land at Rif/Snæfellsnes (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 11 June 2013:
A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca is at Heimaey (S); Lesser Whitethroats are very rare in spring in Iceland but regular in autumn. A Common Swift Apus apus is at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). The drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Reykjahlíð/MÝvatn (NE) where there is also a drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula. The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and two Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra are still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 10 June 2013:
Two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis were seen at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). The drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). The drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Reykjahlíð/MÝvatn (NE).The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 9 June 2013:
The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). A Little Stint Calidris minuta was reported from Lónsós/Öxarfjörður (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Reykjahlíð/MÝvatn (NE). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus are at Djúpivogur (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Látrabjarg and single birds at Fellabær (E), Garður (SW) and Reykjavík (SW). A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Garður (SW)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 8 June 2013:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Reykjahlíð/MÝvatn (NE). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW), where there were also two Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 7 June 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Búlandshöfði/Snæfellsnes (W). The male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 6 June 2013:
The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). Another drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri was reported on 2 June on the river Eystri-Rangá (S) near Hvolsvöllur. A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola is at Gauksmýri (N). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE). The drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is still at Landaeyjahöfn (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Hlíðavatn/Selvogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 5 June 2013:
An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Bekraflói/Mývatn (NE). The drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Keldur/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus is at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Reykjadalur (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 4 June 2013:
The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). A female Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus has been discovered at Höfn (SE) - 5th for Iceland. A 2nd cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N), the fourth different King there in the last ten days. Two Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 3 June 2013:
The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). The drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is still at Landaeyjahöfn (S). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N), i.e. not the same bird as yesterday. A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Vík (S) and Skinnalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 2 June 2013:
A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Landaeyjahöfn (S). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Hamrar/Reykjadalur (NE). A 3cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N), i.e. not the same bird as was there last week.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 1 June 2013:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was discovered at Rif/Snæfellsnes (W). The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Djúpivogur (E). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is on the River Sog (SW). Drake American Wigeons Anas americana at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A Sand Martin Riparia riparia and a Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica are at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Vík (S). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Langholt/Meðalland (SE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 31 May 2013:
Two Curlew Sandpipers Calidris ferruginea is at Höskuldarnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE) and one at Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 30 May 2013:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bíldudalur (NW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Reykjavík (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 29 May 2013:
The long-staying drake Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E). A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea is at Þaraósvík/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Two drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W) and one at Þverá/Vatnsfjörður (NW). Single Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Skjálftavatn (NE), Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE) and Skútustaðir/Mývatn (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Belgjarbára/Mývatn (NE) and one is still at Kaldbakstjarnir (NE). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Skógtjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus is at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 28 May 2013:
A drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Mývatn (NE). A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Eyrarbakki (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kaldbakstjarnir (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE). A Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 27 May 2013:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bíldudalur (NW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Geldingaey/Laxá (NE). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 26 May 2013:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula is at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Drake American Wigeons Anas americana at Kaldbakstjarnir (NE) and Mývatn (NE). A Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus is at Grindavík (SW). Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus and Humpback Whales Megaptera novaeangliae visible from land at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 25 May 2013:
Two Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus near Eyrarbakki (S). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Þveit/Nes (SE). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Rif (W). A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Borgarnes (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 24 May 2013:
Eighteen Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus near Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus is at Innri-Kleif/Breiðdalur (E). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Þveit/Nes (SE). Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N). Two Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Þorlákshöfn (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 23 May 2013:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Skjálftavatn (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N). Two Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Þorlákshöfn (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 22 May 2013:
A Common Crane Grus grus is at Meðalland (S). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Svalbarðseyri/Eyjafjörður (N) while a first-summer drake is at Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Garður (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 21 May 2013:
A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is again at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis and a drake American Wigeon Anas americana are at Garður (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Akureyri (N). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Höfn (SE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Vífilsstaðavatn/Garðabær (SW)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 20 May 2013:
Highights from the last two weeks have been a Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus near Húsavík (NE) on 7 May, a Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus at Hagi/Nes (SE) on 10 May, a Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus at Sandgerði (SW) on 16-17 May, a Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Garður (SW) on 18-20 May and a drake Blue-winged Teal Anas discors at Garður on 20 May.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 8 May 2013:
Birding Iceland has migrated south-east for 10 days and won't be updated until 18 May at the earliest. Try not to find anything too rare while we are away.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 7 May 2013:
