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Rare Birds in 2009

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American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐 (SW)
29 March 2009

Adult drake, with a female Eurasian Wigeon.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar饁韐 (SW)
29 March 2009

Second-winter drake.

© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Grey Heron - Gr醜egri - Ardea cinerea
Lake Elli餫vatn (SW)
24 March 2009

© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Gar餫b鎟 (SW)
22 March 2009

© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Sand Martin - Bakkasvala - Riparia riparia
Heimaey (S)
21 March 2009

Earliest ever record for this species in Iceland.
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© Sigur饀r Agnar Sigurbj鰎nsson

Barn Swallow / Sand Martin - Land- og bakkasvala - Hirundo rustica / Riparia riparia
Heimaey (S)
21 March 2009

The Barn Swallow is to the right. These are the first March records for both
species in Iceland!! Previous records were 6 April (Barn Swallow)
and 24 April (Sand Martin).
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© Sigur饀r Agnar Sigurbj鰎nsson

Barn Swallow / Sand Martin - Land- og bakkasvala - Hirundo rustica / Riparia riparia
Heimaey (S)
21 March 2009

The Barn Swallow is to the left.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Barn Swallow / Sand Martin - Land- og bakkasvala - Hirundo rustica / Riparia riparia
Heimaey (S)
21 March 2009

The Barn Swallow is to the left.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Northern Shoveler - Skei瘀nd - Anas clypeata
Hafnarfj鰎饀r (SW)
14 March 2009

A rare breeding species in Iceland, and even rarer in winter! This drake is here
for its 3rd consecutive winter.

© Sindri Sk鷏ason

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Hafnarfj鰎饀r (SW)
14 March 2009

Second-winter (3cy), same as below.
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© Sveinn J髇sson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
11 March 2009

Second-winter (3cy).
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© Alex M醤i

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar饁韐 (SW)
7 March 2009

Second-winter (3cy) drake.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar饁韐 (SW)
7 March 2009

Adult female.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar饁韐 (SW)
7 March 2009

Adult female.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Grey Plover - Gr醠骯 - Pluvialis squatarola
Sandger餴 (SW)
7 March 2009

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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja餽akan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger餴 (SW)
7 March 2009

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei餸鰎k (SW)
6 March 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei餸鰎k (SW)
4 March 2009

Male.

© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei餸鰎k (SW)
4 March 2009

Female.

© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Sn鎓okssta餴r, Gr韒snes (SW)
27 February 2009

Nine (eight males and one female).

© 謗n 觭karsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Hafnarfj鰎饀r (SW)
23 February 2009

Adult female.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Siglufj鰎饀r (N)
21 February 2009

Adult drake.

© Sigur饀r 苂isson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring鰊d - Aythya collaris
Lake Elli餫vatn (SW)
15 February 2009

Adult drake (left), with Tufted Ducks.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Bufflehead - Hj醠m鰊d - Bucephala albeola
3rd for Iceland
辤nganes, Nes (SE)
11 February 2009

Adult drake, with a Common Goldeneye.
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© Dan韊l Bergmann

Bufflehead - Hj醠m鰊d - Bucephala albeola
3rd for Iceland
辤nganes, Nes (SE)
11 February 2009

Adult drake, with a Common Goldeneye.
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© Dan韊l Bergmann

Bufflehead - Hj醠m鰊d - Bucephala albeola
3rd for Iceland
辤nganes, Nes (SE)
11 February 2009

Adult drake, with Common Goldeneyes.
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© Dan韊l Bergmann

Eurasian Woodcock - Sk骻arsn韕a - Scolopax rusticola
V韋ilssta餴r, Gar餫b鎟 (SW)
11 February 2009

It barely survived an attack from Ravens!

© J骽annes G. Sk鷏ason

European Robin - Gl骲rystingur - Erithacus rubecula
Grafarvogur, Reykjav韐 (SW)
11 February 2009

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Skri饀fellssk骻ur, 辥髍s醨dalur (S)
9 February 2009

© Hrafn 觭karsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
辭rl醟sh鰂n (SW)
8 February 2009

Female.

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
辭rl醟sh鰂n (SW)
8 February 2009

Female.

© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Surf Scoter - Kr醟鰊d - Melanitta perspicillata
Hafnir (SW)
8 February 2009

Female, with Harlequin Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Surf Scoter - Kr醟鰊d - Melanitta perspicillata
Hafnir (SW)
8 February 2009

Female, with Harlequin Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Bufflehead - Hj醠m鰊d - Bucephala albeola
3rd for Iceland
H鰂n (SE)
7 February 2009

Adult drake, same as on 1 February.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Common x King Eider - Kynblendingur 骛arfugls og 骛ark髇gs - Somateria mollissima x S. spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
6 February 2009

Drake.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Ring-necked x Tufted Duck - Kynblendingur hring- og sk鷉andar - Aythya collaris x A. fuligula
Tj鰎nin, Reykjav韐 (SW)
5 February 2009

Present for its 4th consecutive winter.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hraunger餴, 羖ftaver (S)
4 February 2009

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© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hraunger餴, 羖ftaver (S)
4 February 2009

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© J骽ann 觢i Hilmarsson

Common x King Eider - Kynblendingur 骛arfugls og 骛ark髇gs - Somateria mollissima x S. spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
3 February 2009

Drake, with Common Eiders.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

white morph Gyr Falcon - Hv韙f醠ki - Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Holts髎, Eyjafj鰈l (S)
2 February 2009

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
1 February 2009

Drake.
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© Sigurj髇 Einarsson

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
1 February 2009

Drake.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
1 February 2009

Drake.
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© Sindri Sk鷏ason

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
1 February 2009

Drake, with Common Eiders.

© Sigur饀r Agnar Sigurbj鰎nsson

Bufflehead - Hj醠m鰊d - Bucephala albeola
3rd for Iceland
Dynjandi, Nes (SE)
1 February 2009

Adult drake.
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© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

white morph Gyr Falcon - Hv韙f醠ki - Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Tj鰎nin, Reykjav韐 (SW)
31 January 2009

First-winter.
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© Sveinn J髇sson

white morph Gyr Falcon - Hv韙f醠ki - Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Tj鰎nin, Reykjav韐 (SW)
31 January 2009

First-winter.
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© Sveinn J髇sson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
農astask骻ur, Gr韒snes (SW)
31 January 2009

Pair.

© 謗n 觭karsson

American Wigeon - Lj髎h鰂餫鰊d - Anas americana
Njar饁韐urfitjar (SW)
28 January 2009

The two wintering drakes.
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Gar餫b鎟 (SW)
28 January 2009

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
H鰂n (SE)
27 January 2009

© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
26 January 2009

Drake.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Heimaey (S)
26 January 2009

© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hraunger餴, 羖ftaver (S)
22 January 2009

First mid-winter record of this species in Iceland.
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© 摅rir N. Kjartansson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hraunger餴, 羖ftaver (S)
22 January 2009

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© 摅rir N. Kjartansson

Common Crane - Gr醫rana - Grus grus
Hraunger餴, 羖ftaver (S)
22 January 2009

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© 摅rir N. Kjartansson

Ivory Gull - 蛃m醘ur - Pagophila eburnea
Heimaey (S)
21 January 2009

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Ivory Gull - 蛃m醘ur - Pagophila eburnea
Heimaey (S)
19 January 2009

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur餾son

Green-winged Teal - R醟鰊d - Anas carolinensis
Grafarvogur, Reykjav韐 (SW)
18 January 2009

Drake (right) with two Eurasian Teals.
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© Gunnar 摅r Hallgr韒sson

Northern Shoveler - Skei瘀nd - Anas clypeata
Hafnarfj鰎饀r (SW)
18 January 2009

A rare breeding species in Iceland, and even rarer in winter! This drake is here
for its 3rd consecutive winter.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

King Eider - 起ark髇gur - Somateria spectabilis
Hafnarfj鰎饀r (SW)
18 January 2009

Female.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei餸鰎k (SW)
18 January 2009

Male.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei餸鰎k (SW)
18 January 2009

Female.

© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
H鰂n (SE)
10 January 2009

© Brynj鷏fur Brynj髄fsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Sta餫rbakki, Flj髏shl眇 (S)
8 January 2009

© Hrafn 觭karsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringm醘ur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj鰎n, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 January 2009

Second-winter (3cy).
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© Sigmundur 羢geirsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selh鰂餴, 辥髍s醨dalur (S)
2 January 2009

Male.

© 謗n 觭karsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Selh鰂餴, 辥髍s醨dalur (S)
2 January 2009

Female.

© 謗n 觭karsson

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