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Rare Birds in 2011

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Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Hlíđarvatn, Selvogur (SW)
30 June 2011

Part of a 13 bird flock!
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© Harald Haag

Short-billed Dowitcher - Snípuduđra - Limnodromus griseus
1st for Iceland
Hlíđarvatn, Selvogur (SW)
30 June 2011

Adult (ssp. griseus).

© Harald Haag

Short-billed Dowitcher - Snípuduđra - Limnodromus griseus
1st for Iceland
Hlíđarvatn, Selvogur (SW)
30 June 2011

Adult (ssp. griseus).

© Harald Haag

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
South Iceland
30 June 2011

At least three pairs were found with young this summer.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Kaldbakstjarnir, Húsavík (NE)
29 June 2011

Drake.
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© Már Höskuldsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
24 June 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
24 June 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
21 June 2011

Male of a pair that raised young at this site this summer.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Collared Dove - Tyrkjadúfa - Streptopelia decaocto
Garđur (SW)
16 June 2011

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Smew - Hvítönd - Mergellus albellus
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
12 June 2011

Adult pair.
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© Alex Máni

Smew - Hvítönd - Mergellus albellus
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
11 June 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Smew - Hvítönd - Mergellus albellus
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
11 June 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Tern - Kolţerna - Chlidonias niger
Vík, Mýrdalur (S)
11 June 2011

Ssp. niger.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Black Tern - Kolţerna - Chlidonias niger
Vík, Mýrdalur (S)
11 June 2011

Ssp. niger, with an Arctic Tern.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
9 June 2011

Drake.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
9 June 2011

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Smew - Hvítönd - Mergellus albellus
Hryggir, Mýrdalur (S)
9 June 2011

A drake Lesser Scaup (right) with a pair of Smews.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Siglufjörđur (N)
8 June 2011

Adult drake.

© Sigurđur Ćgisson

Common x King Eider - Ćđarfugl x Ćđarkóngur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Hestfjörđur, Ísafjarđardjúp (NW)
8 June 2011

Adult drake with a female Common Eider.
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© Einar Ó. Haraldsson

Grey Plover - Grálóa - Pluvialis squatarola
Höskuldarnes, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
5 June 2011

With a Red Knot.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Grey Plover - Grálóa - Pluvialis squatarola
Höskuldarnes, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
5 June 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hrísastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Gegnisvík, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
5 June 2011

Right, with a Common Redshank.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hrísastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Gegnisvík, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
5 June 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hrísastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Gegnisvík, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
5 June 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Plover - Grálóa - Pluvialis squatarola
Djúpivogur (E)
4 June 2011

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© Sigurjón Einarsson

Steller's Eider - Blikönd - Polysticta stelleri
Brúará, Grímsnes (SW)
3 June 2011

Adult drake, the first record for the southern lowlands.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Steller's Eider - Blikönd - Polysticta stelleri
Brúará, Grímsnes (SW)
3 June 2011

Adult drake, the first record for the southern lowlands.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Lake Elliđavatn (SW)
3 June 2011

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© Óskar Andri

House Martin - Bćjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Álftanes (SW)
3 June 2011

© Alex Máni

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Snćfoksstađir, Grímsnes (SW)
3 June 2011

Male feeding two young.

© Örn Óskarsson

American Wigeon - Ljóshöfđaönd - Anas americana
Kristnestjörn, Eyjafjarđarsveit (N)
2 June 2011

Drake.
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© Sigurjón Einarsson

Curlew Sandpiper - Spóatíta - Calidris ferruginea
Kasthúsatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
1 June 2011

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Curlew Sandpiper - Spóatíta - Calidris ferruginea
Álftanes (SW)
31 May 2011

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© Alex Máni

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - Austrćn blesgćs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Miđhús, Garđur (SW)
30 May 2011

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Bíldudalur (NW)
30 May 2011

Adult drake.

© Sigurđur Ćgisson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Álftanes (SW)
30 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Alex Máni

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Álftanes (SW)
30 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Alex Máni

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
29 May 2011

Adult drake, moulting?

© Már Höskuldsson

Sabine's Gull - Ţernumáfur - Xema sabini
Hafnir (SW)
28 May 2011

Adult.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Sabine's Gull - Ţernumáfur - Xema sabini
Hafnir (SW)
28 May 2011

Adult.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kaldbakstjarnir, Húsavík (NE)
28 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Már Höskuldsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kaldbakstjarnir, Húsavík (NE)
28 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Már Höskuldsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
River Sog (SW)
27 May 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Sabine's Gull - Ţernumáfur - Xema sabini
Hafnir (SW)
27 May 2011

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ruff - Rúkragi - Philomachus pugnax
Skútustađir, Mývatnssveit (NE)
26 May 2011

Male.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
26 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
26 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Grindavík area (SW)
25 May 2011

Two drakes.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Garđur (SW)
23 May 2011

Female.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
22 May 2011

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© Jeroen Reneerkens

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
22 May 2011

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© Jeroen Reneerkens

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
22 May 2011

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
21 May 2011

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Garđur (SW)
21 May 2011

Female.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 May 2011

A different bird from the one on 17th May 2011.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Sandpiper - Lindastelkur - Actitis hypoleucos
11th for Iceland
Syđradalsvatn, Bolungarvík (NW)
19 May 2011

With a bunch of other birds.
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© Böđvar Ţórisson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Sandgerđi (SW)
18 May 2011

Male.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 May 2011

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Daltjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 May 2011

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© Sveinn Jónsson

Sand Martin - Bakkasvala - Riparia riparia
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
17 May 2011

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© Alex Máni

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Vatnsmýrin, Reykjavík (SW)
17 May 2011

© Alex Máni

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Siglufjörđur (N)
17 May 2011

Presumably this species, thought to belong to the ssp. exilipes.

