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Rare Birds in 2009

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Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
29 June 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
29 June 2009

The male (left) feeding the female.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Laugarvatn (SW)
28 June 2009

Male.
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© Örn Óskarsson

Common Whitethroat - Ţyrnisöngvari - Sylvia communis
Laugarvatn (SW)
27 June 2009

Singing male, a very rare spring/summer vagrant in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Whitethroat - Ţyrnisöngvari - Sylvia communis
Laugarvatn (SW)
27 June 2009

Singing male, a very rare spring/summer vagrant in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Mývatnssveit (NE)
25 June 2009

Adult with four young. The first breeding record in Iceland since 1982,
when the species also breed around Lake Mývatn.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Mývatnssveit (NE)
25 June 2009

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Mývatnssveit (NE)
25 June 2009

Adult.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Peregrine Falcon - Förufálki - Falco peregrinus
Rif (W)
21 June 2009

First-summer (2cy) bird wearing colour-rings! Origin unknown (yet).
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© Katharina Mueller/Jens Ehlert

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Snćfoksstađir, Grímsnes (SW)
21 June 2009

Juvenile.

© Örn Óskarsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Árnanes, Nes (SE)
20 June 2009

The same since May, a bit dirtier now.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Hellisholt, Mýrar (SE)
16 June 2009

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Rif (W)
15 June 2009

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© Ernesto G. Occhiato

Unidentified harrier - Ógreindur heiđir - Circus sp.
Holtshverfi, Eyjafjöll (S)
10 June 2009

A probable female/immature Hen Harrier (C. cyaneus) being chased by Common Redshanks.
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© Tómas Grétar Gunnarsson

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Stóra-Viđarvatn south of Melrakkaslétta (NE)
8 June 2009

Two drakes.
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© Jon Dunn

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Mývatnssveit (NE)
8 June 2009

This represents the first breeding record for northern Iceland!

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Ásmundarstađir, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
3 June 2009

Second spring record, and the first outside SW Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringdúfa - Columba palumbus
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
3 June 2009

© Hrafn Óskarsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 June 2009

Drake.
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© Alex Máni

Mute Swan - Hnúđsvanur - Cygnus olor
Lake Mývatn (NE)
31 May 2009

First-summer.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Mute Swan - Hnúđsvanur - Cygnus olor
Lake Mývatn (NE)
31 May 2009

First-summer, with Red-necked Phalarope.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkjói - Stercorarius longicaudus
North-east Iceland
31 May 2009

Adult.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Djúpivogur (E)
30 May 2009

Drake.
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© Björn G. Arnarson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Lón, Kelduhverfi (NE)
30 May 2009

First-summer drake, with Common Eider.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Kritartjörn, Lake Mývatn (NE)
30 May 2009

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Sandgerđi (SW)
30 May 2009

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Sandgerđi (SW)
30 May 2009

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringdúfa - Columba palumbus
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
28 May 2009

© Hrafn Óskarsson

Eurasian Collared Dove - Tyrkjadúfa - Streptopelia decaocto
Höfn (SE)
25 May 2009

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Höfn (SE)
25 May 2009

© Björn G. Arnarson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Urriđavatn, Fell (E)
24 May 2009

Adult and first-summer, with an Arctic Tern.
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© Skarphéđinn G. Ţórisson

Sand Martin - Bakkasvala - Riparia riparia
Hvaleyrarlón, Hafnarfjörđur (SW)
24 May 2009

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Skútustađir, Mývatnssveit (NE)
21 May 2009

Drake.
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© Helgi Björnsson

Hen Harrier - Bláheiđir - Circus cyaneus
Hrífunes, Skaftártunga (S)
21 May 2009

Male.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 May 2009

Second-summer.
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© Alex Máni

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 May 2009

Second-summer.
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© Alex Máni

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 May 2009

Second-summer.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavík (SW)
20 May 2009

Drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

American Black Duck - Brúnönd - Anas rubripes
Vogalćkur, Mýrar (W)
19 May 2009

Drake.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavík (SW)
19 May 2009

Drake.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavík (SW)
19 May 2009

Drake.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Keldnaholt (SW)
18 May 2009

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Keldnaholt (SW)
18 May 2009

Drake, right, with a hybrid drake Tufted x Ring-necked Duck.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Arfadalsvík, Grindavík (SW)
17 May 2009

Drake.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringdúfa - Columba palumbus
Víkurnes, Lake Mývatn (NE)
16 May 2009

© Sigurđur Ćgisson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Höfn (SE)
16 May 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Baulutjörn, Mýrar (SE)
15 May 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Baulutjörn, Mýrar (SE)
15 May 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Seljaland, Eyjafjöll (S)
15 May 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Spotted Flycatcher - Grágrípur - Muscicapa striata
Smyrlabjörg, Suđursveit (SE)
15 May 2009

