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Rare Birds in 2006

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Hybrid Tufted x Ring-necked Duck - Sk˙f÷nd x Hring÷nd - Aythya fuligula x A. collaris
Vatnsmřrin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
29 March 2006

Drake, probably the same as at Elli­avatn in early March.

© Hßlfdßn Helgi Helgason

Common Blackbird - Svart■r÷stur - Turdus merula
Vatnsendi, Kˇpavogur (SW)
25 March 2006

Male. A rare breeding bird in Iceland, breeding only in and around the capital. A survey will be conducted this spring to get an idea of the population size which may number over 100 singing males around the city. If you happen to come accross a singing male, please send information to Yann Kolbeinsson (yannk@hi.is).

© Ëskar A. EirÝksson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
GrindavÝk (SW)
18 March 2006

Female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter, one of two birds present (bird nr 1).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter (bird nr 1).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter (bird nr 1).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter (bird nr 2).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter (bird nr 2).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Herring Gull - VestrŠnn silfurmßfur - Larus smithsonianus
Sandger­i (SW)
18 March 2006

First-winter (bird nr 2).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
18 March 2006

Adult drake.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Goldeneye - Hvin÷nd - Bucephala clangula
Hraunt˙nstj÷rn, Hei­m÷rk (SW)
4 March 2006

© Gu­mundur Geir

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
2 March 2006

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
2 March 2006

Drake (left) with Eurasian Wigeon.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Northern Shoveler - Skei­÷nd - Anas clypeata
Njar­vÝk (SW)
2 March 2006

Drake. A rare breeding bird in Iceland, which is even rarer in winter!

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
21 February 2006

Adult drake.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Hybrid Tufted x Ring-necked Duck - Sk˙f÷nd x Hring÷nd - Aythya fuligula x A. collaris
Lake Elli­avatn (SW)
20 February 2006

First-winter male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Sparrhaukur - Accipiter nisus
7th for Iceland
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
14 January 2006

Probable first-winter male.
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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
KrossbŠr, Nes (SE)
7 January 2006

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Sparrhaukur - Accipiter nisus
7th for Iceland
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
2 January 2006

Probable first-winter male.
View the status of this species in Iceland.

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

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