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Rare Birds in 2002

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Rarity photos on Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson's website.

       

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 7th for Iceland
Krossbær, Nes (SE)
11 May 2002

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© Björn Arnarson

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 7th for Iceland
Krossbær, Nes (SE)
11 May 2002

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© Björn Arnarson

       

Great White Egret Ardea alba alba - 2nd for Iceland
Hraunkot, Lón (SE)
7 April 2003

Of the European race (as the first one in 2000).

© Daníel Bergmann

Great White Egret Ardea alba alba - 2nd for Iceland
Hraunkot, Lón (SE)
7 April 2003

Voted as the 2nd best Icelandic Rare Bird Photograph of the year 2002.

© Daníel Bergmann

       

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Lake Helluvatn near Reykjavík (SW)
10 April 2002

© Daníel Bergmann

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Mýrar (SE)
2 August 2002

Voted as the 3rd best Icelandic Rare Bird Photograph of the year 2002.

© Daníel Bergmann

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Hafnarfjörður (SW)
28 October 2002

Adult with Greylag Geese Anser anser.

© Daníel Bergmann

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Hafnarfjörður (SW)
28 October 2002

Adult with Greylag Geese Anser anser.

© Daníel Bergmann

American Wigeon Anas americana
Hafnarfjörður (SW)
10 March 2002

Drake with female Eurasian Wigeon.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon Anas americana
Kaldbakur, Húsavík (NE)
May 2002

Drake with female Eurasian Wigeon.

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Garganey Anas querquedula
Stokkseyri (S)
11 May 2002

Drake.

© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Garganey Anas querquedula
Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW)
3 June 2002

Drake.

© Daníel Bergmann

Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Skútustaðir, Lake Mývatn (NE)
8 June 2002

Drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
23 February 2002

Drake.

© Daníel Bergmann

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Sandgerði (SW)
27 January 2002

Female with Common Eiders.

© Per Lif

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Grindavík (SW)
9 March 2002

Female with female Common Eider.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Höfn (SE)
11 March 2002

Adult drake with Common Eiders.

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Buðlungahöfn, Núpasveit (NE)
31 May 2002

Adult & first-summer drakes (right) with Common Eiders.

© Daníel Bergmann

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
1 July 2002

Adult drake that has been here (with Harlequin Ducks) since January 1998.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
11 July 2002

Adult drake (starting to moult) that has been here, with Harlequin Ducks, since January 1998.
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© Phil Koken

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
11 July 2002

Adult drake (starting to moult) that has been here, with Harlequin Ducks, since January 1998.
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© Phil Koken

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus - 5th for Iceland
Andakílsá, Borgarfjörður (SW)
25 February 2002

First-winter drake with Goosander [Common Merganser].
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© Daníel Bergmann

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus - 5th for Iceland
Andakílsá, Borgarfjörður (SW)
25 February 2002

First-winter drake.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus - 5th for Iceland
Andakílsá, Borgarfjörður (SW)
25 February 2002

First-winter drake.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus "candicans"
Hraunkot, Lón (SE)
6 April 2002

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus "candicans"
Hrísey island (N)
21 September 2002

Voted as the 3rd best Icelandic Rare Bird Photograph of the year 2002.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus "candicans"
Hrísey island (N)
21 September 2002

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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
19 March 2002

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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
19 March 2002

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

       

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
19 March 2002

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Coot Fulica atra
Húsavík (NE)
4 April 2002

© Ómar Örn Jónsson

Common Coot Fulica atra
Húsavík (NE)
3 April 2002

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Common Crane Grus grus
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
17 April 2002

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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Common Crane Grus grus
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
17 April 2002

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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Common Crane Grus grus
Höfn (SE)
15 May 2002

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Common Crane Grus grus
Höfn (SE)
15 May 2002

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii - 1st for Iceland
At sea at Skagafjarðardjúp (N)
12 July 2002

© Jósef Stefánsson

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Álftanes (SW)
22 June 2002

A very irregular breeding species, first breeding record since 1992.

