September 2012

Last update 09.10.2012. at 19:53:56
   
   
30.09.2012.
Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 3 at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (E.Laucis). Can`t exclude that some of the birds obderved already on 13.09.2012. (M.Koivula, K.Millers, M.Bruun).
Larus cachinnans
Larus cachinnans
29.09.2012.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 flushed at Vitini meadows, Grobina county (J.Jansons). Richard's Pipit (Anthus richardi) 2 at "Pulmani" Gluda parish, Jelgava county (H.Kampe-Persson). 3rd record for Latvia.

 
28.09.2012.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Tiegazi surroundings, Limbazi county (A.Meinards). Heuglin's Gull/Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus heuglini/intermedius) 1 on seashore at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers).

Larus fuscus heuglini
Larus fuscus heuglini
27.09.2012.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Litene rubbish dump, Gulbene county (E.Kantans). Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 1 at Rekova, Vilaka county (F.Slisans). 1st proven record for Green Woodpecker this year! Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1M 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs). Yellow browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, R.Oliver).

Picus viridis
26.09.2012.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1F 1cy, 1M 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (G.Grandans, I.Dinsbergs, R.Oliver). Yellow browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (V.Adamsons et. al).

 
23.09.2012.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (R.Oliver et. al).

 
22.09.2012.
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 121 at Engure harbor, Engure (E.Ledins). Large number at one place in autumn.

 
21.09.2012.
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) 1 1cy at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (N.&B.Handy). Late autumn record. European Roller (Coracias garrulus) 1 ad at Adazi military landfill, Adazi county (I.Mardega). Present at least since 17.09.2012. (I.Mardega). Late autumn record.

Chlidonias niger
Coracias garrulus
20.09.2012.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Litene, Gulbene county (E.Kantans).

 
17.09.2012.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) 1 at Kanieris lake bird tower surroundings, Engure county (R.Geene). 9th record for Latvia. Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 2cy at Ventspils harbor S-pier, Ventspils (R.Rekmanis).

Larus cachinnans
Larus cachinnans
16.09.2012.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Kulciems surroundings, Talsi county (M.Tirums et. al). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy at Engure lake, Engure county (R.Rekmanis). Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 145 at Pekrags area, Mersrags (M.Bruun). Large number at one place in autumn. Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) at least 2 migrating at Ragciems, Engure county (R.Geene), 1 migrating at Kuivizi, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans et. al). Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 1 migrating SSE over "Usi" meadow at Kolka, Dundaga county (M.Bruun, K.Millers). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 migrating at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans et. al).

Larus cachinnans
15.09.2012.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 320 at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (M.Koivula, K.Millers, M.Bruun). Largest number at one place in September. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) at least 1 1cy at Lubans lake Zvidze dam, Madona county (M.Koivula, M.Bruun, K.Millers). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (M.Koivula, M.Bruun, K.Millers), at least 2 1cy migrating S at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy migrating N at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (M.Jaunzemis). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 1cy at Bozeni fields, Madona county (M.Bruun, K.Millers, M.Koivula).

Larus cachinnans
14.09.2012.
Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 (1 1cy and 1 2cy) at Kolka Cape, Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 at Kolka Cape parking place area Dundaga county (M.Koivula, K.Millers, M.Bruun).

Larus cachinnans
13.09.2012.
Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) at least 17 (incl. 15 1cy and 2 2cy) at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (M.Koivula, K.Millers, M.Bruun).

Larus cachinnans
10.09.2012.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 9 migrating at Milzkalne, Engure county (S.Rabkevics), 40 migrating at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Briedis, I.Dinsbergs). First autumn migrant records this year.

 
10.09.2012.
Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis/serrirostris) 14 migrating S at Grinvalti, Nica county (K.Millers). First autumn migrant record this year.

 
09.09.2012.
NEW SPECIES FOR LATVIA!!! Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) 1 1cy photographed at Vitini meadows, Grobina county (J.Jansons). More photos here. Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy at Daugavgriva lighthouse, Riga (I.Dinsbergs, L.Bertina). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1M 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Briedis).

Pluvialis fulva
Stercorarius longicaudus
Regulus ignicapilla
 
08.09.2012.
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) at least 1 1cy migrating N at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons). Eurasian Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). 1st record this autumn.

Stercorarius longicaudus
Anthus petrosus
06.09.2012.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy migrating S at Grinvalti, Nica county (K.Millers).

 
03.09.2012.
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger) ~45 (mostly 1cy birds) in the Liepaja harbor at S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Quite large number at one place in autumn.

 
02.09.2012.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 2 1cy at Sunezers, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Quite late autumn record. NEW SPECIES FOR LATVIA!!! Lanceolated Warbler (Locustella lanceolata) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, R.Oliver). Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) 1 at Kaltene, Roja county (J.Vigulis). Earliest autumn migrant record.

Locustella lanceolata
Locustella lanceolata
Fringilla montifringilla
01.09.2012.
Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis/serrirostris) 2 flew W at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers). Likely non-migrating birds, who spent summer in the vicinity. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy locally at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers), 1 on the wires between Saraiki - Ziemupe, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis).

 
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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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