A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 6 May 2013:
The Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Vífilsstaðir/Garðabær (SW). A Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Reyðarfjörður (E). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 5 May 2013:
A Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis is at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), the first record of this species in northern Iceland. A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Vífilsstaðir/Garðabær (SW). A American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Skjálftavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was at Bústaðakirkja/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 4 May 2013:
An American Wigeon Anas americana is at Þveit/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 3 May 2013:
The drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 2 May 2013:
A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens is at Kríutjörn (SE). The drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW) while another is at Þveit/Nes (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis are at Höfn (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Súluholt/Flói (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 1 May 2013:
The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis is at Hvammur/Langidalur (N) - 3rd for Iceland. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 30 April 2013:
The Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis is at Hvammur/Langidalur (N) - 3rd for Iceland. The drake Blue-winged Teal Anas discors is again near Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 29 April 2013:
The drake Blue-winged Teal Anas discors is again near Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 28 April 2013:
The drake Blue-winged Teal Anas discors is back again near Stokkseyri (S). One Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Húsavík (NE) while another is at Mosfellsdalur (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 27 April 2013:
A Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis is at Holtastaðir/Langidalur (N) - 3rd for Iceland. A Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis was seen at Grindavík (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 26 April 2013:
A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola is at Garðskagi (SW). A Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 25 April 2013:
A Beluga Delphinapterus leucas is at Bassastaðir/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes and four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Norðfjörður (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Þveit/Nes (SE). A Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 24 April 2013:
A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus is at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Húsavík (NE). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Hvanneyri (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 23 April 2013:
A drake Blue-winged Teal Anas discors is at Stokkseyri (S). Two new Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík, where there is also a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 22 April 2013:
Fourteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and five at Selfoss (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 21 April 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Dýrafjörður (NW). Thirteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE) and five at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 20 April 2013:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is still at Heimaey (S). One Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni, a Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Two female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Kristnes/Eyjafjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 19 April 2013:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is still at Heimaey (S). No fewer than three Hornemann's Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE), with eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Höfn (SE) and a female is at Húsavík (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 18 April 2013:
A first-summer drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Eiði/Heimaey (S). The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is still at Heimaey (S). Two drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis and three Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Four Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S). The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 7 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 17 April 2013:
The Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is still at Heimaey (S). The Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 16 April 2013:
A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is still at Heimaey (S). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Seyðisfjörður (E). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Kristnes/Eyjafjörður (N). A Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 15 April 2013:
A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is at Heimaey (S). Hawfinches are rare in Iceland with just over 30 records but numbers have increased sharply in the last decade or so. A Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii is at Holahólar/Mýrar (SE). The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Two female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis also at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Unaós (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 14 April 2013:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 13 April 2013:
A new Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and the Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes are at Húsavík (NE) with 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Another Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni was at Kópavogur (SW). A hybrid drake Common Eider Somateria molissima x King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 12 April 2013:
One Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis was at Eyrarbakki (S) this morning. A Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia was at Grindavík, perhaps the same bird as at Garður earlier in the week. Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus remain still at Húsavík (NE) and three are at Selfoss. Birds at Tumastaðir (S) include three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus, five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus and a Long-eared Owl Asio otus. Thirteen Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra are at Snæfoksstaðir (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 11 April 2013:
Two Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis were discovered at Eyrarbakki (S). The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is now a Stóra-Vatnsleysa/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 10 April 2013:
The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 9 April 2013:
The Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is still present at Garður (SW) - 10th for Iceland and the first spring record. The long-staying Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri was still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E) last week at least. It's been there since 1998 - just how long do Steller's Eiders live? A Common Coot Fulica atra is at Rif (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 8 April 2013:
The Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is still present at Garður (SW) - 10th for Iceland and the first spring record. A Snow Goose Anser caerulescens is at Stóra-Ból/Mýrar (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 7 April 2013:
A Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia was discovered at Garður (SW) - 10th for Iceland and the first spring record. Two King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hvammur/Dýrafjörður (NW). The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). The Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Reykir/Skeiðum (S). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE) and one at Grænavatn (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 6 April 2013:
The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE), where a Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus was also seen. An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis is at Reykir/Skeiðum (S). Nine Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 5 April 2013:
Three Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra are at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 4 April 2013:
A female Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Rif (W), the first record of a female of this species in Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW) and another is at Garður (SW). The Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE) with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Kúagerði (SW) and a female is at Húsavík (NE). A 1st winter Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Garður (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE) and Kríutjörn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 3 April 2013:
The Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and the Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes are at Húsavík (NE) with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Only one Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus seen from Yann's living room today. A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was in Kópavogur, seen from my living room window. Four King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (W). The adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 2 April 2013:
A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Húsavík (NE), where Blue Whales Balaenoptera musculus and Minke Whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata were also seen today for the first time this spring, although admittedly not in the same garden as the redpoll. Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 1 April 2013:
A Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus bewicki is at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE), where there also two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea. An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis and an adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Three Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra and a Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus are at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus is at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Akureyri (N). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Husavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 31 March 2013:
A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus is at Miðnesheiði (SW) - Kestrels are very rare in spring in Iceland. The Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW) and one at Garður (SW). A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Garður (SW). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE) with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Stokkseyri (S), Kríutjörn/Nes (SE) and Bjarnarnesrot/Nes (SE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Husavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 30 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Stokkseyri (S). An American Wigeon Anas americana is at Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 29 March 2013:
An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 March 2013:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Kúagerði/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW), this may be the bird previously recorded at Njarðvík. Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Eyrarbakki (S) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Eight drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Garðskagi (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE), three at Svínhólar/Lón (SE) and one at Akureyri (N). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica, two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla remain at Höfn (SE). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 March 2013:
Eleven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE), one at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE) and one at Núpar/Ölfus (S). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 March 2013:
Two drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis, eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata, two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus are at Höfn (SE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla remain at Selfoss (S). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus was seen in Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 25 March 2013:
Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and two at Bjarnarnesrot/Nes (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 24 March 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis and seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE). Six Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Daníelslundur/Borgarfjörður (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 23 March 2013:
The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW). The first-winter drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi and a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Höfn (SE). Three drake and one female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Garðskagi (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Fellabær (E). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Six Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Þjórsárdalsskógur (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 22 March 2013:
The female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). Six drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (W), one drake at Höfn (SE) and two "Queens" at Njarðvík (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 21 March 2013:
Two "Queen" King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Njarðvík (SW). One American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW).A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 20 March 2013:
The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is again at Njarðvík (SW). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A Dunnock Prunella modularis and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and four Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are at Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 19 March 2013:
Late news concerns a bull Walrus Odobenus rosmarus seen near Borðeyri (N) at the weekend. Walruses are scarce but regular visitors to Iceland from Greenland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 18 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), with 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Long-eared Owl Asio otus and a Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus are at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 17 March 2013:
Three female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis are at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 16 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE), with 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 15 March 2013:
The Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni and the adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE), with 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 14 March 2013:
A new Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni has joined the adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana and a Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula are at Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 13 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Sandvík/Ölfus (S). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Hamarsfjörður (SE). Two Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula are Breiðdalsvík (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 12 March 2013:
A 2 cy drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Litlalón/Snæfellsnes (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 11 March 2013:
Three drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis are at Búlandshöfði/Snæfellsnes (W). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 10 March 2013:
A drake Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica was at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). While Barrow's Goldeneyes are locally common in Iceland, they are extremely rare in the Reykjavík area. A Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus was at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A pair of Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula were at Úlfljotsvatn (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 9 March 2013:
A Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' was seen at Hafnir (SW). Two American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW) and one at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). Eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW) and Selfoss (S). A Long-eared Owl Asio otus, a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola, two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus and a Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 8 March 2013:
The Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was seen again in Reykjavík, this time flying over Sólheimar/Álfheimar towards Laugardalur (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 7 March 2013:
Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and two Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica are at Sandgerði (S). Two American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 6 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 5 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 5 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) with 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 4 March 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey (S). Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 3 March 2013:
The Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is back at Húsavík (NE) in the company of 19 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is now at Helguvík (SW) where there us also a drake and a "Queen" King Eider Somateria spectabilis. Ten King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (7m, 3f) at sea near the mouth of Jökuslá á Breiðurmerkursandi (SE). Two American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 2 March 2013:
The adult male Coues's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes at Húsavík (NE) has been joined by a knee-tremblingly stunning Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni.The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Njarðvík (SW). One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Helguvík (SW). Two American Wigeons Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 1 March 2013:
The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is commuting between Njarðvík and Keflavík (SW), where there is also a drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis. A different (perhaps two) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Helguvík (SW). Two more drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 28 February 2013:
The adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Njarðvík (SW) after an absence of almost exactly a month. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and five Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þveit/Nes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 27 February 2013:
The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 26 February 2013:
The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). The Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is again hanging around the shopping mall Kringlan in Reykjavík (SW) A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Laugarás (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 25 February 2013:
Bird of the day was hairy and had flippers, a Bearded Seal Erignathus barbatus at Vesturnes/Borgarnes (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 24 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is in Reykjavík harbour (SW). The female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hrólfsvík/Grindavík (SW). The drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 23 February 2013:
Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW). A female Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 22 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at the site it was originally found near Hafró/Reykjavik (just east of Harpa Concert Hall) (SW). The Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was seen again, this time at Kringlan/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 21 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at the site it was originally found near Hafró/Reykjavik (just east of Harpa Concert Hall) (SW). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis has been at Bolungarvík (NW) for most of the month.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 20 February 2013:
The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S). Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 19 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at the site it was originally found near Hafró/Reykjavik (just east of Harpa Concert Hall) (SW). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola is at Hellisandur (W).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 18 February 2013:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Selás/Reykjavík (SW), where it has been since early November. The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 17 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at the site it was originally found near Hafró/Reykjavik (just east of Harpa Concert Hall) (SW). The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana is at Njarðvík (SW) and one at Sandgerði (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Gerðasíki/Garður (SW). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 16 February 2013:
The female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). The drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur (SW). A hybrid drake Common Eider Somateria molissima x King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W). Single drake American Wigeons Anas americana is at Eiðsvík/Reykjavík (SW) and Njarðvík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). The "redhead" Smew Mergellus albellus is at Álftavatn (S). The Common Coot Fulica atra is again at Ljósafoss/River Sog (S). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 15 February 2013:
The drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur (SW). Two drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis are at Kolgrafarfjörður (W). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and five Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 14 February 2013:
The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and a Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Þinganes/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Eiðsvík/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 13 February 2013:
The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and seven Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus were at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 12 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at Kársnes/Kópavogur (SW). The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW). A female Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Gerðasíki/Garður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 11 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at Kársnes/Kópavogur (SW). The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). The European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Mosfellsdalur (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE), Álftavatn (S) and Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 10 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri was refound at Kársnes/Kópavogur (SW). The 1st winter male White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). The Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is again at Heimaey (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is in Fossvogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 9 February 2013:
A "redhead" Smew Mergellus albellus is at Álftavatn (S). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Mosfellsdalur (SW). A Common Coot Fulica atra is at River Sog (S). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is in Fossvogur (SW). A King Eider Somateria spectabilis was reported in Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 8 February 2013:
The 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is again at the entrance to Reykjavík harbour (SW).A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is again at Fossvogsdalur/Reykjavík (SW). The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 7 February 2013:
A 3rd winter Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri is at the entrance to Reykjavík harbour (SW). The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea in Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 6 February 2013:
The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE), where there is also a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 5 February 2013:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 4 February 2013:
The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE), where there is also a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 3 February 2013:
The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE). A Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus was at Kópavogur (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 2 February 2013:
A highly unseasonal Sabine's Gull Larus sabini was seen well inland at Hunkubakkar/Síða (S)! A Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is at Heimaey (S). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 13 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Krossbær/Nes (SE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 1 February 2013:
The 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is again at Höfn (SE). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 31 January 2013:
Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Two Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 30 January 2013:
A 1st winter male/female White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Höfn (SE). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Höfn (SE). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and a Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica are Dynjandi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 29 January 2013:
An adult drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Njarðvík (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 28 January 2013:
One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 27 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 11 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 26 January 2013:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Úlfljótsvatn (S). Three Great Tits Parus major, a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hafnarfjörður (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Two Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Grindavík (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 25 January 2013:
Three Great Tits Parus major and a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are Þveit/Nes and one at Dynjnadi/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Krossbær/Nes (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Arnarnesvogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 24 January 2013:
A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was at Mývatn (NE). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 23 January 2013:
A second-winter American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus is at Stokksnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 22 January 2013:
A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus is at Elliðaárdalur (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Laugarás (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 21 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Helluvatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 20 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Thirty Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra and four Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). Twelve Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and three Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Garðabær (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hafnir (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 19 January 2013:
A Great Tit Parus major is still at Hafnarfjörður (SW), where there were also 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla. Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 18 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 17 January 2013:
A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Krossbær/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 16 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 15 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 14 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula, 9 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are at Botnar/Meðalland (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 13 January 2013:
A "redhead" Smew Mergellus albellus is at Sogið (S).The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis are at Húsavík (NE). 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 12 January 2013:
Six Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Suðurgata/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 11 January 2013:
A 1st winter drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Heimaey (S). 12 Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Elliðaárhólmi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 10 January 2013:
A 1st winter drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Heimaey (S). Two drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Tjörnes (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes and one at Bjarnarnes/Nes. 12 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). 20 Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Elliðaárhólmi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 9 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Stykkishólmur (W) and two at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 8 January 2013:
10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 7 January 2013:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Knarrarósviti (S). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Grunnifjörður (SW). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Höfn (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Stokkseyri (S). Lots of Killer Whales Orcinus orca along nothern shore of Snæfellsnes (W) at the moment.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 6 January 2013:
The female King Eider Somateria spectabilis and 2 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is at Þjórsártún (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 5 January 2013:
A Great Tit Parus major is still at Selás/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 22 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are at Breiðdalsvík (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 4 January 2013:
14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 3 January 2013:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 2 January 2013:
A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). A Great Tit Parus major is still at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkafjara/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Selfoss (S). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 1 January 2013:
18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss. 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Seyðisfjörður (E). A Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula is at Fellabær (E). Eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 31 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss. 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Hafnarfjörður (SW). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 30 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 2 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). 7 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 29 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and two female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Selfoss (S). 12 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata, two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and a Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 28 December 2012:
All kinds of common stuff which I really can't be bothered to list.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 27 December 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). 21 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). 12 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata, two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea and a Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 26 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). 18 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica, 11 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula are at Þinganes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 25 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 12 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 24 December 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes, 23 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Húsavík (NE). 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Eskifjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 23 December 2012:
Three Great Tits Parus major again at Hafnarfjörður and one still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 23 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 22 December 2012:
Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N) and four at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 21 December 2012:
Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 20 December 2012:
20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 19 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 18 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and a Water Rail Rallus aquaticus are at Húsavík (NE). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 17 December 2012:
23 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 16 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are in Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 15 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 23 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 14 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Five Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 13 December 2012:
Eight Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Húsavík (NE).Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 12 December 2012:
21 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A Common Coot Fulica atra is at River Sog (S). Five Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Heiðmörk (SW). Five Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 11 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 9 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 13 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 10 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 21 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are at Þinganes/Nes (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Húsavík (NE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 9 December 2012:
Three Great Tits Parus major are again in Hafnarfjörður (SW).The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 21 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 30 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Selfoss, 10 at Reykjavík, 15 at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð, 10 at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and two at Kópavogur (SW). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Höfn (SE). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 8 December 2012:
A Great Tit Parus major is again in Hafnarfjörður (SW).The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Fourteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). Three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 7 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 23 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S). 20-30 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 6 December 2012:
A Great Tit Parus major is again in Hafnarfjörður (SW).The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). Sixteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 5 December 2012:
A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus, a European Robin Erithacus rubecula, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn. A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss (S). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Heimaey (S)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 4 December 2012:
Dozens of Killer Whales Orcinus orca are at Hofstaðavogur/Snæfellsnes (W) at the moment. Thirteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Selfoss (S). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 3 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). 40 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S) and three at Selfoss (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Selfoss (S). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 2 December 2012:
Two Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes and 14 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE). A Water Rail Rallus aquaticus is at Heimaey (S). Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 1 December 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 25 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Húsavík (NE), 9 at Hveragerði (S) and one at Heimaey (S). A Water Rail Rallus aquaticus is at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Selfoss (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Njarðvík (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bolungarvík (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 30 November 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 40 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S), 8 at Húsavík (NE), 5 in Reykjavík (SW) and 2 in Selfoss (S).Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 29 November 2012:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 28 November 2012:
The first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea are at Húsavík (NE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 27 November 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 15 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus are at Akureyri (N), six at Selfoss (S). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Heimaey (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Akureyri (N). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Selfoss (S) and another is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 26 November 2012:
The first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Another first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 16 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), 10 in Reykjavík (SW), three at Höfn (SE) and two at Selfoss (S). A Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata is at Heimaey (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 25 November 2012:
The first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Njarðvíkurfitjar, where there are also two drake American Wigeons Anas americana. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 40 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Hafnarfjörður (SW), 16 at Húsavík (NE), 10 at Hvolsvöllur (S), five at Selfoss (S), four at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seyðisfjörður (E) and two at Höfn (SE). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 24 November 2012:
The first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Njarðvíkurfitjar, where there are also two drake American Wigeons Anas americana. Three Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 6th-8th for Iceland. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). Twenty Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Hafnarfjörður (SW), 11 at Húsavík (NE), 10 at Keflavík, five at Kópavogur (SW). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Höfn (SE). 16 Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra and five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE) and one at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 23 November 2012:
The first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Njarðvíkurfitjar, where there are also two drake American Wigeons Anas americana. Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), ten at Hafnarfjörður (SW) and six at Akureyri (N). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 22 November 2012:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), where there is also a drake American Wigeon Anas americana. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), where there are also 8 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Unaós (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 21 November 2012:
Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 20 November 2012:
Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Ten Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S), 8 at Húsavík (NE) and 3 at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 19 November 2012:
Eleven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), 10 at Seltjarnarnes (SW) and 7 at Seyðisfjörður (E). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 18 November 2012:
Three Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 6th-8th for Iceland. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 50 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Seltjarnarnes (SW), 10 at Húsavík (NE), 15 at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S), 30 at Selfoss (S), 30 at Akureyri (N), 12 at Hafnarfjörður (SW), 7 at Siglufjörður (N) and 1 at Kópavogur (SW). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus is at Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 17 November 2012:
Three Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 6th-8th for Iceland. The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 32 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE), 25 at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S), 24 at Selfoss (S), 20 at Akureyri (N), 7 at Siglufjörður (N) and 3 at Höfn (SE). Seven Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra are at Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A 1st winter King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 16 November 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE) where there are also 2 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. 25 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S), 8 at Selfoss (S), 6 at Heimaey (S), 3 at Þorsteinslundur/Fljótshlíð (S) and one each at Ysti Skáli/Eyjafjöll and Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Five Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Snæfoksstaðir (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 15 November 2012:
The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE). 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and 20 at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 14 November 2012:
Two Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW). 48 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and 8 at Akureyri (N). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Heiðmörk/Reykjavík (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, a European Robin Erithacus rubecula and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 13 November 2012:
Seventy Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S), 30 at Húsavík (NE), 17 at Akureyri and one at Höfn (SE). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Heimaey (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 12 November 2012:
Three Great Tits Parus major are again in central Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 6th-8th for Iceland. 11 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus and a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea also in Hafnarfjörður. A Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Heimaey (S). Six Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), where there are also 10 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus. 35 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 11 November 2012:
No fewer than three Great Tits Parus major were seen briefly in Hafnarfjörður (SW) this morning - 6th-8th for Iceland. A Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata was discovered at Hafnarfjörður (SW), where other illegal aliens included around 30 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita. Around 30 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Seltjarnarnes (SW), 13 at Akureyri (N), 12 at Ás/Kelduhverfi (NE), 5 at Víkingavatn (NE), 4 at Litla-Teig/Bæjarsveit (W), 2 at Höfn (SE) and 2 at Húsavík (NE). The adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes is at Húsavík (NE), where there is also a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea. Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N) and Höfn. Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 10 November 2012:
An adult male Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes has returned to the site where it was ringed in April at HÚsavík (NE). At least 100 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Seltjarnarnes (SW) and 46 in Borgarnes (W), 5 at Víkingavatn (NE), 6 at Núpur/Öxarfjörður (NE), 2 at Heimaey (S) and "several" in Garðabær (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 9 November 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. Around 120 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Seltjarnarnes (SW) and 20 at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Siglufjörður (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 8 November 2012:
A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N), 10 at Húsavík (NE), 3 at Höfn (SE). Three Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Heiðmörk/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 7 November 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland to the delight of those birders who drove across Iceland for it. Yeah, for a Great Tit. I know! Around 120 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Seltjarnarnes (SW) and five in Húsavík (NE). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Grindavík (SW). Two Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Selás/Reykjavík (SW). Birds at Höfn include 13 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus, two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla. A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss (S). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata are Þinganes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 6 November 2012:
Thirty-three Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureryi (N) and two at Höfn (SE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 5 November 2012:
Thirteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureryi (N), 12 at Hagi/Aðaldalur (NE), two Syðri-Hóll/Eyjafjörður (N) and one at Höfn (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Heimaey (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 4 November 2012:
An American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Heimaey (S). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin is at Höfði/Vellir (E). Eighty Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus in Vesturbær/Reykjavík (SW), two in Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra and two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus in Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). A Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Grindavík (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 3 November 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major is still at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Hafnarfjörður (SW), 6 at Akureyri (N), 7 at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), 3 at Víkingavatn (NE), and one at Höfn (SE). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW)
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 2 November 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major was seen again at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland and the first record since 1989. 24 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), 6 at Hagi/Aðaldalur (NE) and one at Oddi/Rangárvellir (S). Otherwise not weather to be outside in Iceland today, truly appalling conditions, top wind speed measured at 252 km/h in eastern Iceland.
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 1 November 2012:
The Great Tit Parus major was seen again at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland and the first record since 1989. 30 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), 30 at Þorsteinslundur/Fljótshlíð (S), 21 at Höfn (SE), 20 at Seyðisfjörður (E), 5 at Höfði/Vellir (E) and 4 at Árbær/Reykjavík (SW), 1 at Siglufjörður (N) and 1 at Víkingavatn (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss and Þorsteinslundur/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 31 October 2012:
Late news concerns a Great Tit Parus major which was seen in Reykjavík from 26-28 October - 5th for Iceland and the first record since 1989. Around 50 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Granaskjól/Reykjavík (SW), 16 at Dalvík (N), 15 at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), 12 at Þorsteinslundur/Fljótshlíð (S) and 8 at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A first-winter King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and a European Robin Erithacus rubecula are at Höfn (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 30 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii, a White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and a Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). 20 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S). One Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra, 11 Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus, a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus and four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Seven Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra in Reykjavík (SW). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 29 October 2012:
Approximately 50 Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Gufudalur/Reykhólahreppur (NW) and 29 in central Reykjavík (SW). One White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and two adult Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 28 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland, where there is also a an adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis. A Ruff Philomachus pugnax and a White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis are at Daltjörn (SW). A Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra and five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus are Fossvogur cemetery/Reykjavík (SW). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 27 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland, where there are also two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis. The Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Daltjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 26 October 2012:
At least thirty Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) while fifteen remain at Húsavík (NE). The Ruff Philomachus pugnax and a White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis are at Daltjörn (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula and two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 October 2012:
Twenty-seven Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). The Ruff Philomachus pugnax and a White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis are at Daltjörn while an adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis is at nearby Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, a European Robin Erithacus rubecula and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita are at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 24 October 2012:
A Ruff Philomachus pugnax, one White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis and an adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfn (SE). Sixteen Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 23 October 2012:
A Ruff Philomachus pugnax has joined one of the White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Six Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 22 October 2012:
Twenty-one Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE) and one at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnesrót/Nes, one at Krossbær/Nes (SE), one at Þorlákshöfn (S) and one at Heimaey (S). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Höfn (SE). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Stokkseyri (S). A Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica is at Ísafjörður (NW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 21 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland, where there are also two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis and one adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis. Birds at Höfn (SE) include a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, four Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita and two European Robins Erithacus rubecula. A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Stokkseyri (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Thirteen Common Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (S). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 20 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland, where there are also two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis and two adult Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis. Birds at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð include a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla, a Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra and five Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus. A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Akureyri (N). Three drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Horn/Nes (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 19 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland, where there is also an adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis. There are now two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes. A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita, a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stafafell/Lón (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 18 October 2012:
The Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii is again at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. The juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis is at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis and an adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensisat Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea are at Stokkseyri (S) and Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 17 October 2012:
Iceland's second-ever Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii, a juvenile, was discovered at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) alongside a juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and was later seen at Daltjörn. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin is still at Heimaey (S). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 October 2012:
A Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor is at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE) - c. 9th for Iceland. A Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus and three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita also at Efri-Fjörður (SE). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus and a Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus are at Höfn (SE). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin is at Heimaey (S). A Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is at Eyrarbakki (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 15 October 2012:
A Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Horn/Nes (SE). Birds at Höfn include a Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus, a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla. A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus is at Holt/Nes (SE). Four Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla are at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/NEs (SE and three at Grunnafjörður (SW). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis and a juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 14 October 2012:
Three drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is at Garður (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca, two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita are at Höfn (SE). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 13 October 2012:
The American Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica erythrogaster was still at Garðskagi (SW) - the first record of the North American race in Iceland. Three drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus is at Garður (SW). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Horn/Nes (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). Four Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). A Song Thrush Turdus philomelos is at Kálfafellstaður/Suðursveit (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita are at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Grjótárlón/Fljótshlíð (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Vattarnes (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 12 October 2012:
The American Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica erythrogaster was at Garðskagi (SW) - the first record of the North American race in Iceland. Three drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnes/Nes (SE), one at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE) and one at Stykkishólmur (W). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Höfn (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Vattarnes (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 11 October 2012:
The Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii is still present at Garðskagi (SW), 7th for Iceland. A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and an American Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica erythrogaster are at Garður (SW) - the first record of the North American race in Iceland. The long-staying Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri is still at Borgarfjörður eystri (E), where there is also a Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla. A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus is at Heimaey (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 10 October 2012:
The Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii is still present at Garðskagi (SW), 7th for Iceland. A juvenile drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 9 October 2012:
A Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus was at Stokksnes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 8 October 2012:
The Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was still present at Garðskagi (SW), 7th for Iceland. The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis, one adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 7 October 2012:
The Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was still present at Garðskagi (SW), 7th for Iceland. Two adult Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 6 October 2012:
A Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii is at Garðskagi (SW), 7th for Iceland and the third this autumn! A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus is also at Garðskagi (SW). The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis, two adult Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 5 October 2012:
The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and one adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Two drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), one is at Grindavík (SW) and another at Fuglavík (SW). A Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca are at Höfn (SE). A Whinchat Saxicola rubetra is at Kaldakvísl/Tjörnes (NE). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 4 October 2012:
The Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains at Höfn (SE). The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis and one adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Bjarnarnesrot/Nes (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 3 October 2012:
The White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis remains at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Three drake American Wigeons Anas americana are at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 2 October 2012:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla is at Höfn (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis, two adult Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis and a juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus remain at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). At least one Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Fossvogur's cemetery/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 October 2012:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla is at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Hnappavellir/Öræfi (SE). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis is also at Hnappavellir (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Höfn (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Hof/Öræfi (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Hof/Öræfi (SE) and singles at Svínafell/Öræfi (SE), Hnappavellir/Öræfi (SE) and Reykjavík (SW). Ten Red Crossbills Loxia curvirostra at Heiðmörk (SW) and about twenty in Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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