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Rare Birds in 2008

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Red-backed Shrike - Ůyrnisvarri - Lanius collurio
H÷fn (SE)
29 June 2008

Female.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Hen Harrier - Blßhei­ir - Circus cyaneus
Skˇgasandur (S)
27 June 2008

Male.
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© ١rir N. Kjartansson

Red-backed Shrike - Ůyrnisvarri - Lanius collurio
H÷fn (SE)
26 June 2008

Female.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Great Shearwater - Hettuskrofa - Puffinus gravis
At sea south of Iceland
21 June 2008

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© Julian Bell

Marsh Warbler - Seljus÷ngvari - Acrocephalus palustris
Horn, Nes (SE)
19 June 2008

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© Gu­mundur Geir

Yellow Wagtail - Gulerla - Motacilla flava flavissima
At sea south of Iceland
18 June 2008

Male.
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© Julian Bell

White-winged Scoter - VestrŠn korp÷nd - Melanitta (fusca) deglandi
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
12 June 2008

Adult drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hen Harrier - Blßhei­ir - Circus cyaneus
Skˇgasandur (S)
11 June 2008

A displaying male.
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© Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson

Hen Harrier - Blßhei­ir - Circus cyaneus
Skˇgasandur (S)
11 June 2008

A displaying male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

River Warbler - Straums÷ngvari - Locustella fluviatilis
3rd for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
10 June 2008

Previous records were on 4 Oct 1974 and 11-13 Oct 2007.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

River Warbler - Straums÷ngvari - Locustella fluviatilis
3rd for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
10 June 2008

Previous records were on 4 Oct 1974 and 11-13 Oct 2007.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Black Tern - Kol■erna - Chlidonias niger
GrindavÝk (SW)
8 June 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Pochard - Skutul÷nd - Aythya ferina
River Sog (SW)
8 June 2008

Drake, with Tufted Ducks.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Near Lßtrabjarg (NW)
7 June 2008

First-summer drake, with a drake Common Eider.

© Michel Geven

Sabine's Gull - Ůernumßfur - Larus sabini
Lßtrabjarg (NW)
6 June 2008

Adult.
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© Michel Geven

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

First-summer.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkjˇi - Stercorarius longicaudus
North-east Iceland
2 June 2008

© DanÝel Bergmann

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkjˇi - Stercorarius longicaudus
North-east Iceland
2 June 2008

© DanÝel Bergmann

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
Varmß, Mosfellssveit (SW)
1 June 2008

First-summer (2cy).
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

White-winged Scoter - VestrŠn korp÷nd - Melanitta (fusca) deglandi
Daltj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 June 2008

Adult drake, a new bird in the "system".
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkjˇi - Stercorarius longicaudus
North-east Iceland
30 May 2008

Adult. Two birds have returned to their only breeding site in Iceland where
breeding was first confirmed in 2003.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
30 May 2008

First-summer drake.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Eurasian Collared Dove - Tyrkjad˙fa - Streptopelia decaocto
MosfellsbŠr (SW)
28 May 2008

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Sabine's Gull - Ůernumßfur - Larus sabini
Off Rau­asandur (NW)
28 May 2008

Adult.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Canada Goose - KanadagŠs - Branta canadensis
Sandger­i (SW)
25 May 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Black Kite - Vatnagle­a - Milvus migrans
4th for Iceland
Setberg, Nes (SE)
19 May 2008

Ringed on both legs, apparently in Germany (more details to come...).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black Kite - Vatnagle­a - Milvus migrans
4th for Iceland
Setberg, Nes (SE)
19 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black Kite - Vatnagle­a - Milvus migrans
4th for Iceland
Setberg, Nes (SE)
19 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
Ůvottßrskri­ur (E)
19 May 2008

Adult drake, with Harlequin Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Greenshank - Lyngstelkur - Tringa nebularia
H÷skuldarnes, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
17 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Steller's Eider - Blik÷nd - Polysticta stelleri
Blikalˇn, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
17 May 2008

Adult female.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
Heimaey (S)
12 May 2008

Adult, thought to be from a feral population in Europe since it comes to bread...
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selfoss (S)
11 May 2008

Male.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Smew - HvÝt÷nd - Mergus albellus
Dj˙pivogur (E)
11 May 2008

Adult drake.
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© AndrÚs Sk˙lason

Pomarine Skua - ═skjˇi - Stercorarius pomarinus
Heimaey (S)
10 May 2008

Adult.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Vi­bor­ssel, Mřrar (SE)
10 May 2008

