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Rare Birds in 2005

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Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla - 4th for Iceland
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
29 June 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla - 4th for Iceland
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
29 June 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca deglandi
Foss, Fossfj÷r­ur (NW)
27 May 2005

Adult male, still present on 30 June.
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© GrÚtar Hauksson

Ruddy Shelducks Tadorna ferruginea - 8-11th [D-categ.] for Iceland
N˙psv÷tn (SE)
26 June 2005

Photographed at 01:50 in the night ! A total of seven birds have been found since May.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea - 7th [D-categ.] for Iceland
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
22 June 2005

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© Gu­mundur Geir

American Wigeon Anas americana
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
21 June 2005

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
HestvÝk, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
11 June 2005

Those are rarely seen in this plumage in Iceland.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Little Gull Larus minutus
VÝkingavatn, Kelduhverfi (NE)
9 June 2005

Adult.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Setberg, Fellum (E)
7 June 2005

Drake.
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© Hßlfdßn Helgi Helgason

Eastern White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons - 11th for Iceland
ÍrŠfasveit (SE)
6 June 2005

Breeding female. Note that the possibility of this bird being a hybrid Greylag x Whitefront hasn't been ruled out.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris - 4th for Iceland
Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 June 2005

Female.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 June 2005

Singing male.

© Jakob Sigur­sson

Canada Geese Branta canadensis
BolungarvÝk (NW)
25 May 2005

Perhaps birds from the West Greenland breeding population ? Just a thought...
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© B÷­var ١risson

Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Hˇll, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
21 May 2005

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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea - 5th [D-categ.] for Iceland
Egilssta­ir (E)
8 May 2005

Female.
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© SkarphÚ­inn G. ١risson

Hybrid Goose
Egilssta­ir (E)
2 May 2005

Comments welcome (yannk@hi.is) !

© DanÝel Bergmann

Common Pochard Aythya ferina
Dj˙pivogur (E)
1 May 2005

Female.
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© Edward B. Rickson

Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus
Near Brekka, Lˇn (SE)
30 April 2005

Bird on right, with Pink-footed Geese.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Tundra Bean Goose Anser fabalis rossicus
Near Brekka, Lˇn (SE)
30 April 2005

Bird on right, with Pink-footed Geese.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix
GrŠnahlÝ­, Lˇn (SE)
30 April 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Ja­ar, Su­ursveit (SE)
30 April 2005

Male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
30 April 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus
Smyrlabj÷rg, Su­ursveit (SE)
30 April 2005

Male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
26 April 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus
Eyrarbakki (S)
26 April 2005

Male.
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© Írn Ëskarsson

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
24 April 2005

Hof is this species's only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina - 2nd for Iceland
Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE)
24 April 2005

Female, same as below.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina - 2nd for Iceland
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
24 April 2005

Female.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca deglandi
Hvalnesskri­ur (SE)
24 April 2005

Drake.

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© DanÝel Bergmann

White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca deglandi
Hvalnesskri­ur (SE)
24 April 2005

Drake.

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
VÝk, Lˇn (SE)
24 April 2005

Male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
24 April 2005

Female.

© DanÝel Bergmann

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri
Blikalˇn, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
23 April 2005

A long-staying female.

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni exilipes
Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE)
22 April 2005

Female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus
Brekka, Lˇn (SE)
22 April 2005

Five out of eight birds.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

European Robin Erithacus rubecula
Hraunkot, Lˇn (SE)
22 April 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Lindarbrekka, Berufj÷r­ur (E)
21 April 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Coot Fulica atra
H÷fn (SE)
20 April 2005
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
20 April 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis
Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
20 April 2005

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
20 April 2005

Hof is this species's only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
20 April 2005

Male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 April 2005

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2005

Second-winter.
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© Hrafn Svavarsson

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
14 April 2005

© DanÝel Bergmann

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
KrossbŠr, Nes (SE)
14 April 2005

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri - 14th for Iceland
Bug­a, Kjˇs (SW)
13 April 2005

First-winter female. The first record in SW-Iceland, finally !
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Hybrid Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
11 April 2005

Adult drake.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Little Gull Larus minutus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 April 2005

First-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon Anas americana
H˙savÝk (NE)
8 April 2005

Drake.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata
Stokkseyri (S)
7 April 2005

© Tˇmas GrÚtar Gunnarsson

Common Coot Fulica atra
H÷fn (SE)
2 April 2005
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

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