November 2012

Last update 05.12.2012. at 01:41:15
   
   
30.11.2012.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 migrating SW together with 20 Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Liegi, Durbe county (K.Millers). Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) calls of 2 migrating (to S) individuals heard at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers). Late autumn migrants record.

 
29.11.2012.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 1, Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 12, Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 5 (+1 at Plavnieku pond) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn records. Taiga, Tundra Geeseat fish ponds since 25.11.2012. (M.Jaunzemis). Greylag Geese at fish ponds since 19.11.2012. (K.Millers).Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1 FF/1cyat Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Latest autumn record! Present at least since 10.11.2012., when 3 FF/1cy (K.Millers), 5 (incl. 1 M) on 18.11.2012. (M.Jaunzemis) and at least 13 FF/1cy on 22.11.2012. (K.Millers). Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) ~3000 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Large number at one place in November.

 
27.11.2012.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2, Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 28 at Jaunmarupe fields, Marupe county (D.Boiko). Late autumn records. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) calls of 2 individuals heard at Druviena parish "Aizupes",Gulbene county (G.Grandans, M.Grandane).

 
25.11.2012.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2, Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 12, Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 5 (+1 at Plavnieku pond) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn records. Greylag Geese at fish ponds since 19.11.2012. (K.Millers).Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 65, Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) 2 at Stropu lake, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare inland.Present since 23.11.2012. (A.Erts). European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) ~6500 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Large number at one place in November. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 on the seashore at Peterupe river mouth, Saulkrasti (E.Racinskis). Late autumn record. Present since 24.11.2012. (E.Racinskis). Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 4(incl. 2 ad MM) at Raiskums village park, Pargauja county (E.Haberkorns, M.Vimba, M.Vorslava).

 
24.11.2012.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 in the sea at Apsuciems village, Engure county (I.Brediks, I.Bojare, E.Laucis). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 9 - 10 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) 1 flushed at wet meadow at Pape lake, Rucava county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Starpinupite river mouth, Engure county (E.Laucis, I.Brediks, I.Bojare). Present since 17.11.2012. (E.Smislovs, V.Smislovs). Woodlark (Lullula arborea) 1 migrating to S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 at Pekrags, Mersrags (I.Brediks, I.Bojare). Late autumn record. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 4 (incl. 1 M 2cy and 2 FF/1cy) at the center of Ragaciems village, Engure county (I.Brediks, I.Bojare, E.Laucis).

Phalaropus fulicarius
Pinicola enucleator
23.11.2012.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 1 1cy shortly at the Liepaja seashore, Liepaja (K.Millers). Repeated 3rd latest autumn record. Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 flew NNW over Liepaja lake Zirgu island, Liepaja (K.Millers). Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 65 at Stropu lake, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare and biggest known number inland! Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) 2 at Stropu lake, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare inland. Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 at Liepaja lake on Golodova dam, Liepaja (K.Millers). Song Trush (Turdus philomelos) 2 migrating to S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) 1 migrating S at Liepaja seashore, Liepaja (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 1 ad M at Viestura darzs, Riga (I.Denisovs).

Branta canadensis
Eremophila alpestris
22.11.2012.
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) >40 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) >13 FF/1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn record! Present at least since 10.11.2012., when 3 FF/1cy (K.Millers) and 5 (incl. 1 M) on 18.11.2012. (M.Jaunzemis). Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) >150 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). For all the duck species large numbers at one place so late in autumn. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, J.Jansons). 2nd latest autumn record. Present at least since 04.11.2012. (K.Millers, M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons). Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 2 1cy (1+1) migrating S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans, M.Briedis). Mistle Trush (Turdus viscivorus) 4 migrating to S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 2 FF/1cyat Dunte manor Park, Salacgriva county (M.Tirums).

Pinicola enucleator
21.11.2012.
Hedge Accentor
(Prunella modularis) 1 migrating to S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans). 2nd latest autmn observation.

 
20.11.2012.
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) 1 (late autumn record), Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 2cy at Grobina surroundings, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis et al.). Probably, Caspian Gull the same as on
12.11.2012. (R.Rekmanis et al.).

Larus cachinnans
19.11.2012.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 in the sea at Silininupite river mouth, Engure county (D.Drazdovskis). Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). 2nd latest autumn record. Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Starpinupite river mouth, Engure county (S.Rabkevics et al.). Present since 17.11.2012. (E.Smislovs, V.Smislovs). 12th record for Latvia. Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 1 at dunes near Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers), 1 at Starpinupite river bank, Engure county (D.Drazdovskis). Late autumn records. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) calls of 1 individual heard at Tirza cemetery, Gulbene county (G.Grandans, M.Grandane), 1 FF/1cyat Mangalsala (E.Ledins et al.). Likely, some of the Mangalsala individuals observed already in this area since on 16.11.2012. (I.Kiecis). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 4 migrating at Mangalsala, Riga (M.Jaunzemis et al.).

