November 2013

Last update 01.12.2013. at 16:01:12
   
   
30.11.2013.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1 1cy 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Latest autumn record! Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Latest autumn record!

Sterna hirundo
Eremophila alpestris
28.11.2013.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs).

26.11.2013.
Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Sarcene surroundings, Saldus county (I.Mardega, M.Strazds, I.Bojare).

Surnia ulula
25.11.2013.
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) at least 1000, European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) at least 3000 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (M.Strazds, I.Mardega, I.Bojare). Large number at one place in November.

 
24.11.2013.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 8 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Present since 14.11.2013. when at least 25 (K.Millers); 16.11.2013. - 35 (J.Jansons); 18.11.2013. - at least 22 (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) at least 1800 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Large number at one place in November. European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) at least 6500 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Large number at one place in November. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Present since 18.11.2013. (M.Jaunzemis). 2nd latest autumn record. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (I.Mardega, I.Bojare, M.Strazds). Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1 at Liepaja S pier, Liepaja (I.Mardega, I.Bojare). Latest autumn record! Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (I.Mardega, M.Strazds, I.Bojare). Late autumn record. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 8 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (M.Strazds, I.Mardega, I.Bojare).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emberiza schoeniclus
23.11.2013.
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 6 flying to NW at Kolka Cape area, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans).

 
22.11.2013.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 3, Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 1 (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1 (U.Piterans). Late autumn record. Hedge Accentor (Prunella modularis) 2 trapped and ringed + 1 observed visually (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). 2nd latest autumn record. Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). Late autumn record. Twite (Linaria flavirostris) 2 (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). All observations at Kolka Cape area, Dundaga county.

 
21.11.2013.
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 + 1 flying to NW at Kolka Cape area, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans).
 
18.11.2013.
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 1 F/1cy in the pond at Rava village, Durbe county (R.Rekmanis). Late autumn record. Great Egret (Ardea alba) at least 22 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Present since 14.11.2013. when at least 25 (K.Millers) and on 16.11.2013. - 35 (J.Jansons). Late autumn record and large number at one place in November. Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 found dead at Tallina highway roadside at Lilaste (roadkill), Carnikava county (K.Funts).

Surnia ulula
17.11.2013.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 2 to SW at Ovisrags, Ventspils county (I.Brediks), 3 to S at Ziemupe, Pavilosta conty (R.Rekmanis). Late autumn records. Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 to SW at Ovisrags, Ventspils county (I.Brediks). White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) 1 at Nereta manor, Nereta county (M.Kilups, M.Vimba). Late autumn record. Common Crane (Grus grus) 3 flew over Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy to N at Ziemupe, Pavilosta conty (R.Rekmanis). Late autumn record.

Ciconia ciconia
16.11.2013.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 35 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Present since 14.11.2013. when at least 25 (K.Millers). Late autumn record and large number at one place in November.

 
14.11.2013.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) at least 25 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers) Late autumn record and large number at one place in November. Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 1 flew over Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Grinerte). 2nd latest autumn record. European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) 9000 - 10 000 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Biggest known number at one place ever in Latvia! Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). 2nd latest autumn record.

Pluvialis squatarola
12.11.2013.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 5 (2 MM and 3 FF/1cy), Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1 M/1cy at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county. Gadwall 1 M present already at 07.11.2013. (M.Kilups). Relatively late autumn records. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Riga HPP, Salaspils county. Late autumn record. All records U.Piterans.

Larus fuscus
11.11.2013.
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 1 found alive on gravel road at Laudona, Madona county (A.Avotins sen.). Rare inland. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 3 at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 02.11.2013. (I.Mardega, I.Bojare et al.). Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) 1 M observed visually and later trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). 4th record for Latvia. Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) 1, Hedge Accentor (Prunella modularis) 1 trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). Late autumn records.

