June 2014

Last update 26.07.2014. at 00:15:50
   
   
28.06.2014.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychys minutus) 1 M at Jaunsati gravel pit, Tukums county (V. and E. Smislovs, R.Matrozis). Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Rolava, Grobina county (J.Jansons). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Struzani bog ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans, A.Erts, U.Lolans). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) >2 ad on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Rare during summer months. White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) breeding pairs at Struzani bog ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans, A.Erts, U.Lolans). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 1 singing at Liepari surroundings, Rugaji county, new place (K.Millers). Nest found and 5 pull ringed at Lubans lake surroundings, Madona county, >4 fledgelings at Lubans lake surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers). More photos here.

Hippolais caligata
Hippolais caligata
27.06.2014.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychys minutus) 2 MM vocalizing at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (A.Erts, G.Grandans). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 ad on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Different bird as on 18.06.2014. (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months.

 Calidris alpina
26.06.2014.
Razorbill (Alca torda) 4 (2 pairs) in the sea at Kolka lighthouse surroundings with territorial behavior, Dundaga county (K.Millers, A.Karklins). Rare during summer months.

Alca torda
25.06.2014.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 5 at Babite lake W coast, Babite county (V. and E.Smislovs).

 
22.06.2014.
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast shoreline, Grobina county (J.Jansons).

 
21.06.2014.
Little Crake (Porzana parva) >10 singing at Zvejsala-Lodani fish ponds in pond G3, Rezekne county (A.Platais).

 
20.06.2014.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychys minutus) >3 MM at Sunezers lake, Daugavpils (K.Millers, A.Erts et al.). Present since 05.06.2014., when >2 (A.Erts).

Ixobrychys minutus
19.06.2014.
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 at Gumelis, Rezekne county (K.Millers, H.Dommerholt). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 4 (pair and two single birds) at Lubans lake surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers et al.). Different birds as on 04.06.2014. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

Hippolais caligata
18.06.2014.
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 ad on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 shortly at Ogre (V.Roze).

 Calidris alpina
17.06.2014.
Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 1, Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1 at Struzani bog ponds, Rezekne county (A.Avotins jun., D.Drazdovskis). Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 2 at Mersrags seashore, Mersrags (K.Millers). Present since 03.05.2014. (M.Strazds, I.Mardega). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Mersrags coastal meadow, Mersrags (K.Millers et al.). Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) 1 M singing intensive at hotel "Zitari" surroundings at Kolka, Dundaga county (K.Millers). Present since 15.06.2014. (U.Piterans). Rare during summer months.

Recurvirostra avosetta
Motacilla citreola
16.06.2014.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Ventava surroundings, Ventspils county (M.Strazds, H.Hofmanis). Pratincole sp. (Glareola pratincola/nordmanni) 1 to N over the sea at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (K.Millers et al.).

 
15.06.2014.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 1 at Kolka harbor, 2 (M and F) at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (K.Millers). Late spring migrants or potential summering individuals. Can not exclude that individual at harbor is the same as on 12.06.2014. at Mersrags seaside, Mersrags (I.Grinerte). Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) 1 singing at hotel "Zitari" surroundings at Kolka, 1 singing at Slitere lighthouse surroundings, Dundaga county (U.Piterans). Rare during summer months.

Branta bernicla
14.06.2014.
European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 2 (pair) at Razna National Park, Dagda county (U.Lolans, G.Grandans et al.).

Picus viridis
12.06.2014.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 1 at Mersrags seaside, Mersrags (I.Grinerte). Late spring migrant or potential summering individual.

Branta bernicla
10.06.2014.
Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 3 (pair and 1 singing individual) at Priekuli parish, Priekuli county (N.Kukars). Present at least since 06.06.2014. (N.Kukars). New breeding area.

Hippolais caligata
08.06.2014.
European Roller (Coracias garrulus) 1 at Pape, Rucava county (J.Vigulis, I.Jakovlevs). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Pape, Rucava county (J.Vigulis, J.Wesrtling, H.Hesswelfors).

 
07.06.2014.
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) ~50 at Lubasts, >15 Liksna surroundings, Daugavpils county (V. and E.Smislovs). Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 1 at Daugavgriva pier, Riga (A.Arnicans). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 to SSW at Vitini meadows surroundings, Grobina county (K.Millers).

Galerida cristata
06.06.2014.
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 2 at Vidzeme region, NNE Latvia (A.Klepers). New breeding place found. Possibly present since 31.05.2014. (A.Vilnis).

Merops apiaster
05.06.2014.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Lubans lake Zvidze dam bird tower, Madona county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Little Bittern (Ixobrychys minutus) >2 at Sunezers lake, Daugavpils (A.Erts)Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Papurne surroundings, Rugaji county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

Branta canadensis
Ixobrychys minutus
Motacilla citreola
 
04.06.2014.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 2 at Gumelis, Rezekne county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 at Druviena surroundings, Gulbenes n. (G.Grandans, K.Freibergs, I.Grinerte, K.Millers). At first singing individual observed, later the same bird with food. Potentially 3rd proven breeding record for Latvia. Present since 03.06.2014. (G.Grandans, K.Freibergs). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 3 pairs at Lubans lake surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). 

Chlidonias hybrida
Regulus ignicapilla
Hippolais caligata
01.06.2014.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 1 at Daugavpils (A.Erts). Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 2, Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1 at Ainazi pier seashore, Salacgriva county (I.Grinerte). Late spring migrants. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 3 at Ainazi seashore, Salacgriva county (I.Grinerte, A.Klepers). Present since 31.05.2014., when 5 (G.Grandans, G.Graubics). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 F at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (I.Grinerte).

Motacilla citreola
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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