Phalaropus fulicarius
Phylloscopus collybita
Phylloscopus collybita
Pinicola enucleator
18.11.2012.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 6 (incl. 3 MM and 1 F/1cy) at Kisezers, Riga (I.Denisovs). Latest autumn record. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 5 (incl. 1 M) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record! Present at least since 10.11.2012., when 3 FF/1cy (K.Millers). Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Latest autumn record! Present since 13.11.2012. when one individual and on 15.11.2012. - two (J.Jansons). Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 2 1cy migrating at Ovisrags, Ventspils county (I.Brediks. A,Karklina). 2nd latest autumn record.

Ardea alba
17.11.2012.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 3 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons, A.Mankus). Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 migrating at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Liepaja seashore, near harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Periodically observed at this area since 09.06.2008. (I.Mednis). Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 3 1cy at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks. A,Karklina). Late autumn record. Present since 16.11.2012. (G.Grandans). Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 8 FF/1cyat Mangalsala (I.Denisovs), 7 (1 M, 3 FF/1cy and 3 indefinite) shortly at Daugavgriva (oposite coast of river Daugava), Riga (I.Dinsbergs, L.Bertina). Likely, part of those individuals observed already on 16.11.2012. (I.Kiecis).

Lymnocryptes minimus
Pinicola enucleator
16.11.2012.
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 3 FF/1cy + 4 (incl. 1 M and 3 FF/1cy) at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Kiecis).

Pinicola enucleator
14.11.2012.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 11 at Kegums hydroelectric plant water reservoir, Kegums (J.Zvagins). Still present also on 15.11.2012. (J.Zvagins).

 
13.11.2012.
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Karosta, Atmodas boulevard, Liepaja (R.Rekmanis).

Corvus corone
12.11.2012.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) at least 10 individuals counted in sea from Plienciems to Engure, Engure county (U.Piterans). European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) 2000 at "Kalnaji" farm surroundings, Tukums county (M.Tirums). Large number at one place in November. Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 2cy at Grobina surroundings, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis, M.Jangaliseva).
Larus cachinnans
11.11.2012.
Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra) 1 F/1cy at Kegums hydroelectric plant water reservoir, Kegums (K.Kilups, M.Kilups). Rare inland.Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). 1st inland record for Latvia! Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1 F/1cy at Sunezers, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Late autumn record. Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 1 M and 1 F/1cy feeding on larch Larix sp. buds at "Tirzmalas", Lejasciems vicintiy, Gulbene county (A.Freibergs), 1 M and 1 F/1cy at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Mardega, M.Strazds). Can`t exclude, that M is one of two birds reported from Mangalsala on 09.11.2012. (I.Denisovs). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 8 migrating S over Liepaja city center, Liepaja (K.Millers).

Rissa tridactyla
Rissa tridactyla
10.11.2012.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 3 FF/1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) >2000 at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (K.Millers). Large number at one place in November. European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) >800 at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (K.Millers). Large number at one place in November. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 2 (incl. 1 ad) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Present at least since 04.11.2012. (K.Millers, M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons). Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). 2nd latest autumn record. Present at least since 31.10.2012., when two birds observed (K.Millers).

 
09.11.2012.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2 ad M at Liepaja lake near Atteku island together with other Anas sp. ducks, Liepaja (K.Millers). Late autumn record! Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 2 MM at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). 16th record for Latvia since 01.01.1993. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 5 migrating S at Liepaja lake Golodova dam, Liepaja (K.Millers).

Pinicola enucleator
Pinicola enucleator
 
 
 
07.11.2012.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 3 (incl. 1 ad) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, J.Jansons). Late autumn record. Present at least since 04.11.2012. (K.Millers, M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 1 migrating at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers).

 
05.11.2012.
Sanderling (Calidris alba)2 at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (A.Avotins jun., D.Drazdovskis, M.Zilgalvis). 2nd latest autumn record.

 
04.11.2012.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 11 at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (R.Rekmanis). Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons). Latest autumn record! Present since 16.10.2012. (K.Millers). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 2 (incl. 1 ad) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons). Late autumn record. Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 2cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis, K.Millers, J.Jansons). Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis, K.Millers). Late autumn record. Present since 31.10.2012. (J.Jansons).

Tringa erythropus
Larus cachinnans
03.11.2012.
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) 1 at Bauni, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers). Late autumn record. Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 1 migrating at Mangalsala pier, Riga (A.Avotins jun., D.Drazdovskis). 3rd latest autumn record. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 4 at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 ad at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn record. Present since 24.10.2012. (I.Denisovs). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers). Late autumn record. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn record. Present since 31.10.2012. (I.Denisovs). Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy found freshly dead at Daugavgriva pier, Riga (U.Piterans). Late autumn record. Probably one of two birds seen at Mangalsala pier on 31.10.2012. (I.Denisovs).

Calidris maritima
Calidris alpina
01.11.2012.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 migrating at Pape B.O., Rucava county (J.Priednieks, I.Priedniece, V.Ignatjevs). Latest autumn migrant record!
 
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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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