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Rare Birds in 2007

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Bearded Seal - Kampaselur - Erignathus barbatus
Heimaey (S)
26 March 2007

In the harbour of Heimaey island.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

American Black Duck - Br˙n÷nd - Anas rubripes
Skei­fl÷tur, Mřrdalur (S)
26 March 2007

Drake with Mallards.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ă­ardrottning - Somateria spectabilis
GrindavÝk (SW)
25 March 2007

Female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bearded Seal - Kampaselur - Erignathus barbatus
StraumsvÝk, Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
25 March 2007

Not a rare bird, but a rare seal over here.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selfoss (S)
20 March 2007

Male (right) with Common Redpoll.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 March 2007

Adult/subadult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Northern Shoveler - Skei­÷nd - Anas clypeata
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
14 March 2007

First-winter drake, a very rare sight in winter in Iceland. Less than 30 pairs breed in summer.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
10 March 2007

First-winter.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selfoss (S)
10 March 2007

Male.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Hybrid finch - Kynbl÷ndu­ finka - Carduelis sp
Selfoss (S)
10 March 2007

This hybrid finch has caused a lot of brainstorming in Iceland but it is now thought to be
a possible Greenfinch x Redpoll Carduelis chloris x C. flammea hybrid.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
Torfasta­alˇn, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
5 March 2007

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Hybrid finch - Kynbl÷ndu­ finka - Carduelis sp
Selfoss (S)
2 March 2007

This hybrid finch has caused a lot of brainstorming in Iceland but it is now thought to be
a possible Greenfinch x Redpoll Carduelis chloris x C. flammea hybrid.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Hybrid finch - Kynbl÷ndu­ finka - Carduelis sp
Selfoss (S)
2 March 2007

This hybrid finch has caused a lot of brainstorming in Iceland but it is now thought to be
a possible Greenfinch x Redpoll Carduelis chloris x C. flammea hybrid.
With two Common Redpolls Carduelis flammea.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
Hraunt˙nstj÷rn, Hei­m÷rk (SW)
28 February 2007

Drake.
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© Gu­mundur Geir

Lesser Scaup - K˙f÷nd - Aythya affinis
4th for Iceland
Hraunt˙nstj÷rn, Hei­m÷rk (SW)
28 February 2007

Presumably the same drake as at ┌lfljˇtsvatn earlier this winter, with Tufted Ducks.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Song Thrush - S÷ng■r÷stur - Turdus philomelos
H÷fn (SE)
26 February 2007

One of two birds at H÷fn this February.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Song Thrush - S÷ng■r÷stur - Turdus philomelos
Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE)
25 February 2007

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar­vÝk (SW)
24 February 2007

First-winter drake.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
24 February 2007

First-winter.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
Neskaupsta­ur (E)
23 February 2007

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© KristÝn ┴g˙stsdˇttir

Eurasian Curlew - Fj÷ruspˇi - Numenius arquata
Ůinganes, Nes (SE)
12 February 2007

Roosting flock with Eurasian Oystercatchers and Purple Sandpipers.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
10 February 2007

Adults.

© Sigur­ur Hˇlmsteinsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
9 February 2007

Adult drake.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Song Thrush - S÷ng■r÷stur - Turdus philomelos
H÷fn (SE)
6 February 2007

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
H÷fn (SE)
6 February 2007

Male.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Hybrid Ring-necked x Tufted Duck - Hring- x Sk˙f÷nd - Aythya collaris x fuligula
Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW)
5 February 2007

Drake.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Lesser Black-backed Gull - SÝlamßfur - Larus fuscus
H÷fn (SE)
20 January 2007

First-winter, a very rare winter bird in Iceland !

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Ring Ouzel - Mßna■r÷stur - Turdus torquatus
ReykjavÝk (SW)
10 January 2007

Female.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Ring Ouzel - Mßna■r÷stur - Turdus torquatus
ReykjavÝk (SW)
9 January 2007

Female.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Jackdaw - Dvergkrßka - Corvus monedula
Efri-Ey, Me­alland (S)
4 January 2007

© Ingi Svavarsson

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