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
14 May 2009

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Árnanes, Nes (SE)
14 May 2009

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© Björn Gísli Arnarson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Árnanes, Nes (SE)
14 May 2009

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Heimaey (S)
14 May 2009

© Sigurđur Agnar Sigurbjörnsson

House Martin - Bćjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Heimaey (S)
12 May 2009

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Höfn (SE)
11 May 2009

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Ferjukot, Borgarfjörđur (W)
9 May 2009

© Sigurjón Einarsson

Grey Wagtail - Straumerla - Motacilla cinerea
Akureyri (N)
3 May 2009

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© Sigurđur Ingi Friđriksson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
3 May 2009

The fourth this spring.
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© Hrafn Óskarsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
3 May 2009

The fourth this spring.
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© Hrafn Óskarsson

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Larus philadelphia
Hvaleyri, Hafnarfjörđur (SW)
2 May 2009

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
2 May 2009

Female.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
2 May 2009

© Sveinn Jónsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 May 2009

First-summer.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akureyri (N)
29 April 2009

Adult drake.

© Ţorgils Sigurđsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 April 2009

Adult.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
26 April 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Fossvogur, Reykjavík (SW)
26 April 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavík (SW)
25 April 2009

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© Sindri Skúlason

Common Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Lake Tjörnin, Reykjavík (SW)
25 April 2009

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© Sindri Skúlason

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Vík, Lón (SE)
23 April 2009

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
23 April 2009

Female.

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Common Crane - Grátrana - Grus grus
Selárdalur, Steingrímsfjörđur (NW)
21 April 2009

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© Gunnar Logi Björnsson

Eurasian Hoopoe - Herfugl - Upupa epops
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
20 April 2009

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© Ingţór Eide Guđjónsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 April 2009

First-winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 April 2009

First-winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 April 2009

Second-winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
Heimaey (S)
19 April 2009

Female.

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Breiđdalsvík (E)
18 April 2009

Drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Rook - Bláhrafn - Corvus frugilegus
Borgarfjörđur eystri (E)
18 April 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Borgarfjörđur eystri (E)
18 April 2009

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Borgarfjörđur eystri (E)
18 April 2009

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Baulutjörn, Mýrar (SE)
17 April 2009

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Smyrlabjörg, Suđursveit (SE)
17 April 2009

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

House Sparrow - Gráspör - Passer domesticus
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
17 April 2009

Female, at this species' only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
17 April 2009

Female.
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© Hrafn Óskarsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Horn, Nes (SE)
16 April 2009

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2009

Adult.
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© Alex Máni

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2009

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2009

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
14 April 2009

Second-winter.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Mistle Thrush - Mistilţröstur - Turdus viscivorus
Neskaupstađur (E)
12 April 2009

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Mistle Thrush - Mistilţröstur - Turdus viscivorus
Neskaupstađur (E)
12 April 2009

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

House Sparrow - Gráspör - Passer domesticus
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
11 April 2009

Male, at this species' only breeding site in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Reynivellir, Suđursveit (SE)
11 April 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Neskaupstađur (E)
11 April 2009

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© Jón Guđmundsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Ţorlákshöfn (SW)
10 April 2009

Second-winter drake.

© Alex Máni

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringdúfa - Columba palumbus
Breiđabólsstađur, Suđursveit (SE)
10 April 2009

© Björn Arnarson

Rook - Bláhrafn - Corvus frugilegus
Leiti, Suđursveit (SE)
10 April 2009

© Björn Arnarson

Snow Goose - Snjógćs - Anser caerulescens
Hrísbrú, Mosfellsdalur (SW)
8 April 2009

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© Sindri Skúlason

Snow Goose - Snjógćs - Anser caerulescens
Hrísbrú, Mosfellsdalur (SW)
8 April 2009

Right, with a Greylag Goose.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Vatnsvik, Ţingvellir (SW)
8 April 2009

Male feeding a fledgling.

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Vatnsvik, Ţingvellir (SW)
8 April 2009

Two fledglings/juveniles.

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Vatnsvik, Ţingvellir (SW)
8 April 2009

Female.

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Snow Goose - Snjógćs - Anser caerulescens
Hrísbrú, Mosfellsdalur (SW)
7 April 2009

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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Snow Goose - Snjógćs - Anser caerulescens
Hrísbrú, Mosfellsdalur (SW)
7 April 2009

With Greylag Geese.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Blackcap - Hettusöngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
6 April 2009

Male, one of two wintering birds at this site.

© Sigurjón Einarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 April 2009

Adult winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 April 2009

Adult winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Larus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 April 2009

Adult winter.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
3 April 2009

Two second-winters.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 April 2009

Second-winter, a new individual.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 April 2009

Second-winter, a new individual.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 April 2009

Second-winter, a wintering bird.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 April 2009

Second-winter, a wintering bird.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

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