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Rare Birds in 2003

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Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Reykjanes peninsula (SW)
31 August 2003

Juvenile. One pair bred this summer and raised three youngs successfully.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
H÷fn (SE)
28 August 2003

Adult. At least three pairs bred in Iceland this summer (one on the ferry going weekly to Scandinavia!).

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Langh˙s, Fljˇt (N)
27 August 2003

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© Ůorlßkur Sigurbj÷rnsson

       

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris
Langh˙s, Fljˇt (N)
27 August 2003

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© Ůorlßkur Sigurbj÷rnsson

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Sey­isfj÷r­ur (E)
30 July 2003

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© Magn˙s Stefßnsson

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Ůveit, Nes (SE)
29 July 2003

Moulting drake.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

House Martin Delichon urbica
Mřrdalur (S)
27 July 2003

Adult feeding youngs, one of many vagrant breeding birds in Iceland during this summer!

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
South Iceland
July 2003

This bird is part of the first-ever Icelandic breeding pair, which has raised 3 youngs this summer.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca deglandi
Reykjafj÷r­ur, Su­urfir­ir (NW)
27 June 2003

Adult male, which has been recorded at the same place in some of the previous summers.
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© Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson

Black Tern Chlidonias niger niger
Kaldbakstj÷rn, H˙savÝk (NE)
5 June 2003

Aberrant adult.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus - 11th for Iceland
Lindabakki, Nes (SE)
23 May 2003

Female or immature male.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

       

Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
KvÝsker, ÍrŠfi (SE)
22 May 2003

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus - 10th for Iceland
Rey­arfj÷r­ur (E)
19 May 2003

Female or immature male, found dead at the same place on 21 May.
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© Berglind Steina Ingvarsdˇttir

Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
H÷f­i, Lake Mřvatn (NE)
3 May 2003

© Dan Mangsbo

Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
H÷f­i, Lake Mřvatn (NE)
3 May 2003

© Dan Mangsbo

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
VÝkingavatn, Kelduhverfi (NE)
2 May 2003

Drake.

© Dan Mangsbo

Asian White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca stejnegeri - 1st for Iceland
Val■jˇfssta­ir, N˙pasveit (NE)
2 May 2003

Adult drake.

© Dan Mangsbo

Asian White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca stejnegeri - 1st for Iceland
Val■jˇfssta­ir, N˙pasveit (NE)
1 May 2003

Adult drake.

© Dan Mangsbo

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