Phalaropus fulicarius
Phylloscopus fuscatus
Phylloscopus fuscatus


10.11.2013.
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 1000 at Padone lea, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis). Large number at one place in November. European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) 2500 at Padone lea, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis). Large number at one place in November. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) at least 2 1cy at Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons et al.), 1 1cy at Kolka, Dundaga county (U.Piterans et al.), 2 1cy at Grobina surroundings, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis). Gull at Kolka present since 08.11.2013. (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). Late autumn records. Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 1 trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) 1 at Seaside park, Liepaja (J.Jansons, A.Mankus, M.Jaunzemis). Present since 07.11.2013. (J.Jansons, A.Mankus, K.Millers). Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) 1 at Adazi air field, Adazi county (J.Vigulis, A.Arnicans), at least 2 at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans et al.), 1 M at Priekule, Priekule county (R.Rekmanis). Late autumn records. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 ad M trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (J.Jansons et al.).

 
 
Larus fuscus
Phylloscopus collybita tristis
Phylloscopus humei
Phoenicurus ochruros
Acanthis hornemanni
09.11.2013.
Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts).

 
 
Acanthis hornemanni
08.11.2013.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 at Kolka harbor, Dundaga county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1 to S over Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Repeated latest autumn record.Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 flushed at Adazi military landfill, Adazi county (I.Mardega). Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Kolka harbor, Dundaga county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed, 1 observed visually at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, U.Piterans).

Phylloscopus proregulus
Acanthis hornemanni
07.11.2013.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1 M at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (M.Kilups). Relatively late autumn record. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs), 1 1cy at Engure harbor, Engure (U.Piterans). Gull at Mangalsala pier present since 12.10.2013. (I.Denisovs). Late autumn records. Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 1 in the bushes at Karosta channel surroundings, Liepaja (A.Mankus, J.Jansons). NEW SPECIES FOR LATVIA!!! Hume's Warbler (Phylloscopus humei) 1 at Seaside park, Liepaja (J.Jansons, A.Mankus, K.Millers). More photos here. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 2 at Mersrags harbor surroundings, Mersrags (U.Piterans).

Larus fuscus
Phylloscopus proregulus
Phylloscopus humei
Acanthis hornemanni
06.11.2013.
Purple sandpiper(Calidris maritima) 2 1cy on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). 40th record for Latvia and 18th - Liepaja. 1 1cy the same place on 02.11.2013. (J.Jansons), 03.11.2013. not re-found (K.Millers, R.Rekmanis).Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Present since 02.11.2013. (J.Jansons). Late autumn record. Desert Wheater (Oenanthe deserti) 1 F at Liepaja harbor, Liepaja (K.Millers). More photos here. Present since 02.11.2013.(J.Jansons).

Calidris maritima
Oenanthe deserti
05.11.2013.
Great Egret (Egretta alba) 1 at Sausa Daugava, Kekava county (I.Grinerte). Late autumn record.

 
03.11.2013.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy migrating S at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 12.10.2013. (I.Denisovs), late autumn record. Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Ronu str., Liepaja (S.Laime, D.Leimane). Periodically observed at Liepaja seashore near S pier and Seaside park area since 09.06.2008. (I.Mednis). Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 2 in the same time at sea-buckthorns in the dunes of Liepaja harbor S pier surroundings, Liepaja (K.Millers, R.Rekmanis, J.Jansons). Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) 1 at Mezaparks, Riga (A.Klepers). Latest autumn record. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts), 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Mezaparks, Riga (A.Kalvans et al.).

Larus fuscus
Phylloscopus proregulus
Acanthis hornemanni
Acanthis hornemanni
02.11.2013.
Great Egret (Egretta alba) 1 at lake Burtnieks, Burtnieki county. (A.Klepers). Late autumn record. Sanderling (Calidris alba) 1 at Ainazi sea shore, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers). Late autumn record. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 1cy on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 8 at Ainazi sea shore, Salacgriva county, 6 at lake Burtnieks shore, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers). Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Mardega, I.Bojare et al.). 13th record for Latvia. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 1cy at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Late autumn record. Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) 1 F at Liepaja harbor, Liepaja (J.Jansons). 4th record for Latvia and 2nd for Liepaja. Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 ad trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 on Golodova dam in Liepaja lake, Liepaja (J.Jansons).

 
 
Calidris maritima
Phalaropus fulicarius
Oenanthe deserti
Acanthis cabaret
01.11.2013.
Great Egret (Egretta alba) 1 at Dienvidsuseja river bank, Nereta county. (K.Funts). Late autumn record.
 
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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