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Rare Birds in 2005

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King Eider - Ă­ardrottning - Somateria spectabilis
KeflavÝk (SW)
29 December 2005

Female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
29 December 2005

Drake (right) with Eurasian Wigeons.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
Sandger­i (SW)
11 December 2005

First-winter (lower right), with Black-headed & Iceland Gulls.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Sky Lark - S÷nglŠvirki - Alauda arvensis
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
30 November 2005

The first record for northern Iceland.
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© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Hali, Su­ursveit (SE)
26 November 2005

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Grey Wagtail - Straumerla - Motacilla cinerea
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
26 November 2005

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

European Turtle Dove - Turtild˙fa - Streptopelia turtur
H÷fn (SE)
14 November 2005

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Black-throated Thrush - Ůorra■r÷stur - Turdus ruficollis atrogularis
1st for Iceland
Leira, Gar­ur (SW)
13-22 November 2003

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
ReykjavÝk (SW)
11 November 2005

At least 258 waxwings have been recorded during 23 Oct - 13 Nov 2005.

© DanÝel Bergmann

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
11 November 2005

Female.

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Heimaey island (S)
10 November 2005

First-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
H˙savÝk (NE)
4 November 2005

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
1 November 2005

Male.

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
31 October 2005

At least 64 waxwings were recorded during October, from 23rd onwards.

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Fieldfare - Grß■r÷stur - Turdus pilaris
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
31 October 2005

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
H÷fn (SE)
29 October 2005

Juvenile moulting.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
28 October 2005

First-winter male.

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Garden Warbler - Gar­s÷ngvar - Sylvia borin
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
27 October 2005

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
26 October 2005

Adult male.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
26 October 2005

Male (left) and female.

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
H÷f­abrekka, Mřrdalur (S)
24 October 2005

Male.
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© Jˇnas Erlendsson

Red-backed Shrike - Ůyrnisvarri - Lanius collurio
12th for Iceland
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
24 October 2005

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
13th for Iceland
Hverager­i (SW)
23 October 2005

The fifth bird since 16 October !!
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
23 October 2005

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
11th for Iceland
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
23 October 2005

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
22 October 2005

Female.

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
20 October 2005

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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
9th for Iceland
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
20 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Heimaey island (S)
20 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
12th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
20 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Red-backed Shrike - Ůyrnisvarri - Lanius collurio
11th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
20 October 2005

Juvenile, eating a Blackcap...
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
12th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
19 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
11th for Iceland
Sandger­i (SW)
19 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Glossy Ibis - Bognefur - Plegadis falcinellus
7th for Iceland
Seljaland, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
18 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
H÷fn (SE)
18 October 2005

Moulting juvenile (right) with Dunlin.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Red-breasted Flycatcher - Pe­grÝpur - Ficedula parva
Fagranes, Nes (SE)
18 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

'Eastern' Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita 'fulvescens'
Fagranes, Nes (SE)
18 October 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Yellow-browed Warbler - Hno­ras÷ngvari - Phylloscopus inornatus
Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
18 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Common Whitethroat - Ůyrnis÷ngvari - Sylvia communis
Einarslundur, H÷fn (SE)
18 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey-cheeked Thrush - Hlřra■r÷stur - Catharus minimus
3rd for Iceland
GrŠnahraun, Nes (SE)
17 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey-cheeked Thrush - Hlřra■r÷stur - Catharus minimus
3rd for Iceland
GrŠnahraun, Nes (SE)
17 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Yellow-browed Warbler - Hno­ras÷ngvari - Phylloscopus inornatus
Stokkseyri (S)
17 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
10th for Iceland
Ůveit, Nes (SE)
17 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Blackpoll Warbler - RßkaskrÝkja - Dendroica striata
10th for Iceland
Ůveit, Nes (SE)
17 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

European Goldfinch - Ůistilfinka - Carduelis carduelis
1st for Iceland
Brunnhˇll, Mřrar (SE)
17 October 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Yellow-rumped Warbler - Kr˙nuskrÝkja - Dendroica coronata
14th for Iceland
Smyrlabj÷rg, Su­ursveit (SE)
17 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Smyrlabj÷rg, Su­ursveit (SE)
17 October 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey island (S)
16 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hawfinch - KjarnbÝtur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Heimaey island (S)
16 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Heimaey island (S)
16 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Corncrake - Engirella - Crex crex
Vallakot, Reykjadalur (NE)
14 October 2005

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© SÝmon Sverrisson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
20th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
14 October 2005

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
21st for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
14 October 2005

Adult moulting, 5th bird this year!
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Hermit Thrush - Dul■r÷stur - Catharus guttatus
10th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
13 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hermit Thrush - Dul■r÷stur - Catharus guttatus
10th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
13 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
H÷fn (SE)
13 October 2005

Juvenile (right) with a Dunlin.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
Gar­ur (SW)
6 October 2005

Two juveniles (out of four!).
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© DanÝel Bergmann

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
Gar­ur (SW)
6 October 2005

Juvenile.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Swainson's Thrush - Mold■r÷stur - Catharus ustulatus
4th or 5th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
6 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Swainson's Thrush - Mold■r÷stur - Catharus ustulatus
4th or 5th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
6 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black Brant - VestrŠn margŠs - Branta bernicla nigricans
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
6 October 2005

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© RÝkar­ur RÝkar­sson

Swainson's Thrush - Mold■r÷stur - Catharus ustulatus
4th or 5th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
5 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
20th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
5 October 2005

Juvenile (left), with European Golden Plover.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
9th for Iceland
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
4 October 2005

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
9th for Iceland
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Horn, Nes (SE)
2 October 2005

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

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