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Rare Birds in 2003

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Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla
Álftanes (SW)
26 April 2003

Adult (right) with 4 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.

© Daníel Bergmann

Sandwich Terns Sterna sandvicensis - 8-9th and 13th for Iceland
Stokkseyri (S)
20 April 2003

Three birds, with a Common Eider. Largest flock recorded during this
spring's influx in which eight birds have been found so far (5 previous
records in Iceland) !!!
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© Daníel Bergmann

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Stokkseyri (S)
20 April 2003

One (with a Black-headed Gull) of the three birds seen today (see photo
of the flock above).
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© Daníel Bergmann

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus - 6th for Iceland
Hamrar, Reykjadalur (NE)
20 April 2003

Adult drake. Five individuals (4 records) have been recorded previously, in addition to one E-category record.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Bakkahöfði, Húsavík (NE)
19 April 2003

Immature found with a broken wing.

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis - 10th for Iceland
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
18 April 2003

Adult with Black-headed Gulls and a Tufted Duck.
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© Daníel Bergmann

Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus - 6th for Iceland
Hamrar, Reykjadalur (NE)
18 April 2003

Adult drake, with Barrow's Goldeneye. Five individuals (4 records)
have been recorded previously, in addition to one E-category record.
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© Bergþóra Kristjánsdóttir

Black Brant Branta (bernicla) nigricans
Álftanes (SW)
15 April 2003

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© Daníel Bergmann

Black Kite Milvus migrans - 3rd for Iceland
Höfðabrekka, Mýrdalur (S)
11 April 2003

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© Daníel Bergmann

Black Kite Milvus migrans - 3rd for Iceland
Höfðabrekka, Mýrdalur (S)
11 April 2003


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© Daníel Bergmann

Black Kite Milvus migrans - 3rd for Iceland
Höfðabrekka, Mýrdalur (S)
11 April 2003


With Great Black-backed Gull.
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© Daníel Bergmann

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Krossanes, Akureyri (N)
25 March 2003

Adult pair with Common Eiders.

© Daníel Bergmann

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfjörður eystri (E)
23 March 2003

Adult drake that has been here, with Harlequin Ducks, since January 1998.
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© Daníel Bergmann

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii - 9th for Iceland
Þinganes, Nes (SE)
21 March 2003

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 12th for Iceland
Höfn (SE)
12 March 2003

First-winter bird, first record outside south-west Iceland.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 12th for Iceland
Höfn (SE)
12 March 2003

First-winter bird, with a Black-headed Gull, first record outside south-west Iceland.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Little Gull Larus minutus
Höfn (SE)
12 March 2003

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Mute Swan Cygnus olor - 3rd for Iceland
Kaldbakstjörn, Húsavík (NE)
11 March 2003

This adult individual (with Whooper Swans) was first found in NE Iceland in 1996, and has been seen annually since but never at Húsavík.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Hafnarfjörður (SW)
9 March 2003

© Halla Björg Baldursdóttir

Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Vífilsstaðir (golf course), Garðabær (SW)
26 February 2003

This adult bird has stayed in the area (with Greylag Geese) since the end of October 2002.

© Daníel Bergmann

Goldcrest Regulus regulus
Vífilsstaðahlíð, Garðabær (SW)
26 February 2003

Goldcrests first bred in Iceland in 1999, and are now quite common in the west/south/east part of the country. At least 30 birds were seen at Vífilsstaðahlíð when this one was photographed.

© Daníel Bergmann

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Hverafold, Reykjavík (SW)
4 February 2003

© Hilmar Einarsson

Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Höfn (SE)
29 January 2003

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Lake Elliðavatn/Reykjavík (SW)
27 January 2003

An adult drake at a regular wintering site.

© Daníel Bergmann

Common Coot Fulica atra
Lake Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW)
26 January 2003

© Daníel Bergmann

Common Coot Fulica atra
Lake Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW)
26 January 2003

© Daníel Bergmann

Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
Stokkseyri (S)
22 January 2003

© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Vík, Mýrdalur (S)
17 January 2003

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© Sigurður Hjálmarsson

European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Seyðisfjörður (E)
9 January 2003

© Sólveig Sigurðardóttir

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