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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 15th February 2020, 09:54
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By Edward
Both Common Guillemot in the image but I have...

Both Common Guillemot in the image but I have seen Common Guillemot and Brünnich's Guillemot copulate in Iceland, not sure what the result was.
Forum: Iceland Wednesday 8th January 2020, 10:20
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Edward
The best thing to do is have a look at eBird, THE...

The best thing to do is have a look at eBird, THE best resource for planning trips to Iceland.

Úlfljótsvatn is ideal for seeing Barrow‘s Goldeneye in winter, they should be easy enough on the lake,...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 19th November 2019, 13:57
Replies: 399
Views: 83,602
Posted By Edward
Could you elaborate on this, i.e. what has been...

Could you elaborate on this, i.e. what has been improved, as it seems strange to bring out a hugely improved version of what was already an excellent book so soon after the initial publication? I...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 21st August 2019, 10:56
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By Edward
Red-throated Divers are very easy to see and...

Red-throated Divers are very easy to see and photograph in Iceland, I particularly recommend this site https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1242884 which is about 1hr 30 mins from Reykjavík, up to 15 pairs on...
Forum: Iceland Thursday 16th May 2019, 11:36
Replies: 1
Views: 352
Posted By Edward
Hi John The best thing to do is start looking at...

Hi John

The best thing to do is start looking at eBird, plenty of sightings from Iceland there. The short answer for Dovekie is no, there are no reliable sites. Numbers vary greatly from year to...
Forum: Iceland Monday 6th May 2019, 17:09
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By Edward
Hi Andrew Indeed Harlequin Duck is...

Hi Andrew
Indeed Harlequin Duck is straightforward in May and can be seen at any number of places in Iceland. Gyr Falcon is a tougher nut to crack and one of the hardest birds to give concrete advice...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 9th April 2019, 13:48
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By Edward
Not in mid-March they aren't, would be completely...

Not in mid-March they aren't, would be completely unprecedented. I can't see much on the photos but Gyr is far far more likely than Peregrine at any time in Iceland.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 12:33
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Edward
I flushed one from the bike path while cycling to...

I flushed one from the bike path while cycling to work on Tuesday morning, didn't see it until it took off right in front of me and flew ahead of me for about 30 seconds. I tried to get in its...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 15th March 2019, 10:37
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Edward
Nice Gyr Falcon!

Nice Gyr Falcon!
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 20th February 2019, 09:35
Replies: 16
Views: 194
Posted By Edward
The first result suggested Sheffield/Peterborough...

The first result suggested Sheffield/Peterborough (incorrect) but when I did it all the way to the end (96 questions!) it gave Manchester/Blackpool, which is a lot more accurate. I haven't lived in...
Forum: Iceland Monday 7th January 2019, 12:49
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By Edward
James and Pete have already covered it but here's...

James and Pete have already covered it but here's my two cents as a local:
1) For birding then late May to early June is definitely the best time but birds are active and easy to see well most of...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 3rd January 2019, 08:39
Replies: 129
Views: 4,115
Posted By Edward
Didn't go birding but saw a Rock Ptarmigan...

Didn't go birding but saw a Rock Ptarmigan locally while out riding my bike on 1 Jan.
Forum: Iceland Monday 4th June 2018, 15:35
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Edward
Common Eider X King Eider hybrids are not...

Common Eider X King Eider hybrids are not infrequent in Iceland (close to 50 records, see here https://notendur.hi.is/yannk/status_sommxs.html) and King Eider is present in Iceland in small numbers...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Edward
Thanks for all the replies, just have to hope it...

Thanks for all the replies, just have to hope it returns.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 14th May 2018, 15:49
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Edward
Crossbill sp. in Iceland

A friend of mine took this photo of a crossbill in southern Iceland on Saturday while waiting for the White-winged Crossbill to show up. He only took a couple of photos of this one before it flew off...
Forum: Iceland Thursday 15th February 2018, 14:40
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Edward
Just wondering how you got on Gregor and whether...

Just wondering how you got on Gregor and whether you got out in one piece. There have been about 3-4 "non-travel days" in Iceland in the last couple of weeks and wonder if that affected your trip...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 12th February 2018, 09:37
Replies: 44
Views: 4,878
Posted By Edward
Looks fine for Gyr to me too, although I've not...

Looks fine for Gyr to me too, although I've not seen such a washed out looking individual. Immature Gyr Falcons can be very tame too so that doesn't necesarily count against it.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 1st February 2018, 16:22
Replies: 81
Views: 18,750
Posted By Edward
I got a mammal lifer at work yesterday, something...

I got a mammal lifer at work yesterday, something I never thought would happen: Northern Bottlenose Whale out in the bay, but sadly it didn't seem to be in the best of health. I suppose Gyr Falcon is...
Forum: Iceland Wednesday 31st January 2018, 09:10
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By Edward
Birding in winter in Iceland is mainly coastal....

Birding in winter in Iceland is mainly coastal. I'm pretty sure you can get to Grundarfjörđur by bus (probably having to change buses in Borgarnes - where I saw two White-tailed Eagles and hundreds...
Forum: Iceland Friday 26th January 2018, 12:26
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Edward
Excluding Puffins, then the nearest auk colonies...

Excluding Puffins, then the nearest auk colonies are probably at Rauđinúpur at the northern edge of Melrakkaslétta, at least 200 km from Akureyri. It's a great site later in the spring, never been in...
Forum: Iceland Thursday 25th January 2018, 10:25
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Edward
Akureyri will make a nice base for a family trip,...

Akureyri will make a nice base for a family trip, it's about an hour each to Húsavík and Mývatn, and it's also good for visiting picturesque villages like Siglufjörđur. You could even go skiing in...
Forum: Iceland Monday 22nd January 2018, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Edward
Hi Sean Firstly, to your last questions, yes,...

Hi Sean

Firstly, to your last questions, yes, there is a chance of the aurora, one of the best displays I've ever seen was in mid-April one year. And April is too early for flowers.
Going beyond...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 8th January 2018, 10:28
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Edward
There is one area of Iceland where Arctic Fox is...

There is one area of Iceland where Arctic Fox is all but guaranteed, the Hornstrandir area in far NW Iceland but the catch is that it’s a bit of an expedition – access by sea only (easily arranged)...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th January 2018, 15:17
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Edward
In late July and early August you can pretty much...

In late July and early August you can pretty much do the same as you would during the peak birding period in May and June. While some birds will have left their breeding sites (some waders and many...
Forum: Information Wanted Wednesday 20th December 2017, 07:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,969
Posted By Edward
Best site guide in my opinion is Dolby and...

Best site guide in my opinion is Dolby and Clarke, Finding Australian Birds http://www.publish.csiro.au/book/6518/
All the fairywrens I saw in eastern Australia in Oct/Nov 2004 were in resplendent...
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