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Rare Birds in 2009

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American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 September 2009

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
27 September 2009

Adult ('bird A'), one of two at this site.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
27 September 2009

Adult ('bird A'), one of two at this site.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
27 September 2009

Adult ('bird B'), one of two at this site.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
23rd for Iceland
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 September 2009

The 6th found in a week - record influx!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
21st-22nd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
27 September 2009

Two birds.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Heimaey (S)
27 September 2009

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Swainson's Thrush - Mold■r÷stur - Catharus ustulatus
5th for Iceland
Ůorbj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 September 2009

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 September 2009

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
26 September 2009

Adult.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Heimaey (S)
25 September 2009

Five have been found so far this autumn.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Arctic Redpoll - HrÝmtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Va­lareitur, Eyjafj÷r­ur (N)
25 September 2009

© Ůorgils Sigur­sson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
23 September 2009

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
23 September 2009

Second-winter (3cy).
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Red-backed Shrike - Ůyrnisvarri - Lanius collurio
H÷fn (SE)
23 September 2009

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
H÷fn (SE)
21 September 2009

Juvenile.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
20th for Iceland
Gar­skagi (SW)
21 September 2009

One of three found today in the south-west!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
┴sgar­ur, Gar­ur (SW)
21 September 2009

One of two at this site.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Su­ur-Hvoll, Mřrdalur (S)
19 September 2009

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Su­ur-Hvoll, Mřrdalur (S)
19 September 2009

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© Sveinn Jˇnsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­ur (SW)
19 September 2009

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
┴rnanes, Nes (SE)
17 September 2009

This bird has been at this site since May.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
15 September 2009

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­ur (SW)
15 September 2009

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­ur (SW)
15 September 2009

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
11 September 2009

Juvenile.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
11 September 2009

Juvenile.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
11 September 2009

Adult, a new bird.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
6 September 2009

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
H÷fn (SE)
6 September 2009

Juvenile.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Smew - HvÝt÷nd - Mergus albellus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 September 2009

Moulting drake?
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Smew - HvÝt÷nd - Mergus albellus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 September 2009

Moulting drake?
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 September 2009

A second-summer moulting into adult plumage (returning from last spring).
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 September 2009

A second-summer moulting into adult plumage (returning from last spring).
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 September 2009

A second-winter (2cy) bird ?
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Kestrel - Turnfßlki - Falco tinnunculus
Sau­anes, Langanes (NE)
30 August 2009

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Sabine's Gull - Ůernumßfur - Larus sabini
HrÝsey, Eyjafj÷r­ur (N)
26 August 2009

Adult.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Sabine's Gull - Ůernumßfur - Larus sabini
HrÝsey, Eyjafj÷r­ur (N)
26 August 2009

Adult.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
H˙savÝk (NE)
10 August 2009

Juvenile representing the 3rd or 4th successful breeding in Iceland.

© Mßr H÷skuldsson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
10 August 2009

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

House Sparrow - Grßsp÷r - Passer domesticus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
9 August 2009

Male at this species' only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Sveinn Jˇnsson

House Sparrow - Grßsp÷r - Passer domesticus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
9 August 2009

Female at this species' only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Sveinn Jˇnsson

Common Coot - BleshŠna - Fulica atra
Baulutj÷rn, Mřrar (SE)
8 August 2009

A nearly fully-grown chick (only breeding in Iceland this year).
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
8 August 2009

Juvenile.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Juvenile.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Male.

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
7 August 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
6 August 2009

Male, feeding on a flower. What a bird!!

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
6 August 2009

Male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Two-barred Crossbill - VÝxlnefur - Loxia leucoptera
1st for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
6 August 2009

Male, with two Common Crossbills.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Smew - HvÝt÷nd - Mergus albellus
Urri­akotsvatn (SW)
29 July 2009

Female or moulting drake (right), with female Tufted Duck.

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Mřvatnssveit (NE)
22 July 2009

Five young successfully fledged from this site.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Mřvatnssveit (NE)
22 July 2009

Adult feeding young.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Mřvatnssveit (NE)
22 July 2009

A newly-fledged young.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
21 July 2009

Singing male. A pair raised young at this site (see photo below).

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
21 July 2009

Adult.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
H÷fn (SE)
21 July 2009

One of the newly-fledged young which constitute the first breeding record in Iceland.

© Bj÷rn Arnarson

Snowy Owl - SnŠugla - Bubo scandiacus
Northwest Iceland
14 July 2009

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Northwest Iceland
14 July 2009

Female.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Litte Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
┴rnanes, Nes (SE)
13 July 2009

Present since May.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
H÷fn (SE)
9 July 2009

1cy male.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
H÷fn (SE)
9 July 2009

1cy female.

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
2 July 2009

© Sigurjˇn Einarsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
2 July 2009

© Sigurjˇn Einarsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
NW Iceland
1 July 2009

Breeding male. Several pairs seem to be breeding at one site this year.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
NW Iceland
1 July 2009

The male watches while the female feeds the young.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Bunting - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
NW Iceland
1 July 2009

Breeding female.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

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