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Rare Birds in 2010

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Common Yellowthroat - GrÝmuskrÝkja - Geothlypis trichas
2nd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
30 September 2010

First-winter male.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Yellowthroat - GrÝmuskrÝkja - Geothlypis trichas
2nd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
30 September 2010

First-winter male.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Yellowthroat - GrÝmuskrÝkja - Geothlypis trichas
2nd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
30 September 2010

First-winter male.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Crane - Grßtrana - Grus grus
Skipalˇn, Eyjafj÷r­ur (N)
27 September 2010

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© Ey■ˇr Ingi Jˇnsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Heimaey (S)
26 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lesser Yellowlegs - HrÝsastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Heimaey (S)
26 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Wood Warbler - GrŠns÷ngvari - Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Ůorbj÷rn, GrindavÝk (SW)
17 September 2010

One of ten found this autumn (record year!).
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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Lesser Whitethroat - Netlus÷ngvari - Sylvia curruca
Fljˇtshverfi (S)
16 September 2010

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© Bob Dusek

Lesser Whitethroat - Netlus÷ngvari - Sylvia curruca
Fljˇtshverfi (S)
16 September 2010

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© Bob Dusek

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H˙savÝk (NE)
15 September 2010

Female and drake, both 2cy.

© Mßr H÷skuldsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H˙savÝk (NE)
15 September 2010

2cy drake.

© Mßr H÷skuldsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
25th for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
15 September 2010

The fifth for Heimaey in 3 years.
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© Ingvar A. Sigur­sson

Garden Warbler - Gar­s÷ngvari - Sylvia borin
Selfoss (S)
14 September 2010

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© Írn Ëskarsson

Barred Warbler - Hauks÷ngvari - Sylvia nisoria
H÷fn (SE)
13 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
12 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar A. Sigur­sson

Eurasian Hoopoe - Herfugl - Upupa epops
Flugusta­ir, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
12 September 2010

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
Krossger­i, Berufj÷r­ur (E)
12 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Eurasian Hoopoe - Herfugl - Upupa epops
Flugusta­ir, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
11 September 2010

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

House Martin - BŠjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Heimaey (S)
11 September 2010

Juvenile.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Barred Warbler - Hauks÷ngvari - Sylvia nisoria
Rannveigarsta­ir, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
11 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
M˙lakot, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
11 September 2010

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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Rey­arß, Lˇn (SE)
11 September 2010

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Spotted Flycatcher - GrßgrÝpur - Muscicapa striata
Rannveigarsta­ir, ┴lftafj÷r­ur (E)
11 September 2010

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Common Kestrel - Turnfßlki - Falco tinnunculus
Stapi, Nes (SE)
10 September 2010

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
Bakkatj÷rn/Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
Bakkatj÷rn/Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
Bakkatj÷rn/Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Common Swift - M˙rsv÷lungur - Apus apus
Gar­ur (SW)
10 September 2010

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Swift - M˙rsv÷lungur - Apus apus
Gar­ur (SW)
10 September 2010

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Redstart - Gar­askotta - Phoenicurus phoenicurus
H÷fn (SE)
10 September 2010

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Wood Warbler - GrŠns÷ngvari - Phylloscopus sibilatrix
Smyrlabj÷rg, Su­ursveit (SE)
10 September 2010

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Hnappavellir, ÍrŠfi (SE)
10 September 2010

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
10 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Common Kestrel - Turnfßlki - Falco tinnunculus
H÷fn (SE)
9 September 2010

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Little Stint - VeimiltÝta - Calidris minuta
┌tskßlar, Gar­ur (SW)
9 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - GrastÝta - Tryngites subruficollis
Heimaey (S)
7 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Willow Warbler - Laufs÷ngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Horn, Nes (SE)
7 September 2010

© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Sooty Shearwater - Grßskrofa - Puffinus griseus
At sea north of Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Green Sandpiper - Trjßstelkur - Tringa ochropus
6th for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Green Sandpiper - Trjßstelkur - Tringa ochropus
6th for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
5 September 2010

An unusually pale bird.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­skagi (SW)
5 September 2010

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­skagi (SW)
5 September 2010

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© Sveinn Jˇnsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­skagi (SW)
5 September 2010

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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Gar­skagi (SW)
5 September 2010

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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
HÚ­insh÷f­i, Tj÷rnes (NE)
4 September 2010

With Greylag Geese.
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© Mßr H÷skuldsson

Grey Plover - Grßlˇa - Pluvialis squatarola
H÷fn (SE)
4 September 2010

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
4 September 2010

Adult, with a Purple Sandpiper.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
4 September 2010

Adult, the first record for this island.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Heimaey (S)
4 September 2010

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Common Rosefinch - Rˇsafinka - Carpodacus erythrinus
Heimaey (S)
4 September 2010

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
31 August 2010

22 birds, part of a record 120 birds!
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
29 August 2010

Moulting drake.
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© Uku Paal

American Black Duck - Br˙n÷nd - Anas rubripes
HlÝ­arvatn, Selvogur (SW)
29 August 2010

Drake.
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© Uku Paal

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 August 2010

Possibly an adult hybrid Ring-billed x Common Gull.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 August 2010

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 August 2010

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 August 2010

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
27 August 2010

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Arnarstapi (W)
26 August 2010

Moulting drake.

© Uku Paal

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
25 August 2010

Possibly an adult hybrid Ring-billed x Common Gull.
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© Uku Paal

Wood Warbler - GrŠns÷ngvari - Phylloscopus sibilatrix
KvÝsker, ÍrŠfi (SE)
22 August 2010

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Eurasian Collared Dove - Tyrkjad˙fa - Streptopelia decaocto
Ormskot, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
21 August 2010

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© Sveinn Jˇnsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Va­latÝta - Calidris fuscicollis
Sandger­i (SW)
14 August 2010

Adult moulting into winter plumage.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Selfoss (SW)
13 August 2010

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© Írn Ëskarsson

Arctic Tern - KrÝa - Sterna paradisaea
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
14 July 2010

A melanistic juvenile !

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Arctic Tern - KrÝa - Sterna paradisaea
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
14 July 2010

A melanistic juvenile !

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Sigur­arsta­avÝk, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
11 July 2010

Moulting drake.

© Mattias Ullman

Canada Goose - KanadagŠs - Branta canadensis
HÚ­insh÷f­i, Tj÷rnes (NE)
5 July 2010

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© Mßr H÷skuldsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H˙savÝk (NE)
1 July 2010

First-summer drake (2cy).

© James Lidster

Steller's Eider - Blik÷nd - Polysticta stelleri
Blikalˇn, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE)
1 July 2010

Adult female, a long-staying bird.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

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