July 2014

Last update 07.08.2014. at 23:35:09
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 6 (2 ad and 4 1cy) at Pape, Rucava county (V.Adamsons). Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Bazulis, I.Freiberga).

 Acrocephalus paludicola
Whiskered Tern
(Chlidonias hybrida) 13 (10 ad and 3 1cy) at Liepaja lake, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis).

Chlidonias hybrida
(Calidris alba) ~150 at Ragaciems seashore, Lapmezciems county (M.Riherts), 310 (counted in photo) at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (S.Laime). Quite large number at one place during autumn migration.
Calidris alpina
 (Calidris alba) 1 at Ragaciems seashore, Lapmezciems county (M.Riherts). Quite early autumn migrant record. 

Calidris alba
Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus) 11 at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (I.Grinerte).

Limicola falcinellus
Bar-tailed Godwit
(Limosa lapponica) 1 at Ragaciems seashore, Lapmezciems county (M.Riherts). Quite early autumn migrant record. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 2 at Skisterciems seashore, Salacgriva county (S.Laime).

Limosa lapponica
Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus) 20 in one flock at Mersrags seashore, Mersrags (M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons).

Lesser Redpoll
(Acanthis cabaret) 1 M singing and observed visually at Perkone surroundings, Nica county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. 

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Desciems, Ventspils county (M.Strazds et al.). Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) found nest with 3 juveniles and another pair (observed adults with food) at Druviena, Gulbene county (R.Rekmanis, U.Piterans, G.Grandans, I.Ozola).

Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) 1 pair with 3 fledged juveniles and 1 another pair at
 Skudnovka, Vilani county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola).

 Iduna caligata
Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) 3 (pair and 1 singing individual) at Liepari, Rugaji county (G.Grandans). Present at this area since 28.06.2014., when 1 singing individual (K.Millers).

Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) 2 at Dubuli, Rezekne county (P.Voskamp, S. Rijn, V.Schockert, G.Grandans). Earliest autumn migrant record. Rare inland.

Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 ad on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Different bird as on 18. and 27.06.2014. (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months.
Calidris alpina
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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