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

European Bee-eater - Býsvelgur - Merops apiaster
2nd for Iceland
Siglufjörđur (N)
16 May 2011

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

European Bee-eater - Býsvelgur - Merops apiaster
2nd for Iceland
Siglufjörđur (N)
16 May 2011

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

European Bee-eater - Býsvelgur - Merops apiaster
2nd for Iceland
Siglufjörđur (N)
16 May 2011

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© Sigurđur Ćgisson

European Bee-eater - Býsvelgur - Merops apiaster
2nd for Iceland
Siglufjörđur (N)
16 May 2011

Typical bee-eater habitat...?
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© Sigurđur Ćgisson

European Bee-eater - Býsvelgur - Merops apiaster
2nd for Iceland
Siglufjörđur (N)
16 May 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Rif (W)
13 May 2011

Drake.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Black Redstart - Húsaskotta - Phoenicurus ochruros
Höfn (SE)
12 May 2011

Male, first May record for Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Redstart - Húsaskotta - Phoenicurus ochruros
Höfn (SE)
12 May 2011

Male, first May record for Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Hooded Crow - Grákráka - Corvus corone cornix
Kvísker, Örćfi (SE)
12 May 2011

Local naturalist Hálfdán Björnsson about to release the bird after ringing.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
Brekka, Lón (SE)
12 May 2011

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Sedge Warbler - Síkjasöngvari - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Höfn (SE)
11 May 2011

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Hooded Crow - Grákráka - Corvus corone cornix
Kvísker, Örćfi (SE)
11 May 2011

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© Björn Gísli Arnarson

Spotted Flycatcher - Grágrípur - Muscicapa striata
Horn, Nes (SE)
10 May 2011

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Kaldbakur, Húsavík (NE)
9 May 2011

Drake.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Grindavík (SW)
8 May 2011

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Redstart - Húsaskotta - Phoenicurus ochruros
Höfn (SE)
8 May 2011

Male, first May record for Iceland.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Black Redstart - Húsaskotta - Phoenicurus ochruros
Höfn (SE)
8 May 2011

Male, first May record for Iceland.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Austrćn margćs - Branta bernicla bernicla
Álftanes (SW)
6 May 2011

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Urriđakotsvatn (SW)
6 May 2011

Female.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Pomarine Skua - Ískjói - Stercorarius pomarinus
Ţorlákshöfn (SW)
6 May 2011

Adult.

© Alex Máni

Pomarine Skua - Ískjói - Stercorarius pomarinus
Ţorlákshöfn (SW)
6 May 2011

Adult.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Yellow-legged Gull - Klapparmáfur - Larus michahellis
4th for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
6 May 2011

Subadult, with Lesser Black-backed and Herring Gulls.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
5 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Eyrarbakki (S)
5 May 2011

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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
5 May 2011

Adult.
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© Jóhann Óli Hilmarsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
South Iceland
5 May 2011

Adult.
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© Örn Óskarsson

House Martin - Bćjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Grindavík (SW)
5 May 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Leirhöfn, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
4 May 2011

Drake, with a female Tufted Duck.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Steller's Eider - Blikönd - Polysticta stelleri
Blikalón, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
4 May 2011

Adult female, with Common Eiders.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Grjótnes, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
4 May 2011

Two males and a female.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Grjótnes, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
4 May 2011

Female.
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© Gaukur Hjartarson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Kríutjörn, Nes (SE)
3 May 2011

Pair, records of females are very rare in Iceland.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Rook - Bláhrafn - Corvus frugilegus
Djúpivogur (E)
3 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).

© Andrés Skúlason

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
2 May 2011

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Larus philadelphia
Breiđabólsstađatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
2 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Gunnlaugur Sigurjónsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Höfn (SE)
2 May 2011

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Fossvogur's cemetery, Reykjavík (SW)
2 May 2011

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Fossvogur's cemetery, Reykjavík (SW)
2 May 2011

Female.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Larus philadelphia
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
1 May 2011

First-summer (2cy).
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
1 May 2011

Singing male.
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© Björn Gísli Arnarson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
30 April 2011

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
30 April 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ruff - Rúkragi - Philomachus pugnax
Höfn (SE)
29 April 2011

Male.
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© Björn Gísli Arnarson

Ruff - Rúkragi - Philomachus pugnax
Höfn (SE)
29 April 2011

Male.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Egret - Bjarthegri - Egretta garzetta
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
28 April 2011

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© Jónína Guđrún Óskarsdóttir

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
27 April 2011

© Sigurjón Einarsson

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
27 April 2011

© Sigurjón Einarsson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Búđir, Fáskrúđsfjörđur (E)
27 April 2011

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© Jónína Guđrún Óskarsdóttir

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Höfđagerđissandur, Tjörnes (NE)
27 April 2011

Male.
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© Már Höskuldsson

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
26 April 2011

Simply superb!

