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Rare Birds in 2004

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Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
30 March 2004

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

King Eider ("Queen") Somateria spectabilis
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
15 March 2004

© DanÝel Bergmann

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
14 March 2004

Adult.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Sandger­i (SW)
13 March 2004

Second-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
11 March 2004

Adult hybrid drake.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri - 1st for Iceland
Sandger­i (SW)
10 March 2004

Fourth-winter type.
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© Killian Mullarney

Five American Herring Gulls Larus smithsonianus
Southwest Iceland - 5-9th for Iceland
7-10 March 2004

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Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 15th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
10 March 2004

First-winter bird (top).
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 14th for Iceland
Gar­ur (SW)
6 March 2004

Adult.
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© Pat Lonergan

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia - 13th for Iceland
GrindavÝk (SW)
6 March 2004

First-winter bird (left), with adult Black-headed Gull.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
KrossbŠr, Nes (SE)
5 March 2004

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus
Fossvogur's tree plantation, ReykjavÝk (SW)
24 February 2004

© DanÝel Bergmann

Rook Corvus frugilegus
Fossvogur's tree plantation, ReykjavÝk (SW)
24 February 2004

First-winter.

© DanÝel Bergmann

Smew Mergus albellus - 11th for Iceland
Botnar, Me­alland (S)
22 February 2004

Female or first-winter male, with Common Goldeneye.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Ger­ar, Gar­ur
21 February 2004

Adult male with female Mallards, present at this town since 1993!
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
15 February 2004

First-winter, probably the same as in Dec 2003.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Fossvogur's tree plantation, ReykjavÝk (SW)
4 February 2004

A male, one of four birds present in the area.

© Jakob Sigur­sson

Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
1 February 2004

A view of the tertials and wing tips... "Unfortunately" the bird was
too close to get a shot showing it all, so this had to do !!!

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
28 January 2004

Regular spring & autumn visitor, but only the 4th winter record!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
GrŠnahlÝ­, Lˇn (SE)
28 January 2004

Female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Sandger­i (SW)
25 January 2004

Although a common breeding bird around Iceland, it remains an exceptional winter visitor.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Tern Sterna hirundo - 3rd for Iceland
Caught at sea near Surtsey island (S)
21 January 2004

First-winter.
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© Sigursveinn ١r­arson

Kumlien's/Thayer's Gull Larus glaucoides/thayeri
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
14 January 2004

Fourth-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

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