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Rare Birds in 2005

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King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Krossanes, Akureyri (N)
23 March 2005

Adult drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Krossanes, Akureyri (N)
23 March 2005

Adult female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
21 March 2005

Adult, or near-adult, drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
21 March 2005

Adult, or near-adult, drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon Anas americana
Kasth˙satj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
21 March 2005

Adult drake.
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© Gu­mundur Geir

American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
20 March 2005

The famous drake, present since 1993.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Lake Elli­avatn, ReykjavÝk (SW)
19 March 2005

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© Jakob Sigur­sson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
3 March 2005

Second-winter drake, recognisable by the dark marking on the crown.

© FrÚdÚric Jiguet

American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus - 11th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
3 March 2005

© FrÚdÚric Jiguet

American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus - 11th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
3 March 2005

© FrÚdÚric Jiguet

Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Eyrarbakki (S)
1 March 2005

© Tˇmas GrÚtar Gunnarsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Krossanes, Akureyri (N)
28 February 2005

Adult pair.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hybrid Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Krossanes, Akureyri (N)
28 February 2005

Adult drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull Larus minutus
Sandger­i (SW)
20 February 2005

First-winter, with Purple Sandpiper.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Ůorlßksh÷fn (SW)
18 February 2005

First-winter drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis
Gar­skagi (SW)
13 February 2005

An exceptional winter visitor in Iceland !

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus - 10th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
4 February 2005

First-winter. More photos can be seen here and here.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

King Eider Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
1 February 2005

Subadult drake with female Common Eider.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

American Wigeon Anas americana
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
30 January 2005

Drake.
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© Gu­mundur Geir

Apparent Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis - 4th for Iceland
Lake ┌lfljˇtsvatn (SW)
25 January 2005

First-winter drake.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
N˙par, Ílfus (SW)
21 January 2005

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
H÷fn (SE)
12 January 2005

Up to four first-winters have been noted at H÷fn since Nov 2004 !
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Smew Mergus albellus
Lake ┌lfljˇtsvatn (SW)
7 January 2005

Female or first-winter drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
3 January 2005


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© Gu­mundur Geir

Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
N˙par, Ílfus (SW)
1 January 2005

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Apparent Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis - 4th for Iceland
Lake ┌lfljˇtsvatn (SW)
1 January 2005

First-winter drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

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