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Red-necked Grebe - Sefgo­i - Podiceps grisegena
Seyla, ┴lftanes (SW)
29 March 2012

An apparently long-billed individual, could it be the Nearctic ssp. holboellii of which there are
five records (specimens) in Iceland.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Red-necked Grebe - Sefgo­i - Podiceps grisegena
Seyla, ┴lftanes (SW)
29 March 2012

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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Red-necked Grebe - Sefgo­i - Podiceps grisegena
Seyla, ┴lftanes (SW)
29 March 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Red-necked Grebe - Sefgo­i - Podiceps grisegena
Seyla, ┴lftanes (SW)
29 March 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
H˙savÝk (NE)
27 March 2012

Adult female.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
26 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female, with Common Eiders.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
26 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
26 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
┌lfarsß, ReykjavÝk (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
┌lfarsß, ReykjavÝk (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult drake.

© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Common x King Eider - Ă­ur x Š­arkˇngur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult drake, one of three at this site (not the same as below).
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Common x King Eider - Ă­ur x Š­arkˇngur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
25 March 2012

Adult drake, one of three at this site.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar­vÝk (SW)
24 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) male.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
24 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
BolungarvÝk (NW)
21 March 2012

Adult female (centre) with Common Eiders.

© ┴g˙st Svavar

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar­vÝk (SW)
18 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female, left, with Common Eider.

© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Selfoss (S)
18 March 2012

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© Írn Ëskarsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
HelguvÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
HelguvÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) female.

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

White-winged Scoter - Kol÷nd - Melanitta deglandi deglandi
Njar­vÝk (SW)
17 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Selfoss (S)
11 March 2012

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© Írn Ëskarsson

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
Elli­avatn (SW)
10 March 2012

Adult drake.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
10 March 2012

Subadult drake.

© Ingi Steinar Gunnlaugsson

Common Crossbill - Krossnefur - Loxia curvirostra
Hei­m÷rk, ReykjavÝk (SW)
10 March 2012

Male.

© Ëskar Andri

Ring-necked Duck - Hring÷nd - Aythya collaris
Elli­avatn (SW)
9 March 2012

Adult drake (back) with a drake Tufted Duck.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Wood Pigeon - Hringd˙fa - Columba palumbus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
9 March 2012

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Heimaey (S)
5 March 2012

Second-winter (3cy) drake.

© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Northern Lapwing - Vepja - Vanellus vanellus
Rey­arfj÷r­ur (E)
4 March 2012

© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
١rk÷tlusta­ir, GrindavÝk (SW)
3 March 2012

First-winter (2cy) drake.

© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
١rk÷tlusta­ir, GrindavÝk (SW)
3 March 2012

Female.
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© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
١rk÷tlusta­ir, GrindavÝk (SW)
3 March 2012

Female.
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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Surf Scoter - Krßk÷nd - Melanitta perspicillata
١rk÷tlusta­ir, GrindavÝk (SW)
3 March 2012

Female.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

American Wigeon - Ljˇsh÷f­a÷nd - Anas americana
Seltjarnarnes (SW)
2 March 2012

Adult drake (left) with a drake Eurasian Wigeon.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Chaffinch - Bˇkfinka - Fringilla coelebs
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
1 March 2012

Female.

© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Common x King Eider - Ă­ur x Š­arkˇngur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
29 February 2012

Adult drake.
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© Ingi Steinar Gunnlaugsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
28 February 2012

Adult drake (left) with Common Eider.

© Helga Gu­mundsdˇttir

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
Akranes (SW)
28 February 2012

Adult drake.

© Ingi Steinar Gunnlaugsson

Common x King Eider - Ă­ur x Š­arkˇngur - Somateria mollissima x spectabilis
Grundarfj÷r­ur (W)
26 February 2012

Adult drake, with Common Eiders.
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© Carl Chapman

Red-necked Grebe - Sefgo­i - Podiceps grisegena
Kalmanstj÷rn, Hafnir (SW)
26 February 2012

Two at this species's preferred location in Iceland.
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
Urri­akotsvatn (SW)
26 February 2012

Adult.

© Bjarni SŠmundsson

Thayer's Gull - Nor­mßfur - Larus thayeri
H÷fn (SE)
25 February 2012

Putative first-winter (2cy) bird.
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
24 February 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Bean Goose - AkurgŠs - Anser fabalis rossicus
Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Vopnafj÷r­ur (NE)
19 February 2012

Four Bean Geese (left) and three White-fronts.
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View the status of Eastern Greater White-fronted Geese in Iceland.