© Daníel Bergmann

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW)
20 May 2002

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Eyrarbakki (S)
17 May 2002

Male.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Núpar, Ölfus (SW)
24 February 2002

© Daníel Bergmann

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kópavogur (SW)
11 March 2002

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Keldur, Reykjavík (SW)
11 March 2002

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Harðbaksvík, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
May 2002

Male with Ruddy Turnstones.

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata
Stokkseyri (S)
9 September 2002

6 birds.

© Daníel Bergmann

Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Víðiker (N)
13 June 2002

© Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson

Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus
Víðiker (N)
13 June 2002

© Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson

Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
Höfn (SE)
21 April 2002

First-summer.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
Höfn (SE)
21 April 2002

First-summer.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
Höfn (SE)
21 April 2002

First-summer.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
14 July 2002

Adult. First twitchable bird in Iceland, staying there for one month.
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© Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson

White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
14 July 2002

Adult. First twitchable bird in Iceland, staying there for one month.
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© Gunnar Þór Hallgrímsson

European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Húsavík (NE)
2 November 2002

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
Laufrönd (C)
5 July 2002

Female.

© Daníel Bergmann

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Hlíðarendi, Ölfus (SW)
14 October 2002

© Daníel Bergmann

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon - 4th for Iceland
Kaðalstaðir, Stafholtstungur (W)
25 February 2002

2cy female.
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© Unnur Ólafsdóttir

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon - 4th for Iceland
Kaðalstaðir, Stafholtstungur (W)
26 February 2002

2cy female that died on 25 February.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon - 4th for Iceland
Kaðalstaðir, Stafholtstungur (W)
26 February 2002

2cy female that died on 25 February.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon - 4th for Iceland
Kaðalstaðir, Stafholtstungur (W)
26 February 2002

2cy female that died on 25 February.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Stapi, Nes (SE)
2 August 2002

A breeding individual

© Daníel Bergmann

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Stapi, Nes (SE)
2 August 2002

A breeding individual

© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Common Blackbird Turdus merula
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
11 August 2002

Moulting male, which is part of around 10 pairs breeding at Fossvogur.

© Daníel Bergmann

Common Blackbird Turdus merula
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
11 August 2002

Juvenile.

© Daníel Bergmann

Fieldfare Turdus pilaris
Akranes (SW)
17 March 2002

© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Berufjörður (E)
1 July 2002

Rejected by the Icelandic Rarities Committee.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina - 3rd for Iceland
Eyrarbakki (SW)
18 September 2002

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© Daníel Bergmann

       

Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina - 3rd for Iceland
Eyrarbakki (SW)
18 September 2002

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© Daníel Bergmann

       

Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Lækjarbakki, Flói (S)
16 September 2002

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© Daníel Bergmann

Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
7 August 2002

© Daníel Bergmann

       

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Þorlákshöfn (SW)
18 September 2002

Voted as the best Icelandic Rare Bird Photograph of the year 2002.
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© Daníel Bergmann

Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
Þorlákshöfn (SW)
18 September 2002

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© Daníel Bergmann

Rook Corvus frugilegus
Höfn (SE)
22 April 2002

Adult.

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus
Hellissandur, Snæfellsnes (W)
19 July 2002

Adult.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Rose-coloured Starling Sturnus roseus
Leirhöfn, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
4 August 2002

Adult.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Þorlákshöfn (SW)
14 October 2002

Juvenile.
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© Daníel Bergmann

       

Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Þorlákshöfn (SW)
14 October 2002

Juvenile.
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© Daníel Bergmann

Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes - 10th for Iceland
Vogar, Vatnsleysuströnd (SW)
10 April 2002

Male.
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© Daníel Bergmann

White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Sundahöfn harbour, Reykjavík (SW)
28 May 2002

D-category record, one previous accepted record (A-cat.).
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

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