April 2019

Last update 16.04.2019. at 22:13:33
   
   
15.04.2019.
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 ad M at Kuja surroundings, Madona county (D.Ulands et al.). First spring migrant record!

 Circus macrourus
14.04.2019.
Great Snipe (Gallinago media) 1 flushed at Preili county (A.Ceirans). First spring migrant record. Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1 at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics). First spring migrant record. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Brediks et al.). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 M at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

Motacilla citreola
 Calcarius lapponicus
13.04.2019.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 1 M at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (R.Kroics). Rare inland. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Smislovs). Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 4 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Smislovs et al.). First spring migrants record. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 2 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (V.Smislovs, A.Arnicans). First spring migrants record. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 flushed at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). First spring migrant record.

 Tadorna tadorna
10.04.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Dviete river floodplain, Ilukste county (G.Grandans). Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 1 in the puddle next to Davini, Bauska county (E.Laucis), 1 at Arone fields, Daugavpils county (G.Grandans). First spring migrants record.

 
08.04.2019.
European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 1 M vocalizing at Piliskas, Varkava county (G.Grandans).
 
 Picus viridis
07.04.2019.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) 2 locally at Lauteri shore line, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics). First spring migrants record.

 
06.04.2019.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~1000 Anser sp. Geese at Udrupe surroundings, Smiltene county (A.Klepers). Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 with ~200 Anser sp. Geese at Allazmuiza surroundings, Sigulda county (J.Vigulis), 2 with ~1000 Anser sp. Geese at Udrupe surroundings, Smiltene county (A.Klepers). Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 2 (T & M) at Kanieris lake, Engure county (I.Brediks). Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 1 at Demene rubbish dump, Daugavpils county (G.Grandans). Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 3 (1+2) to E at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). First spring migrants record. Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (V.Jaunzemis et al.), 1 at Ozolaine pond, Bauska county (E.Laucis), 1 at Sunezers, Daugavpils (G.Grandans). First spring migrants record.

Anser brachyrhynchus
Branta canadensis
05.04.2019.
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) 1 at Varaklani surroundings, Varaklani county (I.Vilskerste). First spring migrant record.

 Oenanthe oenanthe
04.04.2019.
Fieldfare (Turdus pilaris) >1500 in one flock with other Turdus sp. at Pienava fields, Dobele county (K.Millers). Large number at one place during spring migration.

 
03.04.2019.
Lesser Spotted Eagle (Aquila pomarina) 1 at Kalna parish, Jekabpils county (A.Perkons). Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) 1 foraging with Lapwings (Vanellus vanellus) at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1 at Lielupe river, Jurmala (M.Jaunzemis), 2 to NE at Gauja river mouth, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). First spring migrant records.

 Limosa limosa
02.04.2019.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~1200 Anser sp. Geese at Dimzukalns surroundings, Iecava county (V.Smislovs). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 migrating at Skujnieki, Kekava county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Individual heard on 01.04.2019. still singing at the same place.

 Anser brachyrhynchus
01.04.2019.
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 M at Renda, Kuldiga county (G.Grandans, E.Dzenis). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 singing at Skujnieki, Kekava county (I.Grinerte), 1 singing at Mezvalde surroundings, Kuldiga county (G.Grandans).
 
M – male, F – female, 1cy – 1st calendar year bird, imm – immature bird, ad – adult bird
N – North, S – South, W – West, E – East

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