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Bar-headed Goose - Taumgćs - Anser indicus
Héđinshöfđi, Tjörnes (NE)
29 June 2012

Right, with a Greylag Goose. D-category species in Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Canada Goose - Kanadagćs - Branta canadensis
Heimaey (S)
22 June 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Common Whitethroat - Ţyrnisöngvari - Sylvia communis
Hjarđarnes, Nes (SE)
19 June 2012

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Höfn (SE)
18 June 2012

Drake.

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Brambling - Fjallafinka - Fringilla montifringilla
Grćnahraun, Nes (SE)
18 June 2012

Male.

© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
17 June 2012

'Queen'.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ruff - Rúkragi - Philomachus pugnax
Bjarnanesrot, Nes (SE)
17 June 2012

Male.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Lambanes, Langanes (NE)
14 June 2012

Drake (centre) with Common Eiders.

© Steve Young

American Wigeon - Ljóshöfđaönd - Anas americana
Lake Mývatn (NE)
12 June 2012

Drake (front), with a Eurasian Wigeon and a hybrid Eurasian x American Wigeon.
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© Steve Young

Eurasian x American Wigeon - Rauđ- x ljóshöfđaönd - Anas penelope x americana
Lake Mývatn (NE)
12 June 2012

Hybrid drake (centre) with Eurasian Wigeons.

© Steve Young

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Tjörn, Ađaldalur (NE)
7 June 2012

Drake, with two Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Tjörn, Ađaldalur (NE)
7 June 2012

Drake, with two Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Tjörn, Ađaldalur (NE)
7 June 2012

Drake, with two Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Tjörn, Ađaldalur (NE)
7 June 2012

Drake, with two Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Látraheiđi (NW)
7 June 2012

Two males.
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© Johan Chervaux

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Kaldbakstjarnir, Húsavík (NE)
6 June 2012

Adult (right) with a Black-headed Gull, first for northern Iceland.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Daltjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
5 June 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
3 June 2012

Drake.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
2 June 2012

Drake.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
2 June 2012

Drake.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Daltjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 June 2012

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© Sindri Skúlason

Pectoral Sandpiper - Rákatíta - Calidris melanotos
Daltjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 June 2012

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© Sveinn Jónsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
31 May 2012

Drake.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
31 May 2012

Drake.
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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
29 May 2012

Drake.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Lesser Scaup - Kúfönd - Aythya affinis
Vífilsstađavatn (SW)
29 May 2012

Drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Tern - Kolţerna - Chlidonias niger
Helluvatn (SW)
29 May 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Wood Sandpiper - Flóastelkur - Tringa glareola
Lake Mývatn (NE)
28 May 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Tern - Kolţerna - Chlidonias niger
Helluvatn (SW)
28 May 2012

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© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Black Tern - Kolţerna - Chlidonias niger
Helluvatn (SW)
28 May 2012

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© Stefán Áki Ragnarsson

Barn Swallow - Landsvala - Hirundo rustica
Hnappavellir, Örćfi (SE)
27 May 2012

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Sigurđarstađir, Melrakkaslétta (NE)
26 May2012

Drake, with a female Tufted Duck.
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© Ţorgils Sigurđsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Hvannabrekka, Berufjörđur (E)
26 May 2012

Female.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Long-tailed Skua - Fjallkjói - Stercorarius longicaudus
North-east Iceland
24 May 2012

Adult.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Urriđavatn (SW)
21 May 2012

Drake.
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© Christophe Pampoulie

Ring-necked x Tufted Duck - Hring- x skúfönd - Aythya collaris x fuligula
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
20 May 2012

Drake.

© Christophe Pampoulie

Western Yellow Wagtail - Gulerla - Motacilla flava
Kvísker, Örćfi (SE)
20 May 2012

Male, ssp. thunbergi.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kasthúsatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
19 May 2012

First-winter (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Írafoss, Grafningur (SW)
17 May 2012

Drake.
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© Alex Máni

White-winged Scoter - Kolönd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Alex Máni

White-winged Scoter - Kolönd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Alex Máni

White-winged Scoter - Kolönd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2012

Adult drake, with a Common Eider.
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© Alex Máni

White-winged Scoter - Kolönd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
16 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
16 May 2012

Male.

© Björgvin Sigurbergsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
16 May 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
16 May 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
16 May 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Greenshank - Lyngstelkur - Tringa nebularia
Hornafjarđarfljót, Nes (SE)
15 May 2012

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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
15 May 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Tree Swallow - Trjásvala - Tachycineta bicolor
1st for Iceland
Helluvatn, Reykjavík (SW)
15 May 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Slaty-backed Gull - Hellumáfur - Larus schistisagus
1st for Iceland
Húsavík (NE)
14 May 2012

Adult.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Slaty-backed Gull - Hellumáfur - Larus schistisagus
1st for Iceland
Húsavík (NE)
14 May 2012

Adult, with an immature Herring Gull.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Slaty-backed Gull - Hellumáfur - Larus schistisagus
1st for Iceland
Húsavík (NE)
14 May 2012

Adult.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Slaty-backed Gull - Hellumáfur - Larus schistisagus
1st for Iceland
Húsavík (NE)
14 May 2012

Adult (left) with a Lesser Black-backed Gull (right) and single Herring & Great Black-backed Gulls (back).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kasthúsatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
12 May 2012

First-winter (2cy)
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
11 May 2012

Male.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Heiđarhöfn, Langanes (NE)
11 May 2012

Male.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Heimaey (S)
10 May 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Garganey - Taumönd - Anas querquedula
Krossbćr, Nes (SE)
9 May 2012

Drake.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Hliđsnes, Álftanes (SW)
9 May 2012

