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Last update... 12 February 2016, 17:05

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Fri, 12 February 2016:
A pair of Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca was found by Gerðatangar/Hvalfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 February 2016:
A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 February 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Helluvatn (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Mosfellsbær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 February 2016:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor remains at Landbrot (S). The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola was found dead at Álftafjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 February 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 February 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana was seen at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One hybrid female Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Elliðavatn (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Norðfjörður (E). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Raufarhöfn (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 February 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE) and four at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is at Raufarhöfn (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 February 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Helluvatn (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Mosfellsdalur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula still at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 February 2016:
A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen at Höfn (SE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula still at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 February 2016:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Norðfjörður (E). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and nineteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula has been at Seyðisfjörður since 2 Jan, another remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 February 2016:
The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). A first-winter 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena at Grindavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 February 2016:
One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Mosfellsbær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 31 January 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). A first-winter 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen at Húsavík (NE) while another remains at Grindavík. A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca remains near Grindavík (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Akureyri (N) and Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. The European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen again at Selfoss (S). A Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus and a Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus were seen at Höfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). A first-winter 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW) and three at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 January 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus has been at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW) for most of the week. One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 January 2016:
Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Hamarsfjörður (E). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 January 2016:
The first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still near Hæðargarður/Landbrot (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 January 2016:
The first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is near Hæðargarður/Landbrot (S) along with two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea. A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis remains at Selfoss (S). One Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus at Höfn (SE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 25 January 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn (SW). A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis remains at Selfoss (S). The first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is now at Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 24 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was found at Selfoss (S), possibly the same as in Grímsnes earlier this month. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Elliðavatn (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 23 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen at Hafnir (SW) while a first-winter queen is at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). Seveteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Grunnafjörður (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 January 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Elliðavatn (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Reyðarfjörður (E). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 21 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 20 January 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðaá/Reykjavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor was found at Tunguvötn/Landbrot (S). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Botnar/Meðalland (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Tunguvötn/Landbrot (S) and one at Hamarsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 January 2016:
The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 17 January 2016:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W) while a queen remains at Grindavík (SW). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Grundarfjörður (W). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 16 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn (SW). One hybrid female Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Helluvatn (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 January 2016:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Rimlahverfi/Reykjavík (SW), Grindavík (SW) and Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 14 January 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hvaleyrarlón/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 13 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was at Helluvatn (SW) today. One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 12 January 2016:
One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 11 January 2016:
One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Blábjörg/Álftafjörður (E) and two at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Hamarsfjörður (E). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea still at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 10 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). Two Siberian White-fronted Geese Anser albifrons albifrons were seen at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana was seen at Stokkseyri (S) as well as Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula. Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Ölfusforir (SW) and one at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Ölfusforir (SW). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was found at Þorlákshöfn (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Ölfusforir (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 9 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Grafarvogur (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur (SW), two at Keldur (SW) and two at Keldunes/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Litlaá/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Kaldbakstjarnir/Húsavík (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Keldur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE), Seyðisfjörður (E) and Heimaey (S). One Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula at Gufunes/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 8 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 7 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW), possibly the same as 10 days ago in downtown Reykjavík. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Seyðisfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 6 January 2016:
The American Coot Fulica americana is still at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW), possibly the same as 10 days ago in downtown Reykjavík. Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and one at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 5 January 2016:
An American Coot Fulica americana was found at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW), possibly the same as 10 days ago in downtown Reykjavík. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea also at Lambhagi/Reykjavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Rimlahverfi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 4 January 2016:
