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Rare Birds in 2011

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King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H÷fn (SE)
20 December 2011

Second-winter (2cy) drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ivory Gull - ═smßfur - Pagophila eburnea
H÷fn (SE)
20 December 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ivory Gull - ═smßfur - Pagophila eburnea
H÷fn (SE)
20 December 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
18 December 2011

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© Alex Mßni

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
16 December 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Mistle Thrush - Mistil■r÷stur - Turdus viscivorus
═safj÷r­ur (NW)
15 December 2011

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© ┴g˙st Svavar

Mistle Thrush - Mistil■r÷stur - Turdus viscivorus
═safj÷r­ur (NW)
15 December 2011

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© ┴g˙st Svavar

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Mosfellsdalur (SW)
10 December 2011

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
10 December 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
10 December 2011

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Hen Harrier - Blßhei­ir - Circus cyaneus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
5 December 2011

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© Helgi Sk˙lason

Hen Harrier - Blßhei­ir - Circus cyaneus
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
5 December 2011

With a Common Raven.
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© Helgi Sk˙lason

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
4 December 2011

© Sindri Sk˙lason

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
3 December 2011

© Alex Mßni

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
3 December 2011

© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
3 December 2011

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
HlÝ­arvatn, Ílfus (SW)
1 December 2011

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Egilssta­ir (E)
30 November 2011

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© SkarphÚ­inn G. ١risson

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
30 November 2011

© Sindri Sk˙lason

Eurasian Woodcock - SkˇgarsnÝpa - Scolopax rusticola
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
29 November 2011

© Írn Ëskarsson

Common Moorhen - SefhŠna - Gallinula chloropus
HlÝ­arvatn, Selvogur (SW)
27 November 2011

Juvenile (1cy).
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝkurfitjar (SW)
26 November 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

White's Thrush - Fold■r÷stur - Zoothera dauma
4th for Iceland
HŠ­agar­ur, Nes (SE)
26 November 2011

Flew into a window and subsequently died.
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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Laughing Gull - Hlßturmßfur - Larus atricilla
GrindavÝk (SW)
25 November 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Laughing Gull - Hlßturmßfur - Larus atricilla
Dj˙pivogur (E)
24 November 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© AndrÚs Sk˙lason

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Sey­isfj÷r­ur (E)
22 November 2011

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© Gunnlaugur Hafsteinsson

Common Goldeneye - Hvin÷nd - Bucephala clangula
River Sog (SW)
20 November 2011

Drake (left) with a Barrow's Goldeneye.

© Alex Mßni

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
Sˇlheimahjßleiga, Mřrdalur (S)
19 November 2011

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
VÝkur, Reykjanes (SW)
18 November 2011

Adult drake (right) with Common Eiders.

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Velvet Scoter - Korp÷nd - Melanitta fusca
VÝkur, Reykjanes (SW)
18 November 2011

Adult drake.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Eurasian Curlew - Fj÷ruspˇi - Numenius arquata
Sandger­i (SW)
18 November 2011

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Fornustekkar, Nes (SE)
16 November 2011

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© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
14 November 2011

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© Alex Mßni

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
14 November 2011

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© Alex Mßni

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
14 November 2011

© Alex Mßni

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Selfoss (S)
13 November 2011

Female.

© Sindri Sk˙lason

Common Chiffchaff - Grans÷ngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
M˙lakot, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
13 November 2011

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Isabelline (Daurian) Shrike - Bleiksvarri - Lanius isabellinus
1st for Iceland
Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE)
13 November 2011

Adult male, ssp. isabellinus.

© Bj÷rn G. Arnarson

Garden Warbler - Gar­s÷ngvari - Sylvia borin
Selfoss (S)
12 November 2011

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© Írn Ëskarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Heimaey (S)
8 November 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Little Gull - Dvergmßfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Heimaey (S)
8 November 2011

First-winter (1cy).
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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Stokkseyri (S)
8 November 2011

Female.

© Alex Mßni

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝkurfitjar (SW)
6 November 2011

Adult drake.
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© Alex Mßni

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
GrindavÝk (SW)
6 November 2011

Male.

© Alex Mßni

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Selfoss (S)
6 November 2011

Female.

© Írn Ëskarsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
5 November 2011

Female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
5 November 2011

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
GrindavÝk (SW)
5 November 2011

Male.

