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Rare Birds in 2008

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Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
H÷fn (SE)
30 September 2008

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
17th for Iceland
Gar­skagi (SW)
29 September 2008

The fifth B-b Pipit in Iceland this autumn !
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© Trond Haugskott

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Dj˙pivogur (E)
28 September 2008

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© AndrÚs Sk˙lason

Red-eyed Vireo - GrŠningi - Vireo olivaceus
19th for Iceland
Ůorbj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
28 September 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
Langh˙s, Fljˇt (N)
28 September 2008

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© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
3rd for Iceland
KvÝsker, ÍrŠfi (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
4th for Iceland
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
4th for Iceland
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
4th for Iceland
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
4th for Iceland
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 September 2008

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Eurasian Reed Warbler - Sefs÷ngvari - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
16th for Iceland
HŠ­agar­ur, Nes (SE)
27 September 2008

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 September 2008

Four together!
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 September 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Rough-legged Buzzard - Fjallvßkur - Buteo lagopus
19th for Iceland
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
25 September 2008

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© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Rough-legged Buzzard - Fjallvßkur - Buteo lagopus
19th for Iceland
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
25 September 2008

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© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Rough-legged Buzzard - Fjallvßkur - Buteo lagopus
19th for Iceland
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
25 September 2008

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© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
25 September 2008

Second-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Wood Warbler - GrŠns÷ngvari - Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Ki­afell, Kjˇs (SW)
25 September 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Pied Flycatcher - FlekkugrÝpur - Ficedula hypoleuca
Selfoss (S)
25 September 2008

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Pied Flycatcher - FlekkugrÝpur - Ficedula hypoleuca
Selfoss (S)
25 September 2008

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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Ki­afell, Kjˇs (SW)
25 September 2008

Male.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Akurh˙s, Gar­ur (SW)
24 September 2008

One of two at this site.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Osprey - Gjˇ­ur - Pandion haliaetus
22nd for Iceland
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
22 September 2008

Juvenile. More photos on the link to the right.
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© Dagur Brynjˇlfsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
22 September 2008

Adult winter.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
22 September 2008

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
21 September 2008

Adult winter (front) with a Dunlin.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Akurh˙s, Gar­ur (SW)
21 September 2008

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­skagi (SW)
21 September 2008

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© Stefßn ┴ki Ragnarsson

Buff-bellied Pipits - Hei­atittlingar - Anthus rubescens
13-14th for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
20 September 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Heimaey (S)
20 September 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Red (Grey) Phalarope - ١rshani - Phalaropus fulicarius
Stafnes, Mi­nes (SW)
20 September 2008

This rare breeding bird is regularly seen on autumn migration in the south-west,
but usually only single birds. Big influx this day with at least 26 birds
seen on the western part of the Reykjanes peninsula (SW).

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Red (Grey) Phalarope - ١rshani - Phalaropus fulicarius
Stafnes, Mi­nes (SW)
20 September 2008

This rare breeding bird is regularly seen on autumn migration in the south-west,
but usually only single birds. Big influx this day with at least 26 birds
seen on the western part of the Reykjanes peninsula (SW).

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
15th for Iceland
Akurh˙s, Gar­ur (SW)
20 September 2008

One of three found in Iceland on this day.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
15th for Iceland
Akurh˙s, Gar­ur (SW)
20 September 2008

One of three found in Iceland on this day.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
17 September 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
17 September 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - F÷ls÷ngvari - Hippolais pallida
1st for Iceland
HŠ­agar­ur, Nes (SE)
15-16 September 2008

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Eurasian Reed Warbler - Sefs÷ngvari - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
14th for Iceland
HŠ­agar­ur, Nes (SE)
16 September 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Citrine Wagtail - Mřrerla - Motacilla citreola
Heimaey (S)
15 September 2008

First-winter.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Citrine Wagtail - Mřrerla - Motacilla citreola
Heimaey (S)
15 September 2008

First-winter.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Redstart - Gar­askotta - Phoenicurus phoenicurus
H÷fn (SE)
15 September 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Whinchat - Vallskvetta - Saxicola rubetra
H÷fn (SE)
15 September 2008

Eleven Whinchats were seen in the south-east today (15 Sept) !!
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Barred Warbler - Hauks÷ngvari - Sylvia nisoria
H÷fn (SE)
15 September 2008

Juvenile.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Citrine Wagtail - Mřrerla - Motacilla citreola
Heimaey (S)
14 September 2008

First-winter.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
13 September 2008

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Horn, Nes (SE)
13 September 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
VarmahlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
12 September 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Pied Flycatcher - FlekkugrÝpur - Ficedula hypoleuca
Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
12 September 2008

No less than seven Pied Flycatchers (right bird) have been found in two days!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Whitethroat - Ůyrnis÷ngvari - Sylvia communis
Heimaey (S)
11 September 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Heimaey (S)
11 September 2008

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Pied Flycatcher - FlekkugrÝpur - Ficedula hypoleuca
Heimaey (S)
11 September 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Wryneck - GauktÝta - Jynx torquilla
14th for Iceland
Skßlanes, Sey­isfj÷r­ur (E)
6 September 2008

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© Hugh Insley

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
H÷fn (SE)
3 September 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Greenshank - Lyngstelkur - Tringa nebularia
Kaldbakstj÷rn, H˙savÝk (NE)
30 August 2008

Juvenile.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Heimaey (S)
30 August 2008

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Heimaey (S)
29 August 2008

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Mute Swan - Hn˙­svanur - Cygnus olor
KÝlsnes, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
27 August 2008

Immature (2cy).
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Mute Swan - Hn˙­svanur - Cygnus olor
KÝlsnes, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
27 August 2008

Immature (2cy), right, with a Whooper Swan.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Barred Warbler - Hauks÷ngvari - Sylvia nisoria
H÷fn (SE)
24 August 2008

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
H÷fn (SE)
18 August 2008

Adult moulting, left, with a Dunlin.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
H÷fn (SE)
18 August 2008

Adult moulting.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
H÷fn (SE)
12 August 2008

Adult.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
H÷fn (SE)
10 August 2008

Female.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
H÷fn (SE)
3 August 2008

Adult moulting.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
Ůingvellir (SW)
1 August 2008

Juvenile representing the 2nd or 3rd successful breeding in Iceland.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
H÷fn (SE)
28 July 2008

Juvenile.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Quail - KornhŠna - Coturnix coturnix
2nd for Iceland
Hˇll, Ínundarfj÷r­ur (NW)
28 July 2008

Male (at 00:01).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Quail - KornhŠna - Coturnix coturnix
2nd for Iceland
Hˇll, Ínundarfj÷r­ur (NW)
27 July 2008

Male (at 23:58).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Quail - KornhŠna - Coturnix coturnix
2nd for Iceland
Hˇll, Ínundarfj÷r­ur (NW)
25 July 2008

Singing male.
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© B÷­var ١risson

Common Quail - KornhŠna - Coturnix coturnix
2nd for Iceland
Hˇll, Ínundarfj÷r­ur (NW)
25 July 2008

Singing male.
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© B÷­var ١risson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
H÷fn (SE)
22 July 2008

First-summer (left), with a Black-headed Gull.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Lindarbakki, Nes (SE)
18 July 2008

Right hand bird, with two Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Hawfinch - KjarnbÝtur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
H÷fn (SE)
9 July 2008

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Sky Lark - S÷nglŠvirki - Alauda arvensis
Akurnes, Nes (SE)
8 July 2008

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

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