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Rare Birds in 2003

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One of the Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW) birding spots, by the
swimming pool where an American Wigeon is wintering and
several Kumlien's Gulls have been seen recently (photo below).

26 December 2003

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Kumlien's Gull Larus glaucoides 'kumlieni'
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
26 December 2003

Second-winter.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
10 December 2003

First-winter.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

DanÝel Bergmann photographing a first-winter Ring-billed Gull.
Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
10 December 2003

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Selfoss (S)
23 November 2003

A juvenile bird, present since about two weeks.
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© Írn Ëskarsson

Stock Dove Columba oenas - 1st for Iceland
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
22 November 2003

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
22 November 2003

House Sparrows are very rare vagrants outside their only breeding
site in Iceland, Hof at ÍrŠfi (SE).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Herons Ardea cinerea
N˙par, Ílfus (SW)
22 November 2003

A flock of 19 birds !!

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Grey Herons Ardea cinerea
Lake Urri­akotsvatn (SW)
21 November 2003

Part of a 14 bird flock.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - 7th for Iceland
Fossvogur's tree plantation, ReykjavÝk (SW)
20 November 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla - 7th for Iceland
Fossvogur's tree plantation, ReykjavÝk (SW)
17 November 2003

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© Skjßlfti Titringsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
17 November 2003

First-winter drake, one of three birds at H÷fn this month !

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
15 November 2003

Male.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
15 November 2003

Female.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla
Fossvogur's cemetary, ReykjavÝk (SW)
15 November 2003

Female.

© Jakob Sigur­sson

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
H˙savÝk (NE)
10 November 2003

© Gaukur Hjartarson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
6 November 2003

Female.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
N˙par, Ílfus (SW)
3 November 2003

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
28 October 2003

In the same tree as the Cedar Waxwing earlier this month!

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens - 1st for Iceland
Ůorbj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 October 2003

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Brekka, Lˇn (SE)
24 October 2003

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

"Eastern" Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 'fulvescens'
N˙pur, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
22 October 2003

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© Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
21 October 2003

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Laugarßs, Biskupstungur (S)
20 October 2003

One of five birds found in six days.
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© Gunnar Tˇmasson

Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens - 2nd for Iceland
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
17 October 2003

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum - 5th for Iceland
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
17 October 2003

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
17 October 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Caught at sea east off Iceland on 10 October, and released
on 16 October at ReykjavÝk (SW)
14 October 2003

A second-winter female.
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© Erla Gu­mundsdˇttir

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica - 16th for Iceland
Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
13 October 2003

First-winter male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum - 1st for Iceland
Kverkin (Seljaland), Eyjafj÷ll (S)
10 October 2003

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum - 2nd for Iceland
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
8 October 2003

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum - 2nd for Iceland
Heimaey island, Vestmannaeyjar (S)
8 October 2003

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula - 4th for Iceland
Eyrarbakki (S)
8 October 2003

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Eyrarbakki (S)
7 October 2003

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus - 1st for Iceland
Stokkseyri (S)
6 October 2003

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
3 October 2003

Juvenile moulting into first-winter plumage. This bird is probably born in Iceland...

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Icelandic birders enjoying a calm evening with the American
Golden Plover!

Stokkseyri (S)
25 September 2003

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
Stokkseyri (S)
25 September 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Sandger­i (SW)
24 September 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Sandhˇlar, Tj÷rnes (NE)
23 September 2003

© Gaukur Hjartarson

       

Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Stokkseyri (S)
14 September 2003

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Ůorbj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
12 September 2003

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© Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson

Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Hafurbjarnarsta­ir, Mi­nes (SW)
6 September 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon Anas americana
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
4 September 2003

Moulting drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

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