Immature drake.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Black Brant - Vestrćn margćs - Branta bernicla nigricans
Álftanes (SW)
8 May 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Álftavogur, Lake Mývatn (NE)
7 May 2012

Drake.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hrísastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Sandgerđi (SW)
7 May 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Lesser Yellowlegs - Hrísastelkur - Tringa flavipes
Sandgerđi (SW)
7 May 2012

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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
7 May 2012

Male.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
7 May 2012

Male.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Breiđabólsstađatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
5 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Breiđabólsstađatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
5 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Mandarin Duck - Mandarínönd - Aix galericulata
Breiđabólsstađatjörn, Álftanes (SW)
5 May 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sveinn Jónsson

Lapland Longspur - Sportittlingur - Calcarius lapponicus
Ásgarđur, Garđur (SW)
5 May 2012

Male.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Arnarstapi (W)
3 May 2012

Drake (left) with a Tufted Duck.
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© Yann Pichon

Common Goldeneye - Hvinönd - Bucephala clangula
Ytritunga, Stađarsveit (W)
3 May 2012

Adult drake with Red-breasted Mergansers.

© Yann Pichon

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Grindavík (SW)
1 May 2012

Drake.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Grindavík (SW)
1 May 2012

Drake.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Green-winged Teal - Rákönd - Anas carolinensis
Grindavík (SW)
1 May 2012

Drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Steller's Eider - Blikönd - Polysticta stelleri
Bakkagerđi, Borgarfjörđur eystri (E)
1 May 2012

Adult drake, present at this site since 1998!
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
1 May 2012

First-winter (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
1 May 2012

First-winter (2cy).
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Snowy Owl - Snćugla - Bubo scandiacus
Mánárbakki, Tjörnes (NE)
30 April 2012

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
29 April 2012

First-winter drake and female, with a Common Eider (left).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Eurasian Siskin - Barrfinka - Carduelis spinus
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
29 April 2012

Male.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 April 2012

Drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Húsavík (NE)
27 April 2012

Presumably a female hornemanni.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Húsavík (NE)
27 April 2012

Presumably a female hornemanni, different from the one above.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Húsavík (NE)
27 April 2012

Top bird with a Mealy Redpoll (same as above), presumably a female hornemanni.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Austrćn margćs - Branta bernicla bernicla
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
26 April 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Dark-bellied Brent Goose - Austrćn margćs - Branta bernicla bernicla
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
26 April 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Chaffinch - Bókfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Selfoss (S)
26 April 2012

Female.

© Alex Máni

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Húsavík (NE)
26 April 2012

Presumably a male exilipes.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Tundra Swan - Dvergsvanur - Cygnus columbianus bewickii
Henglavíkur, Hamarsfjörđur (E)
25 April 2012

Adult, with Whooper Swans.
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© Yann Pichon

Tundra Swan - Dvergsvanur - Cygnus columbianus bewickii
Henglavíkur, Hamarsfjörđur (E)
25 April 2012

Adult, with Whooper Swans.
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© Yann Pichon

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Njarđvík (SW)
25 April 2012

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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Njarđvík (SW)
25 April 2012

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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
25 April 2012

First-winter (2cy) with an adult Black-headed Gull.
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© Alex Máni

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
25 April 2012

First-winter (2cy) with an adult Black-headed Gull.
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© Alex Máni

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
24 April 2012

Two drakes.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
23 April 2012

Drake.
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© Eyjólfur Vilbergsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
23 April 2012

Two drakes.
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© Ţorgils Sigurđsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
22 April 2012

Male.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Red Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Elliđaárdalur, Reykjavík (SW)
22 April 2012

Female.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljóshöfđaönd - Anas americana
Njarđvíkurfitjar (SW)
21 April 2012

Adult drake, with a female Eurasian Wigeon.
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© Yann Pichon

Ring-necked x Tufted Duck - Hring- x skúfönd - Aythya collaris x fuligula
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
21 April 2012

Hybrid female.

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Pochard - Skutulönd - Aythya ferina
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 April 2012

Drake.
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© Sindri Skúlason

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
17 April 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hringönd - Aythya collaris
Úlfarsá, Reykjavík (SW)
17 April 2012

Adult drake (right) with Tufted Ducks.
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Heimaey (S)
17 April 2012

© Ingvar Atli Sigurđsson

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2012

First-winter (2cy)
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2012

First-winter (2cy)
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Bonaparte's Gull - Trjámáfur - Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
15 April 2012

First-winter (2cy)
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
14 April 2012

First-winter (back) and adult 'Queens'.

© Gaukur Hjartarson

Eurasian Coot - Bleshćna - Fulica atra
Kakkarvatn, Flói (S)
14 April 2012

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© Alex Máni

Little Gull - Dvergmáfur - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Bakkatjörn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
14 April 2012

Adult.
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© Bjarni Sćmundsson

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

Adult, with Mew Gulls.
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© Brynjúlfur Brynjólfsson

Arctic Redpoll - Hrímtittlingur - Carduelis hornemanni
Fossvogur's cemetary, Reykjavík (SW)
9 April 2012

© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
7 April 2012

Adult drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
7 April 2012

Adult drake.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ćđarkóngur - Somateria spectabilis
Húsavík (NE)
7 April 2012

Adult female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Grey Heron - Gráhegri - Ardea cinerea
Elliđavatn (SW)
5 April 2012

© Elma Benediktsdóttir

Common Swift - Múrsvölungur - Apus apus
Reykjavík (SW)
4 April 2012

Earliest spring record in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

Common Swift - Múrsvölungur - Apus apus
Reykjavík (SW)
4 April 2012

Earliest spring record in Iceland.
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© Sigmundur Ásgeirsson

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