October 2012

Last update 04.11.2012. at 20:31:46
   
   
31.10.2012.
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 2 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 2 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs), 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Late autumn records.

Larus fuscus
30.10.2012.
Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1 at Toma str., Liepaja (I.Mednis). 3rd latest autumn record. Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 2 feeding on the road side together with 10 Snow Buntings (Plectrophenax nivalis) at Velena, Gulbene county (G.Grandans). Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 1 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O. (R.Priedols, K.Millers et al.). Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) 1 at Adazi airport, Adazi county (I.Mardega). 2nd latest autumn record. Present since 26.10.2012. (I.Mardega). Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) ~300 in one flock at Sejejciems, Nica county (K.Millers). Quite large number in one flock. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 9 in the dunes at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers).

Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Bombycilla garrulus
Carduelis flavirostris
29.10.2012.
Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (R.Priedols, O.Keiss et al.).4th record for Latvia.
Lanius isabellinus
Lanius isabellinus Lanius isabellinus





 
28.10.2012.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons, M.Jaunzemis). 2nd latest autumn record. Present since 27.10.2012. (J.Jansons). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 trapped and ringed at Tuja, Salacgriva county (K.Funts). Previous proved record was on 15.12.2009.!

Acanthis hornemanni
27.10.2012.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Late autumn record! Present since 16.10.2012. (K.Millers). Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). 3rd latest autumn record. Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). 2nd latest autumn record. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). 34th record for Latvia.

Tringa erythropus
Calidris canutus
Calidris maritima
 
 
 
24.10.2012.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 20 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (H.Kampe-Persson).

 
22.10.2012.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 2 1cy on Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (S.Laime). 2nd latest autumn record. Present at Liepaja harbor since 17.10.2012. (K.Millers).Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) 1 ad on Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (S.Laime). 2nd latest autumn record. Present since 13.10.2012. (M.Starzds, I.Mardega). Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) 1 M at Pape seashore, Rucava county (G.Grandans, K.Millers, E.Laucis et al.). 2nd latest autumn record. Present since 14.10.2012. (G.Grandans, M.Briedis).
Sterna hirundo
Sterna paradisaea
Motacilla flava
 
21.10.2012.
Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Latest autumn record!Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 2 1cy at Vitini meadows, Grobina county (J.Jansons). Latest autumn record! Present since 14.10.2012. (M.Jaunzemis et al.). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 migrating at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis).

Limosa lapponica
20.10.2012.
Garganey (Anas querquedula) 1 F/1cy at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (E.Laucis). Latest autumn record! Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Latest autumn record! Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). 2nd RECORD FOR LATVIA!!
Calidris melanotos
Calidris melanotos Calidris melanotos Calidris melanotos

 
19.10.2012.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) 1 ad on Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Present since 13.10.2012. (M.Starzds, I.Mardega). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 migrating S at Liepaja lake near Golodova dam, Liepaja (K.Millers). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3+3 local and 5 migrating S at Liepaja lake Golodova dam, Liepaja (K.Millers). More photos here.

Sterna paradisaea
Carduelis flavirostris
18.10.2012.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1F 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, M.Briedis et al.).

 
17.10.2012.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 2 1cy flew past at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Late autumn record.

Sterna hirundo
16.10.2012.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 5 shortly at Liepaja lake on Golodova dam, Liepaja (K.Millers). Late autumn records for both species.

 
15.10.2012.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Pape pier/canal/lighthouse, Rucava county (G.Grandans, I.Dinsbergs, M.Briedis, K.Millers). 11th record for Latvia. Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 1 1cy shortly on Pape pier, Rucava county (G.Grandans, M.Briedis, I.Dinsbergs). 13th record for Latvia. Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 2 migrating S at Pape pier, Rucava county (K.Millers, G.Grandans, M.Briedis).

Phalaropus fulicarius
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
14.10.2012.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 2 1cy at Vitini meadows, Grobina county (M.Jaunzemis et al.). Late autumn record. Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1 at Liepaja lake flew past Golodova dam, Liepaja (M.Jaunzemis et al.). Late autumn record.Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) 1 M at Pape seashore, Rucava county (G.Grandans, M.Briedis). Late autumn record. Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 1cy at Vitini meadows, Grobina county (A.Mankus et al.).

Calcarius lapponicus
13.10.2012.
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) 1 on Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (M.Strazds, I.Mardega). Late autumn record. Stock Dove (Columba oenas) 101 migrating S at Pape B.O. on visual census 8:00 - 14:00, Rucava county (G.Grandans, M.Briedis).

Sterna paradisaea
12.10.2012.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (G.Grandans, M.Briedis, I.Bojare). Present since 06.10.2012. (U.Piterans). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (E.Ledins).

Calidris maritima
09.10.2012.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (M.Briedis). Can not exclude that one of them present since 06.10.2012. (U.Piterans).

 
08.10.2012.
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 1 at Jaunie Stropi, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Present since 04.10.2012. (A.Erts). Latest autumn record.

Cuculus canorus
07.10.2012.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy migrating N at Pape, Rucava county (M.Briedis).

Calidris maritima
06.10.2012.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (U.Piterans). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Liepaja seashore, near harbor S pier, Liepaja (U.Piterans). Periodically observed at this area since 09.06.2008. (I.Mednis). Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) 1 1cy/F observed visually at "Kursa", Liepaja (U.Piterans). Late autumn record.

 
04.10.2012.
Common Grasshopper Warbler
(
Locustella naevia) 1 at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (P.van der Luit, K.Millers et al.). 3rd latest autumn record.

Locustella naevia
03.10.2012.
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) 1 M at Vainode str. pond, Liepaja (magazine "Kurzemes Vards" by D.Belta). Category "E" record.

Aix galericulata
02.10.2012.
Horned Lark(Eremophila alpestris) 3 on the seashore at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (N.Handy).

 
01.10.2012.
Yellow browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (O.Keiss).

 
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