The adult male and female/immature Hooded Mergansers Mergus cucullatus were both at Helluvatn (SW) today. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 3 January 2016:
A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was seen at Þrastaskógur/Grímsnes (SW) during the weekend. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). The adult male and female/immature Hooded Mergansers Mergus cucullatus were both at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW) today.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 2 January 2016:
One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Höfn (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 1 January 2016:
The female/immature Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla also at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 31 December 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is by Staður/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 29 December 2015:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and two at Rimlahverfi/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 28 December 2015:
The adult male and female/immature Hooded Mergansers Mergus cucullatus were both at Helluvatn (SW) today. One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 27 December 2015:
Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Hvolsvöllur (S) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 26 December 2015:
A American Coot Fulica americana was found at Vatnsmýrin/Reykjavík (SW) - 5th for Iceland. An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Grindavík (SW). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lake Mývatn (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 25 December 2015:
The female/immature Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus remains at Elliðavatn (SW). Ten Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón (SE). A Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus and a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola are at Kópavogslækur (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus by Kópavogslækur (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE) and Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 24 December 2015:
One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 23 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 22 December 2015:
The female/immature Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus remains at Elliðavatn (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 21 December 2015:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hella (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 20 December 2015:
The female/immature Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is still at Elliðavatn (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 19 December 2015:
A female/immature Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was found at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is still in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 18 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 17 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 16 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 15 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 14 December 2015:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Seyðisfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Siglufjörður (N) where it has been present for several days.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 13 December 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW) and another at Húsavík (NE). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Hraun/Ölfus (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is in Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 12 December 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Helluvatn (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), three by Keldur/Reykjavík (SW) and singles at Húsavík (NE) and Laxamýri (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW) and two still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 11 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Three Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). One Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Hraun/Ölfus (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 10 December 2015:
One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW) and another at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 9 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 8 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 7 December 2015:
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus was seen at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland if the same as in October. An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla also at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 6 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Vogaflói/Mývatn (NE) and Laxá/Mývatnssveit (NE). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and one at Hjalli/Ölfus (SW). One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Litlaá/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Ósar/Hafnir (SW). One Sky Lark Alauda arvensis at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 5 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 4 December 2015:
The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Keflavík (SW). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Selfoss (S). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 3 December 2015:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 December 2015:
One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 December 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 November 2015:
An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 November 2015:
An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Heimaey (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Grindavík (SW) and two at Selfoss (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE) and Keflavík (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 November 2015:
A first-winter Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan was found at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. An adult 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Húsavík (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 November 2015:
Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 November 2015:
Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 November 2015:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Djúpivogur (E). Birds at Höfn (SE) include a European Robin Erithacus rubecula, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla. A European Robin remains at Selfoss (S). Two more Blackcaps at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 November 2015:
One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at the river Sog (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 November 2015:
One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 November 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea over Grundarhverfi/Kjalarnes (SW) and at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Djúpivogur (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 November 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is at Hrauntúnstjörn (SW). A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is at Suðureyri (NW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Hafnir (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 November 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 November 2015:
One European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was reported from Stöðvarfjörður (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis was reported from Garður (SW). A Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus was found at Húsavík (NE) where there is also one Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla. Another Blackcap is at Heimaey (S) with another at Seyðisfjörður (E). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula also at Heimaey (S). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 November 2015:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis was found at Grindavík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 November 2015:
The returning adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S). Another European Robin at Höfn (SE) where there is also a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos. One European Robin at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 November 2015:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Dalvík (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 November 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Staður/Grindavík (SW). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 November 2015:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Dalvík (N). A Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula, two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 November 2015:
The adult drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus has now returned to Hrauntúnstjörn (SW) for its third consecutive winter. One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S), two at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW) and one at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 November 2015:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea is still at Dalvík (N). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S) and two at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 November 2015:
A first-winter Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea was found at Dalvík (N). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 November 2015:
A Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus was seen at Faxaflói bay (SW). A Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 November 2015:
Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lagarfljót/Fellabær (E). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW) and Heimaey (S). A Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus is at Langhús/Fljót (N). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 8 November 2015:
Several Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fellabær (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla is at Selfoss (S) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 7 November 2015:
The drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is again at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW) and two at Grindavík (SW). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 6 November 2015:
One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 November 2015:
Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW) and Húsavík (NE). One male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 4 November 2015:
A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and one Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S). Another Blackcap at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla also at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 November 2015:
Two European Goldfinches Carduelis carduelis are at Höfn (SE). A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus was discovered at Selfoss (S). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Höfn (SE). An adult Pomarine Skua Stercoarius pomarinus was seen at sea about 10 nm northeast of Melrakkaslétta (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S). Another Blackcap at Höfn (SE). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 2 November 2015:
A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 November 2015:
A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, a Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and five Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 31 October 2015:
One European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). Five Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn (NE). A Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Grafarvogur/Reykjavík (SW), Sauðhúsvöllur/Eyjafjöll (S) and Höfði/Dýrafjörður (NW), eight at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE) and three at Sauðárkrókur (N). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Heimaey (S) and two at Nýhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Heimaey (S), Smyrlabjargavirkjun/Suðursveit (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and two at Höfn (SE). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria is also at Heimaey (S). Six Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S), two at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE), two at Höfn (SE) and one at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). Four Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S), two at Höfn (SE) and singles at Kverkin/Eyjafjöll (S) and Skógar (S). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 30 October 2015:
A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, a Whinchat Saxicola rubetra, a Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria, four Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla are at Heimaey/Vestmannaeyjar (S). Birds in and around Höfn (SE) include three European Robins Erithacus rubecula, one Song Thrush Turdus philomelos, three Blackcaps, one Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla. The drake American Wigeon Anas americana and the drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis are at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea is at Núpastíg/Ölfus (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 29 October 2015:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) and a drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Daltjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). A Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita is at Seltjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Wed, 28 October 2015:
A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis, a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Höfn (SE). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N) and one at Selfoss (S). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Tues, 27 October 2015:
Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Siglufjörður (N) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Mon, 26 October 2015:
A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Egilsstaðir (E). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola remains at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sun, 25 October 2015:
A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin and a Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla are at Stokkseyri (S). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla is at Seltjörn (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Sat, 24 October 2015:
The drake Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is now at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). The Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus, a Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus and a Garden Warbler Sylvia borin are at Stokkseyri (S). A House Martin Delichon urbicum is at Selfoss (S). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola, a Ruff Philomachus pugnax and three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica are at Sandgerði (SW). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla are at Þorlákshöfn (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Rauðavatn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Fri, 23 October 2015:
A first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus is at Sandgerði (SW). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria is at Þorlákshöfn (SE). The Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus remains at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Edward B. Rickson

Thu, 22 October 2015:
A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus still at Stokkseyri (S). The adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was relocated at Sandgerði (SW). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A returning female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata is back at Hraunsvík/Grindavík (SW). Fifteen Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus at sea between Heimaey and Þorlákshöfn (S). One Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus still at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 October 2015:
One Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Stokkseyri (S). A female/juvenile Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus was seen at Krísuvík (SW). Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Úlfljótsvatn (SW). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Stokkseyri (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Þorlákshöfn (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus and a Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita also at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 October 2015:
One Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus at Stokkseyri (S). Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and one at Ísafjörður (NW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Stokkseyri (S). Single Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria at Höfn (SE) and Langhús/Fljót (N). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 October 2015:
Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A returning drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is back at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). A juvenile American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was found at Garður (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax also at Garður (SW). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and a female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 October 2015:
An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was found at Garður (SW). Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and one at Grindavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla and a Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hof/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 October 2015:
Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 October 2015:
Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was reported from Rauðavatn (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 October 2015:
Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Still many Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus in Faxaflói bay (SW). A Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus remains at Heimaey (S). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 October 2015:
A Bluethroat Luscinia svecica was found at Heimaey (S) where a Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus remains. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). Over 50 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus were seen off whale-watching boats in Faxaflói bay (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea by Laxamýri (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Garður (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Akureyri (N) and Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). At least one Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 October 2015:
A Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus was found dead at Kiðafell/Kjós (SW). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 October 2015:
A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 October 2015:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW) and six at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Reyðarfjörður (E). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Siglufjörður (N). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Varmahlíð (N). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus collybita at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 October 2015:
The returning drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Keflavík (SW). A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW). Seven Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Silfurstjarnan/Öxarfjörður (NE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE), two by Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and two at Svarfaðardalsá (N). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Höfn (SE) and four at Sandgerði (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW) and three at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria and a Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca are at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þórshöfn (NE) and two at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Syðri-Brekkur/Langanes (NE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Borgir/Þistilfjörður (NE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Raufarhöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 October 2015:
A Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis was found at Hólmahjáleiga/A-Landeyjar (S) - 8th for Iceland if not the same bird as in Ölfus earlier this autumn. A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). Two Sand Martins Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Höfn (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). Single Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE) and Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S) and two at Húsavík (NE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE) and another at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 October 2015:
Five Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus were found in the Eyjafjöll area (S) and one at Húsavík (NE), bringing this autumn's record total to at least 61 birds! A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Sauðhúsvöllur/Eyjafjöll (S). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus again at Heimaey (S) and another briefly at Keflavík (SW). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW) and Húsavík (NE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Eyjafjöll (S). Two Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Eyjafjöll (S). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Eyjafjöll (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 October 2015:
A record influx of Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus included 45 birds found between Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Stöðvarfjörður (E) (in addition to three still present at Höfn (SE)) and another at Máná/Tjörnes (NE). A juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola was found at Breiðabólsstaður/Suðursveit (SE) - 14th for Iceland. Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Skógtjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Breiðdalsvík (E). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Suðursveit (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria at Heimaey (S), Höfn (SE), Djúpivogur (E) and Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Breiðdalsvík (E). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Heimaey (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Núpur/Berufjörður (E) and Lón (SE). Four Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Lón (SE), one at Álftafjörður (E), three around Djúpivogur (E) and one at Breiðdalsvík (E). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Lón (SE) and singles at Álftafjörður (E), Berufjörður (E) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Single Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Suðursveit (SE). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Langhús/Fljót (N), Breiðdalsvík (E), Berunes/Berufjörður (E), Lón (SE) and Suðursveit (SE). Single Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Akureyri (N) and Askur/Djúpivogur (E). One Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 October 2015:
A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). The Corn Crake Crex crex was seen again at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW) where there is also a Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola. One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S) and another at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus again at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW), four at Höfn (SE) and singles by Horn/Nes (SE) and at Grænahraun/Nes (SE). One Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca at Heimaey (S). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica still at Höfn (SE). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Núpar/Ölfus (SW) and Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 October 2015:
A Corn Crake Crex crex was reported from Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). A juvenile Little Stint Calidris minuta was seen briefly at Eystri-Hellur/Flói (S). One drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). Fifteen Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Garður (SW) and one at sea between Vestmannaeyjar and Þorlákshöfn (S). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW). An adult Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus was seen at Skjálfandi bay (NE). Birds at Höfn (SE) include one Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia, one Garden Warbler Sylvia borin and the Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata. One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 October 2015:
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia is also still at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. Six Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus at Hlíð/Lón (SE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 October 2015:
A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia remains at Höfn (SE) - 12th for Iceland. Ten Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Litlisjór/Veiðivötn (S) and six at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW). Two Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Reykjanes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Vífilsstaðavatn and vicinity (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE) and two at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica at Sandgerði (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and one at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus off Hafnaberg (SW). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) and Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 October 2015:
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. The Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis is still at Ölfus (SW) - 7th for Iceland. Two European Goldfinches Carduelis carduelis at Nesjahverfi/Nes (SE) - 10-11th for Iceland. A juvenile Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia was found at Höfn (SE) - 11th for Iceland. Two drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Njarðvík (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Kestrels Falco tinnunculus at Fagurhólsmýri/Öræfi (SE) and Lambleiksstaðir/Mýrar (SE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia at Höfn (SE). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica still at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE) and Garður (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 October 2015:
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus remains at Höfn (SE) - 3rd for Iceland. 29 Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Garðskagi (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa lapponica and one Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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