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
19 February 2012

Adult.
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© Eyjˇlfur Vilbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
18 February 2012

© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
18 February 2012

© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
18 February 2012

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Bar-tailed Godwit - Lappaja­rakan - Limosa lapponica
Sandger­i (SW)
18 February 2012

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
18 February 2012

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© Alex Mßni

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
18 February 2012

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© Alex Mßni

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
18 February 2012

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
18 February 2012

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Thayer's Gull - Nor­mßfur - Larus thayeri
Gar­ur (SW)
17 February 2012

Third-winter (4cy) with an Iceland Gull (front).
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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Hvolsv÷llur (S)
17 February 2012

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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
ReykjavÝk (SW)
15 February 2012

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© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Common Goldeneye - Hvin÷nd - Bucephala clangula
Akureyri (N)
14 February 2012

Adult drake (right) with a Red-breasted Merganser.

© Ey■ˇr Ingi Jˇnsson

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Lake Mřvatn (NE)
12 February 2012

Five adults and a first-winter (2cy).
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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
12 February 2012

Adult.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
12 February 2012

Adult.
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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

King Eider - Ă­arkˇngur - Somateria spectabilis
KeflavÝk (SW)
10 February 2012

Adult drake.

© Ëmar Runˇlfsson

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Lake Mřvatn (NE)
9 February 2012

Two adults and a first-winter (2cy).
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© Ey■ˇr Ingi Jˇnsson

Canada Goose - KanadagŠs - Branta canadensis
H÷fn (SE)
6 February 2012

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 February 2012

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© Bj÷rgvin Sigurbergsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 February 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
1 February 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Grey Heron - Grßhegri - Ardea cinerea
Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW)
29 January 2012

© Ey■ˇr Ingi Jˇnsson

Ring-billed Gull - Hringmßfur - Larus delawarensis
Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW)
27 January 2012

Adult.
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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
23 January 2012

© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
22 January 2012

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© Ëskar Andri

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Stu­lar, Ílfus (SW)
21 January 2012

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© Alex Mßni

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
20 January 2012

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
19 January 2012

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© Christophe Pampoulie

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW)
19 January 2012

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© Christophe Pampoulie

Bohemian Waxwing - Silkitoppa - Bombycilla garrulus
Siglufj÷r­ur (N)
19 January 2012

© Sigur­ur Ăgisson

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
13 January 2012

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© Ingvar Atli Sigur­sson

Canada Goose - KanadagŠs - Branta canadensis
H÷fn (SE)
12 January 2012

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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
12 January 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Jack Snipe - DvergsnÝpa - Lymnocryptes minimus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
12 January 2012

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© Sigmundur ┴sgeirsson

Water Rail - KeldusvÝn - Rallus aquaticus
Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW)
10 January 2012

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© Sindri Sk˙lason

Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Sparrhaukur - Accipiter nisus
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
5 January 2012

Female.
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© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Yellow-billed Loon - Svalbr˙si - Gavia adamsii
2nd for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
4 January 2012

First-winter (2cy).

© Yann Kolbeinsson

Long-eared Owl - Eyrugla - Asio otus
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
4 January 2012

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© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Water Rail - KeldusvÝn - Rallus aquaticus
N˙par, Ílfus (SW)
3 January 2012

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© Írn Ëskarsson

European Robin - Glˇbrystingur - Erithacus rubecula
Tumasta­ir, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S)
3 January 2012

© Hrafn Ëskarsson

Ivory Gull - ═smßfur - Pagophila eburnea
H÷fn (SE)
2 January 2012

First-winter (3cy).
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© Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson

Eastern Greater White-fronted Goose - AustrŠn blesgŠs - Anser albifrons albifrons
Gunnarssta­ir, Ůistilfj÷r­ur (NE)
1 January 2012

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© Yann Kolbeinsson

Yellow-billed Loon - Svalbr˙si - Gavia adamsii
2nd for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
1 January 2012

© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Yellow-billed Loon - Svalbr˙si - Gavia adamsii
2nd for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
1 January 2012

© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

Yellow-billed Loon - Svalbr˙si - Gavia adamsii
2nd for Iceland
Fßskr˙­sfj÷r­ur (E)
1 January 2012

© JˇnÝna Gu­r˙n Ëskarsdˇttir

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