A dusky warbler is among stray foreign birds that have been carried to Iceland with autumn depression weather systems lately.
A dusky warbler. From RÚV’s report on the stray birds.
The dusty warbler, which breeds in East Asia, was spotted in the Einarslundur grove at Höfn in southeast Iceland last weekend and this is the first time that the species has been seen in Iceland.
A cattle egret was spotted at the same location. The white bird breeds in Europe, Asia and Africa and often flocks around grazing cattle and picks insects and other edibles from underneath their hooves, hence its name, ruv.is reports.
As for other rare birds recently sighted in Iceland, a sparrow hawk was seen at Hólmur in Mýrar, southeast Iceland, a great bittern at Fáskrúdsfjördur, east Iceland and a great grey shrike at Stödvarfjördur, east Iceland.