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Last update... 28 November 2020, 15:50

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Sat, 28 November 2020:
The Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis was seen again at Heiðmörk/Reykjavík (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 November 2020:
A Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis was found at Heiðmörk/Reykjavík (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and two at Akureyri (N). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and one at Siglufjörður (N). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 November 2020:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Húsavík (NE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N) and Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Húsavík (NE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N) and one reported at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 November 2020:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Húsavík (NE). Sixteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón (SE). Sixteen Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE) and Selfoss (S). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 November 2020:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 November 2020:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Húsavík (NE) while another first-winter was found at Djúpivogur (E). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Höfn (SE) and Grafarholt/Reykjavík (SW), while twelve were reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). Ten Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 November 2020:
Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea remains at Húsavík (NE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Stapi/Nes (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and two at Siglufjörður (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfði/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 November 2020:
Eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata and one Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and two at Siglufjörður (N). Four Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 November 2020:
Eighteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Siglufjörður (N) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) while another remains at Akureyri (N). Four Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 November 2020:
A juvenile Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus was found at Kópavogslækur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE), Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N) and two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Ten Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus reported at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 November 2020:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Höfn (SE) - 14th for Iceland. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remains at Grindavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE), two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 November 2020:
Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto still at Keflavík (SW). Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Seyðisfjörður (E), Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE), Höfn (SE) and Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 November 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE) and eight at Keflavík (SW). A Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus was found dead at Raufarhöfn (NE) several days ago. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Skúlagarður/Kelduhverfi (NE). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), two at Álftavatn/Grímsnes (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). A Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs was reported from Keflavík (SW). Two Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 November 2020:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Garður (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Ás/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Hvolsvöllur (S). Seven Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla were reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), three at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 November 2020:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Höfn (SE) - 14th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana was reported from Miðhús/Garður (SW). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Austaraland/Öxarfjörður (NE). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S), two at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Smárarimi/Reykjavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 November 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and singles at Siglufjörður (N), Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 November 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and one at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Kópasker (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 November 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and one at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and two at Húsavík (NE), Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 November 2020:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Höfn (SE) - 14th for Iceland. One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), two at Höfn (SE) and singles at Siglufjörður (N), Grímsey (N), Húsavík (NE), Selfoss (S) and Vatnsendi/Kópavogur (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Neskaupstaður (E). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 November 2020:
One white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' at Siglufjörður (N). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Siglufjörður (N), Húsavík (NE) and Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 November 2020:
Single drakes American Wigeon Mareca americana at Stokkseyri (S) and Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Staðarbót/Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW), three at Húsavík (NE), two at Siglufjörður (N) and Höfn (SE) and one at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE). Fourteen Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Stafafellsfjöll/Lón (SE), three at Hallskot/Flói (S) and two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 November 2020:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus remains at Höfn (SE) - 14th for Iceland. Single 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE) and Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Hryggir/Mýrdalur (S). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N) and Höfn (SE) and one at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 November 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Garður (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW), two at Seyðisfjörður (E) and singles at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE), Höfn (SE) and Stokkseyri (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A female Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula remains at Húsavík (NE). A Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus was reported from Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 November 2020:
A Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus was found at Höfn (SE) - 14th for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW) and one at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 November 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A female Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 November 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Stokkseyri (S). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Grindavík (SW). The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). Six Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto remain at Keflavík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Grindavík (SW) and singles at Stokkseyri (S) and Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 November 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE) while six remain at Keflavík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Seyðisfjörður (E) and singles at Núpur/Öxarfjörður (NE), Stokkseyri (S) and Njarðvík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 November 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE) while five remain at Keflavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and eighteen at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE), two at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Selfoss (S), Stokkseyri (S), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Hjarðarfell/Snæfellsnes (W). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N). Eight Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW) and five at Birkigrund/Kópavogur (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 October 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE) while five remain at Keflavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Langhús/Fljót (N), Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and Seyðisfjörður (E), two at Höfn (SE) and singles at Selfoss (S), and Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Raufarhöfn (NE), Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Raufarhöfn (NE), Langhús/Fljót (N) and Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 October 2020:
One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica still at Sandgerði (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Úlfarsá/Reykjavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Langhús/Fljót (N). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and two at Seyðisfjörður (E). Seven Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 October 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 October 2020:
A Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus remains at Sandhólar/Tjörnes (NE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and singles at Stafafell/Lón (SE), Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and one at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca at Framnes/Nes (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus reported from Hjarðarnes/Nes (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and singles at Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 October 2020:
A Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis was reported from Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) - 4th for Iceland. A Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica was seen again at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 8th for Iceland. One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Úlfarsá/Reykjavík (SW). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and four at Höfn (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca at Grindavík (SW). One Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hali/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 October 2020:
A Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 8th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Sandhólar/Tjörnes (NE). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and singles at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Grindavík (SW), two at Höfn (SE), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Smáragata/Reykjavík (SW) and singles at Seyðisfjörður (E), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 October 2020:
A Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus was found at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. Two juvenile and an adult female King Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). The ever-returning drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Single Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Núpur/Berufjörður (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE), Höfn (SE) and Hallskot/Flói (S). Four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), two at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and singles at Núpur/Berufjörður (E), Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE), Höfn (SE), Þorlákshöfn (SW), Grindavík (SW) and Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Lönd/Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 October 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica still at Sandgerði (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hallskot/Flói (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Sandgerði (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Five Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 October 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Selfoss (S). Three Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea appr 4 nm east of Vattarnes (E). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 October 2020:
Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica still at Sandgerði (SW). An adult male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 October 2020:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Herdísarvík/Selvogur (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ærvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW) and one at Ærvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Rauðinúpur/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Skagaströnd (N). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 October 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). An adult male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 October 2020:
One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 October 2020:
One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Höfn (SE). Eight Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Stokksnes/Nes (SE) and three at sea appr 30 nm east of Digranes (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). Three Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla were reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one near Árnes/Hreppir (S). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Grindavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and one at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 October 2020:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kaldbaksnef/Húsavík (NE) and single adult females at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE) and Voladalstorfa/Tjörnes (NE). The ever-returning drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is in Keflavík (SW). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Garður (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE), two at Þveit/Nes (SE) and singles at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Urriðavatn (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Three Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Klifhólar/Grindavík (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and singles at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW). Three Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Hallskot/Flói (S) and singles at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 October 2020:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Garður (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Garður (SW). Four Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea appr 86 nm W of Bjargtangar (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sléttaleiti/Suðursveit (SE). Three Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) and two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Klifhólar/Grindavík (SW) and Þorgilsstaðir/Fróðarhreppur (W). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grindavík (SW). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 October 2020:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea appr 26 nm W of Straumnes (NW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Vík/Lón (SE). One Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria at Höfn (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Höfn (SE). Nine Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Staður/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 October 2020:
One King Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 October 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two juvenile Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Þveit/Nes (SE). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Hallskot/Flói (S). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Eight Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 October 2020:
A Northern Parula Setophaga americana was found at Grindavík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. Three Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea appr 30 nm northwest of Bjargtangar (NW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 October 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Garður (SW). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Garðskagi (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and two at Garður (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is still at Sandgerði (SW). Three Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea appr 11 nm off Kögur (NW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus was found at Hallskot/Flói (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 October 2020:
One Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Villingavatn/Grafningur (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Tálknafjörður (NW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skinnalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Seven Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Garður (SW). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is still at Sandgerði (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Höfn (SE). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE) and Núpskatla/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Helluland/Finnafjörður (NE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Brekknakot/Þistilfjörður (NE), Syðri-Brekkur/Þistilfjörður (NE), Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE) and Fell/Finnafjörður (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Raufarhöfn (NE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 October 2020:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica is still at Sandgerði (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and one at Vífilsstaðir (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Höfn (SE). Three Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 October 2020:
A returning drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 1st for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Garðskagi (SW). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fellabær (E). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and one at Reyðará/Lón (SE). Five Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and three at Vík/Lón (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca at Vík/Lón (SE). A Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Vík/Lón (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 October 2020:
Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Urriðavatn (SW) and Litli-Saurbær/Ölfus (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Hellnar (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 October 2020:
One Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii at Egilsstaðir (E). Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE), an adult female and four juveniles. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Miðhús/Fljótsdalshérað (E). Seven Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto at Keflavík (SW). A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 October 2020:
Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE), an adult female and four juveniles. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and singles at Höfn (SE), Urriðavatn (SW) and Elliðavatn (SW). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). One Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 October 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur at Höfn (SE). A juvenile Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). A Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea off Skagafjörður (N). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus remains at Höfn (SE). Six Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Vík/Lón (SE), two at Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E), Lönd/Stöðvarfjörður (E), Stöðvarfjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Hvammur/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E), Karlsstaðir/Berufjörður (E), Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E), Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Reyðará/Lón (SE), Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Hof/Öræfi (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E), Vík/Lón (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E), two at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE) and singles at Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E), Stöðvarfjörður (E), Stöð/Stöðvarfjörður (E), Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E), Höfn (SE) and Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria at Stöð/Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Lesser Whitethroats Curruca curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Núpur/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Berunes/Berufjörður (E), Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and Garður (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). A Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros was reported from Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra still at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and one at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Five Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), four at Reyðará/Lón (SE), three at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Breiðdalsvík (E), Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Múlakot/Fljótshlíð (S). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 October 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A fem/juv Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Hryggir/Mýrdalur (S). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis by Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). A Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea in Húnaflói (N). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Bakkagerði (E). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and singles at Geithellar/Álftafjörður (E), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Geithellar/Álftafjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Klifhólar/Grindavík (SW). Single Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hali/Suðursveit (SE), Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), two at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Lönd/Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Fagridalur/Mýrdalur (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Four Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S) and two at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Garður (SW). A Common Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus was reported from Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 October 2020:
A Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus was taken into care on a trawler at sea appr 41 nm southeast of Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E) - 10th for Iceland. One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Heimaey (S) and singles at Myllulækur/Nes (SE), Sandgerði (SW) and Úlfarsárdalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Höfn (SE). One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Efri-Fjörður/Lón (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Grænahraun/Nes (SE) and Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Single Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Krossaland/Lón (SE), Holt/Nes (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and three at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 October 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola was found at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. One Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) - 14th for Iceland. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Raufarhöfn (NE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE), Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE), Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Hof/Öræfi (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca at Hof/Öræfi (SE). One Common Whitethroat Curruca communis at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Sauðanes/Langanes (NE) and Borgir/Nes (SE) and Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Six Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE), three at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and one at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 30 September 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Helluvatn (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin still at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 29 September 2020:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin still at Höfn (SE). One Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria at Borgir/Nes (SE). One Common Whitethroat Curruca communis at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens rubescens remains at Garður (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Borgir/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 28 September 2020:
A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW). Three Common Cranes Grus grus were reported flying past Garðskagi (SW). 21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE) and two at Eyrarbakki (S). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Garður (SW). The autumn's first Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus were at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). Single Buff-bellied Pipits Anthus rubescens rubescens remain at Garður (SW) and Eyrarbakki (S). Ten Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Reyðará/Lón (SE) and one at Klambratún/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 27 September 2020:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Álftanes (SW) with three at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S). Single Buff-bellied Pipits Anthus rubescens rubescens at Eyrarbakki (S) and Garður (SW) while two were reported from Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). Eleven Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 26 September 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Álftanes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). The ever-returning drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is back in Keflavík (SW). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 25 September 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Álftanes (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Heimaey (S) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Three Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 24 September 2020:
A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Flóðið/Vatnsdalur (N). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Stokkseyri (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Mosfellsbær (SW). Two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus near Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 23 September 2020:
The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A juvenile Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus was found at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 10th for Iceland. At least one Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens rubescens at Garðskagi (SW). Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis remain at Garður (SW). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is at Keflavík (SW). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus still at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 22 September 2020:
A Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis was seen at sea appr 23 nm northwest off Garðskagi (W) - 1st for Iceland if accepted. The Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum remains at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina was seen at Hrísey (N) - 3rd for Iceland. A Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis was reported from Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). One Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Eskifjörður (E). Six Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea between Landeyjahöfn and Heimaey (S) and 30 at sea appr 23 nm northwest off Garðskagi (W). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus still at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Vogsósar/Selvogur (SW). At least thirteen Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S) and singles at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW), Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 21 September 2020:
An Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum was found at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. One Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens rubescens at Fitjatjörn/Miðnes (SW). Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SW) and two at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW), Þóroddsstaðir/Miðnes (SW) and Sandgerði (SW). A first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Sandgerði (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Sandgerði (SW) and Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 20 September 2020:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Hryggir/Mýrdalur (S). A returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Staður/Grindavík (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Staðarbót/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 19 September 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Garðsjór (SW) while a female remains at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Five Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea past Rif (W). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Akurhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 18 September 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax reported from Útskálar/Garður (SW). One Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea at Höfn (SE). Twelve Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea past Öndverðarnes (W) and one past Rif (W). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). One European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 17 September 2020:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hryggir/Mýrdalur (S). Fifteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Nine Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 16 September 2020:
A juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis and two Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 15 September 2020:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 14 September 2020:
Nine Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla reported from Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Ten Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 13 September 2020:
One Snow Goose Anser caerulescens at Lækjarbakki/Flói (S). Three 'Queen' Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). At least six Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Stokksnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 12 September 2020:
A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was found at Garður (SW) while an adult was found at Mánagrund/Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 10 September 2020:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE). A Ruff Calidris pugnax again at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 9 September 2020:
The juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola remains at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 16th for Iceland. An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 8 September 2020:
The juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola remains at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 16th for Iceland. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata near Lyngar/Meðalland (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 7 September 2020:
A juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola was found at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 16th for Iceland. One Snow Goose Anser caerulescens at Álar/Landeyjar (S). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Steinholt/Hérað (E). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Garður (SW). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica still at Höfn (SE). Three Lapland Longspurs Calcarius lapponicus at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 6 September 2020:
Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and three at Sandgerði (SW). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 5 September 2020:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Skjálftavatn (NE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A male Ruff Calidris pugnax still at Garður (SW). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 4 September 2020:
One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea off Húsvík/Tjörnes (NE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 3 September 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Garðskagi (SW). A male Ruff Calidris pugnax still at Garður (SW). A white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' was reported from Gerðar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 September 2020:
A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 September 2020:
Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A male Ruff Calidris pugnax still at Garður (SW). An adult Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One Hooded Crow Corvus cornix at Sólheimagerði/Skagafjörður (N). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 31 August 2020:
A male Ruff Calidris pugnax at Útskálar/Garður (SW). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 30 August 2020:
Sixteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Seven Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 August 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Three adult Common Cranes Grus grus at Héraðssandur (E). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Fífustaðadalur/Arnarfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 August 2020:
Two drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis by Þvottárskriður (E). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A putative second-winter (2cy) American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus was seen at Þorlákshöfn (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus was found at Flateyri (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 August 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 August 2020:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris and a drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn (NE). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A juvenile Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 August 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 August 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Þórshöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 August 2020:
One European Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Eleven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and singles at Hafnir (SW) and Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 22 August 2020:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Keflavíkurberg (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus was seen again at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 August 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 August 2020:
Four Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea between Landeyjahöfn and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 19 August 2020:
One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea appr 160 nm WSW of Reykjanestá (SW). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N), this time at Kjarnaskógur.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 18 August 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea and 40 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 180 nm W of Reykjanestá (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus has been at Þórshöfn (NE) for several days.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 17 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea and at least 65 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 206 nm WSW of Reykjanestá (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. About 80 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 170 nm west of Garðskagi (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hallormsstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Four Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus at Flóagafl/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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