June 2020

Last update 01.07.2020. at 12:30:02
   
   
30.06.2020.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 3 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 1 ad at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Earliest autumn migrant record! Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 54 at shore line next to Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite large number at one place in June.

Branta bernicla
Calidris ferruginea
29.06.2020.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 10 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Two individuals since 25.06.2020., single individual since 24.06.2020. (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants!

Calidris alpina 
25.06.2020.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 2 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Single individual since 24.06.2020. (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants?

Calidris alpina
24.06.2020.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 1 vocalizing at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins).

 
22.06.2020.
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) 1 at Susta lake, Preili county (G.Grandans). European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 1 M at Zalesje, Zilupe county (N.Zeidaks).

 
21.06.2020.
European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) breeding confirmed (M & F + 1 juv) at Saraiki surroundings, Pavilosta county (M.Kilups).

Saxicola rubicola
20.06.2020.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) 1 at Saka river, Pavilosta (L.& M.Sinka). Rare during summer months. Smew (Mergellus albellus) 1 M at Rezekne river next to Idena, Rezekne county (G.Grandans, A.Erts et al.). Rare during summer months. Present since 10.06.2020., when 2 MM (I.Brediks et al.). Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 5 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (K.Bernans, R.Blukis et al.). Present since 27.05.2020. when 2 (A.Klepers. J.Ukass).

Branta leucopsis 
19.06.2020.
Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) pair at Veveri surroundings, Ligatne county (E.Dzenis, G.Grandans et al.).

 
17.06.2020.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 1 in Gauja river at Ramnieki, Priekuli county (G.Grandans, A.Erts). Quite rare during summer months.

 
16.06.2020.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite rare during summer months.

Arenaria interpres
14.06.2020.
Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) 1 at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months after 10th of June.

Buteo lagopus
11.06.2020.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Vecdaugava peninsula, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 01.06.2020. (I.Denisovs).

 
10.06.2020.
Smew
(Mergellus albellus) 2 MM at Rezekne river next to Idena, Rezekne county (I.Brediks et al.). Rare during summer months. Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 4 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Brediks et al.). Present since 27.05.2020. when 2 (A.Klepers. J.Ukass). Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 2 vocalizing at Kvapani fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Mardega et al.). Since 26.05.2020. (A.Klepers, J.Ukass). Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1 at Kvapani fish ponds, Rezekne county (K.Millers et al.), 7 at Idena fish ponds, 2 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Mardega et al.). On 27.05.2020. at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds 8 individuals & 4 nests (A.Klepers, J.Ukass). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 1 singing at Kalnagals surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers), 2 at Degumnieki surroundings next to Sipini, Madona county (I.Brediks et al.). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) ~10 pairs (~20 individuals) at Zvejsalas - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (A.Klepers). At least since 16.05.2020. when 2 FF (A.Klepers).

Mergellus albellus
Chlidonias hybrida
Hippolais caligata
Motacilla citreola 
 
06.06.2020.
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 2cy F at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1 at Aizrake, Nica county (E.Ledins, A.Kalvans).

Circus macrourus
Chlidonias hybrida 
05.06.2020.
Dunlin ssp schinzii (Calidris alpina schinzii) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Vecdaugava peninsula, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 01.06.2020. (I.Denisovs).

Calidris alpina schinzii 
03.06.2020.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 2cy M next to Pulkveza Brieza str., Riga (K.Funts). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 1 singing at Dreilini surroundings, Riga (E.Smislovs).

Falco vespertinus 
Hippolais caligata
 
02.06.2020.
Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) >4 singing at Silabriezi, Salaspils county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Hippolais caligata
01.06.2020.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 flushed at Vecdaugava peninsula, Riga (I.Denisovs).
Limicola falcinellus 
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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