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Rare Birds in 2004

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Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca
Vestfir­ir (NW)
27 June 2004

Male.

© Jakob Sigur­sson

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 11th for Iceland
Rimlatjarnir, Eyrarbakki (S)
26 June 2004

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 11th for Iceland
Rimlatjarnir, Eyrarbakki (S)
26 June 2004

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Green Heron Butorides virescens - 2nd for Iceland
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
28 May - 18 July 2004

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Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea - D-category
Hjar­arnes, Nes (SE)
9 June 2004

A pair. Three birds were found at Hjar­arnes, these being only the second record in Iceland after the influx in 1892 when seven birds were found. The others (D-category) were seen in 1999 (a pair).
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
8 June 2004

Drake.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus - 12th for Iceland
Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
7 June 2004

Female or immature male.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eastern White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons - 11th for Iceland
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
3 June 2004

First-summer.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hobby Falco subbuteo - 13th for Iceland
M˙li, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
2 June 2004

First-summer.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Little Egret Egretta garzetta - 10th for Iceland
Jßrnger­asta­atj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
31 May 2004

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 9th for Iceland
Borgarfj÷r­ur eystri (E)
29 May 2004

Adult drake with Harlequin Ducks. This bird has been
there since Jan 1998.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes - 14th for Iceland
Daltj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
29 May 2004

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© RÝkar­ur RÝkar­sson

Garganey Anas querquedula
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
29 May 2004

Drake.
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© Jakob Sigur­sson

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Mi­h˙s, Gar­ur (SW)
27 May 2004

© RÝkar­ur RÝkar­sson

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 11th for Iceland
Blikalˇn, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
21 May 2004

Female (left), with Common Eiders.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
HestvÝk, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
21 May 2004

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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Ruff Philomachus pugnax
Vogar, Kelduhverfi (NE)
21 May 2004

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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Common Crane Grus grus
Hˇlaland, Borgarfj÷r­ur eystri (E)
20 May 2004

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© SkarphÚ­inn G. ١risson

Common Pochard Aythya ferina
NeslandavÝk, Lake Mřvatn (NE)
20 May 2004

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Ëhappstj÷rn, Mřvatnssveit (NE)
19 May 2004

Drake, paired with a female Barrow's Goldeneye.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
16 May 2004

Adult drake, present since 1993.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crane Grus grus
Laxamřri, A­aldalur (NE)
16 May 2004

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© Ůorlßkur Helgason

Little Gull Larus minutus
Kasth˙satj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
14 May 2004

First-summer.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Little Gull Larus minutus
H÷fn (SE)
12 May 2004

First-summer.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus - 1st for Iceland
Sandger­i (SW)
7-9 May 2004

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Sy­rakot, Mi­nes (SW)
9 May 2004

Drake.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

American Wigeon Anas americana
Vatnsmřrin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
7 May 2004

Drake, paired with Eurasian Wigeon.
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© Jakob Sigur­sson

Sand Martin Riparia riparia
Lake Elli­avatn (SW)
5 May 2004

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© Jakob Sigur­sson

Varied Thrush Zoothera naevia - 1st for Iceland
Unaˇs, Hjaltasta­a■inghß (E)
3 May 2004

Male.
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© SkarphÚ­inn ١risson

Common x Green-winged Teal Anas crecca x carolinensis
Ësland, H÷fn (SE)
1 May 2004

Hybrid drake.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata - 11th for Iceland
Raufarh÷fn (NE)
29 April 2004

Female.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Ësland, H÷fn (SE)
29 April 2004

Drake.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Taverner's Canada Goose Branta canadensis taverneri
Mi­h˙s, Vatnsdalur (N)
27 April 2004

With Barnacle Geese. Probably first record of this ssp.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis - 1st for Iceland
Vatnsdalur (N)
26 April 2004

Adult, with Barnacle Geese.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis - 1st for Iceland
Vatnsdalur (N)
26 April 2004

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis - 1st for Iceland
Vatnsdalur (N)
26 April 2004

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Smew Mergus albellus - 12-13th for Iceland
Reykjadalur (NE)
25 April 2004

This is the second record of a pair in Iceland, the first being
in the winter of 1975-76. However, a pair (probably the same) has
been reported from southern Iceland on 23 April 2004.
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© Ůorlßkur Helgason

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 18th for Iceland
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
25 April 2004

First-winter. The sixth to be found this year!!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 17th for Iceland
┌tskßlar, Gar­ur (SW)
25 April 2004

First-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus
Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE)
24 April 2004

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
24 April 2004

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Kˇpavogur (SW)
22 April 2004

© Sigur­ur H. Stefnisson

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Kˇpavogur (SW)
22 April 2004

© Sigur­ur H. Stefnisson

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii - 10th for Iceland
Stekkhˇll, Nes (SE)
22 April 2004

The second to be found this spring (in two days).
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
H÷fn (SE)
20 April 2004

Male.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 16th for Iceland
Grafarvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
18 April 2004

First-winter (top), the fourth in Iceland this year.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Hßkonarsta­ir, J÷kuldalur (E)
15 April 2004

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© GrÚta Dr÷fn ١r­ardˇttir

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 April 2004

First-winter, the same as in ReykjavÝk this winter.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Kumlien's Gulls Larus glaucoides 'kumlieni' - a gallery
Iceland
January - April 2004

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Jackdaw Corvus monedula
H÷fn (SE)
10 April 2004

Possibly the western race spermologus.

© Tandri Gauksson

Mute Swan Cygnus olor - 3rd for Iceland
Hˇlskrˇkur, Kelduhverfi (NE)
9 April 2004

Adult male, that has returned to this area annually since 1996,
when in its first-summer.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
H÷fn (SE)
8 April 2004

First breeding occurred in 1990, with today up to 20 breeding
pairs around the country.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta - 2-5th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
8 April 2004

Second record of Pied Avocet in Iceland!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
H÷fn (SE)
7 April 2004

One of four seen together, the first record being in 1954!
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
H÷fn (SE)
7 April 2004

One of four seen together, the first record being in 1954!
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
5 April 2004

© Jakob Sigur­sson

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
KrossbŠr, Nes (SE)
4 April 2004

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Apparent Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri - 2nd for Iceland
Eskifj÷r­ur (E)
3 April 2004

First-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris - 3rd for Iceland
Dalir, Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
3 April 2004

The first in Iceland since 1948!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Great Bittern Botaurus stellaris - 3rd for Iceland
Dalir, Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
3 April 2004

The first in Iceland since 1948!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Eskifj÷r­ur (E)
3 April 2004

Adult hybrid drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

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