© Sindri Sk˙lason

Great Grey Shrike - Grßsvarri - Lanius excubitor
8th for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
5 November 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
5 November 2011

Male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
5 November 2011

Female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝkurfitjar (SW)
4 November 2011

Adult drake.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Mistle Thrush - Mistil■r÷stur - Turdus viscivorus
HŠ­agar­ur, Nes (SE)
4 November 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Great Grey Shrike - Grßsvarri - Lanius excubitor
8th for Iceland
St÷­varfj÷r­ur (E)
4 November 2011

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© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
6th for Iceland
M˙lakot, SÝ­a (S)
1 November 2011

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
6th for Iceland
M˙lakot, SÝ­a (S)
1 November 2011

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
5th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
1 November 2011

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Cattle Egret - K˙hegri - Bubulcus ibis
5th for Iceland
H÷fn (SE)
1 November 2011

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
H÷fn (SE)
1 November 2011

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© DanÝel Bergmann

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Heimaey (S)
1 November 2011

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Stokkseyri (S)
1 November 2011

Female.

© Alex Mßni

Blackcap - Hettus÷ngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Stokkseyri (S)
1 November 2011

Female.

© Alex Mßni

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
GrindavÝk (SW)
31 October 2011

© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Eurasian Bittern - Sef■vari - Botaurus stellaris
5th for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
30 October 2011

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© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Eurasian Bittern - Sef■vari - Botaurus stellaris
5th for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
30 October 2011

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© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Eurasian Reed Warbler - Sefs÷ngvari - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Sandger­i (SW)
29 October 2011

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Eurasian Reed Warbler - Sefs÷ngvari - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Sandger­i (SW)
29 October 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
HraunsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
28 October 2011

Female or juvenile.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
Hvaleyrarlˇn, Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
28 October 2011

Juvenile (1cy).

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

white morph Gyr Falcon - HvÝtfßlki - Falco rusticolus 'candicans'
Gar­ur (SW)
28 October 2011

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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝkurfitjar (SW)
27 October 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Song Thrush - S÷ng■r÷stur - Turdus philomelos
ArfadalsvÝk, GrindavÝk (SW)
27 October 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
26 October 2011

© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Common Yellowthroat - GrÝmuskrÝkja - Geothlypis trichas
3rd for Iceland
Hafurbjarnarsta­ir, Mi­nes (SW)
26 October 2011

Female.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
24 October 2011

Adult.
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© DanÝel Bergmann

Velvet Scoter - Korp÷nd - Melanitta fusca
VÝkur, Reykjanes (SW)
16 October 2011

Adult drake.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi
VÝkur, Reykjanes (SW)
16 October 2011

Adult drake, ssp. deglandi.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Little Bittern - Rindil■vari - Ixobrychus minutus
2nd for Iceland
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
16 October 2011

Juvenile. This first was found washed ashore in May 1823!
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© Jochen Kattoll

Little Bittern - Rindil■vari - Ixobrychus minutus
2nd for Iceland
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
16 October 2011

Juvenile. This first was found washed ashore in May 1823!
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© Jochen Kattoll

Pied Flycatcher - FlekkugrÝpur - Ficedula hypoleuca
H÷fn (SE)
14 October 2011

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
Gar­ur (SW)
11 October 2011

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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
11 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
11 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
11 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
11 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 October 2011

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 October 2011

Adult.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
10 October 2011

Adult.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Eurasian Curlew - Fj÷ruspˇi - Numenius arquata
Sandger­i (SW)
8 October 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
8 October 2011

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Gar­ur (SW)
7 October 2011

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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Gar­ur (SW)
7 October 2011

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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
4 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Snow Goose - SnjˇgŠs - Anser caerulescens
Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllˇa - Pluvialis dominica
Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

Adult moulting.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Gar­skagi (SW)
3 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Gar­skagi (SW)
3 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Curlew Sandpiper - SpˇatÝta - Calidris ferruginea
Gar­skagi (SW)
3 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
3 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pacific Golden Plover - Glitlˇa - Pluvialis fulva
1st for Iceland
Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011
Left, with a European Golden Plover.

© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Alex Mßni

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Hafurbjarnarsta­ir, Mi­nes (SW)
2 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Alex Mßni

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Two birds.
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© Alex Mßni

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Two birds.
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© Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Two birds.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Two birds.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW)
2 October 2011

Two birds.
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© Írn Ëskarsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Gar­skagi (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Gar­skagi (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Pectoral Sandpiper - RßkatÝta - Calidris melanotos
Gar­skagi (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - GrastÝta - Tryngites subruficollis
┴sgar­ur, Gar­ur (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Gar­skagi (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Ruff - R˙kragi - Philomachus pugnax
Gar­skagi (SW)
1 October 2011

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
29th for Iceland
┌tskßlar, Gar­ur (SW)
1 October 2011

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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
29th for Iceland
┌tskßlar, Gar­ur (SW)
1 October 2011

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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Buff-bellied Pipit - Hei­atittlingur - Anthus rubescens
29th for Iceland
Gar­ur (SW)
1 October 2011

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

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