Two males.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
SvÝnhˇlar, Lˇn (SE)
10 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
SvÝnhˇlar, Lˇn (SE)
10 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black Brant - VestrŠn margŠs - Branta bernicla nigricans
┴lftanes (SW)
10 May 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S)
9 May 2008

© Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Rey­arß, Lˇn (SE)
9 May 2008

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Mute Swan - Hn˙­svanur - Cygnus olor
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
9 May 2008

First-summer.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
17th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
8 May 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
17th for Iceland
Heimaey island (S)
8 May 2008

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
8 May 2008

Female.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
8 May 2008

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Ger­i, Su­ursveit (SE)
8 May 2008

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
8 May 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
8 May 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Pomarine Skua - ═skjˇi - Stercorarius pomarinus
Heimaey (S)
8 May 2008

Adult.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
8 May 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

House Martin - BŠjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
7 May 2008

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

House Martin - BŠjasvala - Delichon urbicum
SvÝnhˇlar, Lˇn (SE)
7 May 2008

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Swift - M˙rsv÷lungur - Apus apus
GrindavÝk (SW)
7 May 2008

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Swift - M˙rsv÷lungur - Apus apus
GrindavÝk (SW)
7 May 2008

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Garganey - Taum÷nd - Anas querquedula
Brei­abˇlssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
7 May 2008

Drake.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Garganey - Taum÷nd - Anas querquedula
Brei­abˇlssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE)
7 May 2008

This is only the third female to be recorded in Iceland.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Mute Swan - Hn˙­svanur - Cygnus olor
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 May 2008

First-summer.
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© JˇnÝna G. Ëskarsdˇttir

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
16th for Iceland
Brei­dalsvÝk (E)
6 May 2008

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© Pßll Baldursson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
16th for Iceland
Brei­dalsvÝk (E)
6 May 2008

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© Pßll Baldursson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Heimaey (S)
5 May 2008

Female.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

House Martin - BŠjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Heimaey (S)
5 May 2008

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
SvÝnhˇlar, Lˇn (SE)
5 May 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

European Greenfinch - GrŠnfinka - Carduelis chloris
6th for Iceland
Brunnhˇll, Mřrar (SE)
3 May 2008

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Arctic Redpoll - HrÝmtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
2 May 2008

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Arctic Redpoll - HrÝmtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
2 May 2008

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Sand Martin - Bakkasvala - Riparia riparia
GrindavÝk (SW)
1 May 2008

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
SvÝnhˇlar, Lˇn (SE)
30 April 2008

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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Steller's Eider - Blik÷nd - Polysticta stelleri
Borgarfj÷r­ur eystri (E)
28 April 2008

This popular drake has stayed with the local Harlequin Ducks there since January 1998 !
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© Vincent Munier

Great White Egret - Mjallhegri - Egretta alba
3rd for Iceland
١rsh÷fn (NE)
27 April 2008

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© Gu­jˇn GamalÝelsson

European Greenfinch - GrŠnfinka - Carduelis chloris
5th for Iceland
Sey­isfj÷r­ur (E)
20 April 2008

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© Sˇlveig Sigur­ardˇttir

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 April 2008

First-winter.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Gyr Falcon (white morph) - HvÝtfßlki - Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Rif (W)
19 April 2008

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© Bjarni Íssurarson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
18 April 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - AustrŠn margŠs - Branta bernicla bernicla
Skˇgtj÷rn, ┴lftanes (SW)
17 April 2008

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

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

One of the two first-winter birds at Bakkatj÷rn.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

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

The other of the two first-winter birds at Bakkatj÷rn.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2008

First-winter with an adult Black-headed Gull.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Daltj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2008

Drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Arctic Redpoll - HrÝmtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Egilssta­ir (E)
13 April 2008

That's what "we" dare to call an Arctic Redpoll in Iceland...

© Lßra Gu­mundsdˇttir

Arctic Redpoll - HrÝmtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Egilssta­ir (E)
13 April 2008

That's what "we" dare to call an Arctic Redpoll in Iceland...

© Lßra Gu­mundsdˇttir

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

First-winter.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Pochard - Skutul÷nd - Aythya ferina
Ínundarfj÷r­ur (NW)
12 April 2008

Drake.
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© Cristian Gallo

Dunnock - RunntÝtla - Prunella modularis
H÷fn (SE)
11 April 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
H÷fn (SE)
7 April 2008

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
H÷fn (SE)
7 April 2008

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
H÷fn (SE)
5 April 2008

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selfoss (S)
4 April 2008

Male.

© Írn Ëskarsson

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