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Last update... 18 September 2020, 15:30

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Fri, 18 September 2020:
Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax reported from Útskálar/Garður (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 Philomachus 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 Philomachus 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 Philomachus 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 Philomachus 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 Philomachus 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

Fri, 14 August 2020:
Two drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferinaSurf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). An adult female Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Höfn (SE). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Skjálfandi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 August 2020:
Seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE) and ten at Sandgerði (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Ten Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea and 40 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 144 nm west of Öndverðarnes (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea and at least 45 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 206 nm west of Reykjanestá (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 August 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Five Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea and 32 Great Shearwaters Ardenna gravis at sea appr 128 nm west of Öndverðarnes (W). Another ten Great Shearwaters at sea appr 154 nm west of Öndverðarnes (W) and one off Patreksfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 August 2020:
One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea 62 nm west of Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 August 2020:
Three Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at Þorlákshöfn (SW). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Njarðvík (SW) and Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus reported from Hvoldalur/Dalir (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 August 2020:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One European Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). Seventeen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). An adult female Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 August 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 August 2020:
One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at sea 77 nm southeast of Vattarnes (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A 3cy Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus south of Heimaey (S). Five Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea at sea south of Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 August 2020:
A juvenile Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 August 2020:
Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stafafell/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 August 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax reported from Gerðar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 31 July 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 30 July 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). An adult Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus and a female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus was seen again at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 29 July 2020:
One Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus at Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (SW) - 10th for Iceland. A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 28 July 2020:
One European Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto still at Höfn (SE). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea at Faxaflói (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 27 July 2020:
Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Egilsstaðir (E) while one remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 July 2020:
Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sjónarhóll/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW), including young being fed by adults.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 July 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Heiðmörk (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 July 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 July 2020:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 July 2020:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Tálknafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 July 2020:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 July 2020:
One European Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Höfn (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Seyðisfjörður (E) while another was reported from Veiðivötn (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 July 2020:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Garðskagi (SW). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 July 2020:
A Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis was reported from Garðskagi (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 July 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna griseus at Garðskagi (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Garður (SW). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 July 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Long-tailed Skuas Stercorarius longicaudus off Ólafsvík (W). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was seen from Öndverðarnes (W). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus still at Hrollaugsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 July 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica was now at Leiðarhúsatjörn/Aðaldalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hrollaugsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus off Ólafsvík (W). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna griseus off Ólafsvík (W). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Hrollaugsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 July 2020:
A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Seyðisfjörður (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 July 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A female Garganey Anas querquedula at Rif (W). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 July 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ólafsvík (W). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis still at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A singing Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris at Vöðlavík (E), where it has been present for several days. Single Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Garður (SW) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 July 2020:
A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Hæðarlækur/Landbrot (S). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis still at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hof/Öræfi (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 July 2020:
An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis still at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus was seen again at Höfn (SE). Single Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Garður (SW), Tálknafjörður (NW) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 July 2020:
An adult White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 July 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 July 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus was seen again at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 July 2020:
A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 July 2020:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Reykjafjörður/Suðurfirðir (NW). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Fremri-Nýpur/Vopnafjörður (E) and two at Sauðárkrókur (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 July 2020:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Siglufjörður (N). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 July 2020:
A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Heiðmörk (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 July 2020:
A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Hæðarlækur/Landbrot (S). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica was now seen at Leiðarhúsatjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus remains at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Breiðibakki/Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica was seen off Jökulsárlón (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. One Common Swift Apus apus at Víkingavatn (NE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus was found at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan was found at Höfn (SE) - 7th for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains by Vífilsstaðir/Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 June 2020:
The Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola remains at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hæðarlækur/Landbrot (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 June 2020:
A Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola was found at Garður (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Vífilsstaðavatn/Garðabær (SW). A drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi is at Ingólfsfjörður/Strandir (NW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 June 2020:
A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana by Auðólfsstaðir/Langidalur (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 June 2020:
Two drakes Wood Duck Aix sponsa at Breiðavík (NW) - 8-9th for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Vífilsstaðavatn/Garðabær (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 June 2020:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata remains off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E) and Grænahlíð/Lón (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 June 2020:
Single drakes Garganey Anas querquedula still at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW) and Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Höfn (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 June 2020:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 June 2020:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Sauðanes/Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 June 2020:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). An adult Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Two Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus still at Djúpivogur (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Ásbyrgi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 June 2020:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Kleifarvatn (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grímsey (N) while a female remains at Landeyjahöfn (S). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Grindavík (SW). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Grímseyjarsund (N). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Ægisíða/Reykjavík (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ytri-Tunga/Staðarsveit (W). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skógalón/Vesturárdalur (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Rosy Starlings Pastor roseus at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). Up to ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica reported from Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus still at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 June 2020:
A Common Crane Grus grus still at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Vagnsstaðir/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A King Eider Somateria spectabilis still at Landeyjahöfn (S). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus at Viðborðssel/Mýrar (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 June 2020:
A drake Black Scoter Melanitta americana remains off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and two at Snæfoksstaðir/Grímsnes (SW). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus was reported from Héraðsflói (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita reported from Borgarbrekka/Lón (SE). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A singing male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Akureyri (N). A Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). A first-summer Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was reported from Jökulsárlón (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerðar/Garður (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Around fifteen Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica reported from Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 June 2020:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Nine Canada Geese Branta canadensis reported from Nesjar/Miðnes (SW), one at Garður (SW) and two at Lýsuvatn/Staðarsveit (W). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Bíldudalur (NW). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis remains at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and three at Sandgerði (SW). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A House Sparrow Passer domesticus was found at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E) where a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 June 2020:
A first-summer drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Landeyjahöfn (S). A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus was reported from Straumsvík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Akranes (SW) and four at Sandgerði (SW). Two Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). At least ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW), six at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW) and seven at Sandgerði (SW). Four Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes remains at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 June 2020:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Fagranes/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). At least ten Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). A Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes is at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 June 2020:
A first-summer Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Reyðarfjörður (E). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is still at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). Five Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Höfn (SE). A female or immature male Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is at Akureyri (N). A male Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E) and a pair at Mosfellsbær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 June 2020:
Single drakes Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) and Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Smew Mergellus albellus is at Fell (E). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Grímsnes (SW). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus was reported from Þorleifslækur/Ölfus (SW). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger is still at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE), where it is for its 5th consecutive summer. Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Two Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE). A Rosy Starling Pastor roseus was found at Hlíðarendi/Breiðdalur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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