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Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Vík, Mýrdalur (S)
29 September 2012

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© Alex Máni

Blyth's Reed Warbler - Elrisöngvari - Acrocephalus dumetorum
8th for Iceland
Melrakkanes, Álftafjörđur (E)
25 September 2012

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Barred Warbler - Hauksöngvari - Sylvia nisoria
Höfn (SE)
25 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Common Whitethroat - Ţyrnisöngvari - Sylvia communis
Ţiljuvellir, Berufjörđur (E)
25 September 2012

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
25 September 2012

Three together.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Stöđvarfjörđur (E)
25 September 2012

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
24 September 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Ţorbjörn, Grindavík (SW)
24 September 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Ţorbjörn, Grindavík (SW)
24 September 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
23 September 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
22 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Ţorgils Sigurđsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Arfadalsvík, Grindavík (SW)
20 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 September 2012

A returning adult (6cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 September 2012

Adult.
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© Auđur Matthíasdóttir

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Útskálar, Garđur (SW)
19 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Garđur (SW)
19 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Garđur (SW)
19 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
19 September 2012

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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Garđur (SW)
18 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Skúlason

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Garđur (SW)
18 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
18 September 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heimaey (S)
18 September 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
16 September 2012

Juvenile drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
16 September 2012

Juvenile drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Baird's Sandpiper - Leirutíta - Calidris bairdii
5th for Iceland
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile, first since 2000.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Baird's Sandpiper - Leirutíta - Calidris bairdii
5th for Iceland
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile, first since 2000.
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© Gunnar Ţór Hallgrímsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Garđur (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Alex Máni

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Útskálar, Garđur (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Arfadalsvík, Grindavík (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Alex Máni

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Arfadalsvík, Grindavík (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Alex Máni

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Arfadalsvík, Grindavík (SW)
16 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Útskálar, Garđur (SW)
16 September 2012

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© Alex Máni

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Útskálar, Garđur (SW)
16 September 2012

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
15 September 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Stađur, Grindavík (SW)
15 September 2012

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© Sveinn Jónsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Garđur (SW)
15 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
15 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Gerđar, Garđur (SW)
15 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Arnarhóll, Miđnes (SW)
14 September 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Arnarhóll, Miđnes (SW)
14 September 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Arnarhóll, Miđnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
13 September 2012

Juvenile moulting into first-winter (1cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Mourning Dove - Tregadúfa - Zenaida macroura
2nd for Iceland
Heimaey (S)
12 September 2012

Captured by a cat on 5 Sept and died in captivity on 13 Sept. The first was also
recorded on Heimaey (Oct 1995).
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
11 September 2012

Adult 'queen' (right) and four juveniles.

© Már Höskuldsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmáfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
9 September 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljóshöfđaönd - Anas americana
Njarđvíkurfitjar (SW)
7 September 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Miđhús, Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Miđhús, Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Miđhús, Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Garđur (SW)
7 September 2012

Two juveniles.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Fitjatíta - Calidris pusilla
Miđhús, Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

Two juveniles.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Ásgarđur, Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Ásgarđur, Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Citrine Wagtail - Mýrerla - Motacilla citreola
Höfn (SE)
6 September 2012

Juvenile.
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© Björn Arnarson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Garđur (SW)
6 September 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Garđur (SW)
2 September 2012

Adult.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
2 September 2012

Male.

© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
2 September 2012

Female.

© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
2 September 2012

Male.

© Sveinn Jónsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
2 September 2012

Male (left) with a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit.

© Sveinn Jónsson

Peregrine Falcon - Förufálki - Falco peregrinus
Landeyjar (S)
1 September 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
30 August 2012

Male.

© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
29 August 2012

Male.

© Sindri Skúlason

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
29 August 2012

First-summer moulting into second-winter (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
28 August 2012

Male.

© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
28 August 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Grey Heron - Gráhegri - Ardea cinerea
Bjarnanesrot, Nes (SE)
27 August 2012

Immature.

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

American Golden Plover - Gulllóa - Pluvialis dominica
Útskálar, Garđur (SW)
27 August 2012

Adult.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Eurasian Curlew - Fjöruspói - Numenius arquata
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
27 August 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Höfn (SE)
26 August 2012

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Eurasian Curlew - Fjöruspói - Numenius arquata
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
26 August 2012

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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Eurasian Curlew - Fjöruspói - Numenius arquata
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
26 August 2012

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© Sindri Skúlason

Eurasian Curlew - Fjöruspói - Numenius arquata
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
26 August 2012

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© Sveinn Jónsson

Great Shearwater - Hettuskrofa - Puffinus gravis
Skjálfandi bay (NE)
25 August 2012

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© José Ardaiz

Great Shearwater - Hettuskrofa - Puffinus gravis
Skjálfandi bay (NE)
25 August 2012

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© José Ardaiz

Eurasian Curlew - Fjöruspói - Numenius arquata
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
23 August 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
9 August 2012

Adult with a young, the only breeding pair recorded this summer.
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© Alex Máni

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 August 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 August 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
31 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sindri Skúlason

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sindri Skúlason

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Grímsey (N)
24 July 2012

Adult.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Grastíta - Tryngites subruficollis
Grímsey (N)
24 July 2012

Adult, earliest-ever "autumn" record.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Grímsey (N)
23 July 2012

Adult (right) with a Dunlin.
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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappajađrakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandgerđi (SW)
22 July 2012

Adult female.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
20 July 2012

Adult.
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© Julien Gonin

Willow Warbler - Laufsöngvari - Phylloscopus trochilus
Hof, Örćfi (SE)
20 July 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 July 2012

Adult.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 July 2012

Adult.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
18 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Little Stint - Veimiltíta - Calidris minuta
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

White-rumped Sandpiper - Vađlatíta - Calidris fuscicollis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 July 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Steller's Eider - Blikönd - Polysticta stelleri
Borgarfjörđur eystri (E)
16 July 2012

Adult drake, moulting, with Harlequin Ducks. Present at this site since Jan 1998!
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© Julien Gonin

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Búđir (W)
9 July 2012

First-summer (2cy) 'queen' (right) with Common Eiders.

© Julien Gonin

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringdúfa - Columba palumbus
Fljótshlíđ (S)
8 July 2012

© Alex Máni

Lesser Whitethroat - Netlusöngvari - Sylvia curruca
Breiđdalsvík (E)
1 July 2012

Singing male.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

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