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Rare Birds in 2001

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Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 2001  
Green Heron (1st for Iceland) Butorides virescens (second-winter) shot at GrenlŠkur, Me­alland (S) on 29 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Mute Swan (3rd for Iceland) Cygnus olor (adult male) at Klapparˇs, N˙pasveit (NE) - 27 May 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Bessasta­ir, ┴lftanes (SW) - 16 May 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
American Wigeon Anas americana (drake with Eurasian Wigeon) at Klapparˇs, N˙pasveit (NE) - 3 June 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis (drake) at Daufhylur, A­aldalur (NE) - 29 May 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris (drake) at Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 24 February 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x S. spectabilis (hybrid drake) at Eskifj÷r­ur (E) - 20 March 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Rough-legged Buzzard (15th for Iceland) - photo 2 - Buteo lagopus at Lßgafell, Mosfellssveit (SW) - 24 October 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus "candicans" at VÝfilssta­ahlÝ­, Gar­abŠr (SW) - 21 March 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Little Stint - photo 2 - Calidris minuta (juvenile) at H÷fn (SE) - 24 August 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea (winter-plumaged with Dunlins) at Stokkseyri (S) - 10 June 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Ruff Philomachus pugnax (male) at H÷fn (SE) - 17 May 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Lambhagi, ┌lfarsß (SW) - 1 December 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia at Dynjandi, Nesjum (SE) - 17 September 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia at H÷fn (SE) - 10 October 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Stokkseyri (S) - 9 June 2001   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Stokkseyri (S) - 10 June 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus (adult) at Kaldbakur, H˙savÝk (NE) - 22 August 2001   © Gaukur Hjartarson
Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus (juvenile) at Kaldbakur, H˙savÝk (NE) - 15 September 2001   © Gaukur Hjartarson
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis (adult) at H÷fn (SE) - 26 February 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea (summer-plumage) at Stokkseyri (S) - 12 May 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea (first-winter) at H÷fn (SE) - 27 December 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at H÷fn (SE) - 24 May 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea at Brunnhˇlskirkja, Mřrar (SE) - 23 October 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Langholtsvegur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 9 February 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Brunnhˇll, Mřrar (SE) - 19 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Hagi, Nesjum (SE) - 18 October 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Common Blackbird Turdus merula male & female at Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 8 April 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
American Robin (3rd for Iceland) - photo 2 - Turdus migratorius (1st-winter) at Heimaey, Westman Islands (S) - 13 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Hraun, Ílfus (SW) - 8 October 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Barred Warbler - photo 2 - Sylvia nisoria (1st-winter) at Brunnhˇlskirkja, Mřrar (SE) - 19 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla (male) at HlÝ­arendi, Ílfus (SW) - 17 October 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at H÷fn (SE) - 19 October 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Goldcrest Regulus regulus at VÝfilssta­ahlÝ­, Gar­abŠr (SW) - 13 March 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Seljaland, Eyjafj÷ll (SW) - 20 October 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Rose-coloured Starling (16th for Iceland) Sturnus roseus (adult male) at Skˇgar, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 9 July 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Rose-coloured Starling (16th for Iceland) Sturnus roseus (adult male) at Skˇgar, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 10 July 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs (male) at H÷fn (SE) - 2 March 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla (female) at H÷f­i, Lake Mřvatn (NE) - 27 June 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Brunnhˇlskirkja, Mřrar (SE) - 23 October 2001   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus male & female at Skaftafell (SE) - 2 May 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Common Linnet (1st for Iceland) - photo 2 - Carduelis cannabina (female/juvenile) at H÷fn (SE) - 20 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra at Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE) - 24 June 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra male & female at Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE) - 24 June 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Common Crossbill - photo 2 - Loxia curvirostra (male, with Gunnar Ů. HallgrÝmsson) at Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 9 September 2001   © Val■ˇr ┴sgrÝmsson
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1st for Iceland) - photo 2 - Pheucticus ludovicianus (1st-winter male) at Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW) - 21 October 2001   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1st for Iceland) Pheucticus ludovicianus (1st-winter male) at Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW) - 22 October 2001   © DanÝel Bergmann
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1st for Iceland) Pheucticus ludovicianus (1st-winter male) at Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW) - 22 October 2001   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson




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