© Ómar Runólfsson

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
26 April 2011

© Ómar Runólfsson

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
26 April 2011

© Ómar Runólfsson

Sora - Sorarella - Porzana carolina
1st for Iceland
Hali, Suđursveit (SE)
26 April 2011

© Ómar Runólfsson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Baulutjörn, Mýrar (SE)
26 April 2011

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
26 April 2011

Adult moulting into summer plumage.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Blackcap - Hettusöngvari - Sylvia atricapilla
Askur, Djúpivogur (E)
26 April 2011

Male.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Austrćn margćs - Branta bernicla bernicla
Álftanes (SW)
25 April 2011

Adult, with Pale-bellied Brent Geese.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Ţórkötlustađir, Grindavík (SW)
24 April 2011

Adult drake.
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© Anton Ísak Óskarsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Ţórkötlustađir, Grindavík (SW)
24 April 2011

Adult drake and two females. Four Surf Scoters and one Bufflehead have now been found in 3 days in SW Iceland!
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© Anton Ísak Óskarsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Ţórkötlustađir, Grindavík (SW)
24 April 2011

Pair.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Ţórkötlustađir, Grindavík (SW)
24 April 2011

Pair.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Dunnock - Runntítla - Prunella modularis
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
24 April 2011

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© Jónína Guđrún Óskarsdóttir

Bufflehead - Hjálmönd - Bucephala albeola
4th for Iceland
Hafnir (SW)
23 April 2011

First-winter drake.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Bufflehead - Hjálmönd - Bucephala albeola
4th for Iceland
Hafnir (SW)
23 April 2011

First-winter drake, with Harlequin Ducks.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Garđur (SW)
23 April 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Ferjunes, Flói (S)
22 April 2011

With Greenland White-fronted Geese.
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© Ómar Runólfsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Hraunsvík, Grindavík (SW)
22 April 2011

Female.
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© Stefán Áki Ragnarsson

Surf Scoter - Krákönd - Melanitta perspicillata
Hraunsvík, Grindavík (SW)
22 April 2011

Female.
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© Stefán Áki Ragnarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
22 April 2011

Adult moulting into summer plumage.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
22 April 2011

Female.

© Hrafn Óskarsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Tumastađir, Fljótshlíđ (S)
22 April 2011

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© Hrafn Óskarsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
21 April 2011

Adult moulting into summer plumage.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
20 April 2011

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
20 April 2011

First-winter (2cy).
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Bolungarvík (NW)
17 April 2011

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© Böđvar Ţórisson

American Wigeon - Ljóshöfđaönd - Anas americana
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
16 April 2011

Pair. One of a very few records of a female in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Mosfellsdalur (SW)
16 April 2011

Male, presumably of ssp. hornemanni.

© Ómar Runólfsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2011

Three adults, a rare sight in Iceland!
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Búđir, Fáskrúđsfjörđur (E)
14 April 2011

Male.
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© Sigurjón Einarsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Búđir, Fáskrúđsfjörđur (E)
14 April 2011

Male.
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© Sigurjón Einarsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
13 April 2011

Male.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
12 April 2011

One of three adults at this site.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
12 April 2011

The second of three adults at this site.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Whiskered Tern - Skeggţerna - Chlidonias hybrida
3rd for Iceland
At sea, NE of Vestfirđir (NW)
12 April 2011

This bird landed on a ship on 11 April and was brought to land the following day.
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© Westfjords Natural History Institute

Whiskered Tern - Skeggţerna - Chlidonias hybrida
3rd for Iceland
At sea, NE of Vestfirđir (NW)
12 April 2011

This bird landed on a ship on 11 April and was brought to land the following day.
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© Westfjords Natural History Institute

Common Chiffchaff - Gransöngvari - Phylloscopus collybita
Höfn (SE)
12 April 2011

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Velvet Scoter - Korpönd - Melanitta fusca
Heimaey (S)
11 April 2011

First-winter (2cy) drake, with a Common Scoter and Common Eiders.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Höfn (SE)
10 April 2011

© Björn Gísli Arnarson

House Martin - Bćjasvala - Delichon urbicum
Höfn (SE)
10 April 2011

© Björn Gísli Arnarson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Reykjavík (SW)
10 April 2011

Presumably an Arctic Redpoll.

© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Heimaey (S)
9 April 2011

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Hawfinch - Kjarnbítur - Coccothraustes coccothraustes
Búđir, Fáskrúđsfjörđur (E)
9 April 2011

Male.
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© Jónína Guđrún Óskarsdóttir

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
6 April 2011

One of three adults at this site. This bird has been seen there on and off since March 2009!
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Dunnock - Runntítla - Prunella modularis
Höfn (SE)
4 April 2011

Singing male.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

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