August 2014

Last update 07.09.2014. at 21:25:21
   
   
31.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Berzciems surroundings, Engure county (J.Vigulis, I.Markuse), 1 1cy at Carnikava fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Can not exclude that individual at Carnikava fields the same as reported since 12.08.2014. (I.Mardega) from the same surroundings. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 7 at Akmensargs seashore, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons). Quite large number at one place in autumn. Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrating S at Pape lake E coast, Nica county (K.Millers).

Regulus ignicapilla
30.08.2014.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) ~150 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Large number at one place in August. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Kapsede surroundings, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Probably the same individual as on 27.08.2014. (M.Kilups, K.Kilups) at Grobina wind farm. Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers, J.Jansons). European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 39 at Kapsede, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola).

Merops apiaster
29.08.2014.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 46 at Rimzati fish ponds, Kuldiga county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Quite large number at one place in August.

 Ardea alba
28.08.2014.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Pope surroundings, Ventspils county (H.Hofmanis). Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 2 at Daugava river sandbank, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Quite rare inland. Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 1 1cy at Kalniski surroundings, Nica county (K.Millers). 3rd latest autumn record.

Arenaria interpres
27.08.2014.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Grobina wind farm, Grobina county (M.Kilups, K.Kilups).

 
24.08.2014.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 5670 counted flying over in seance 6:00-6:40 from bird tower at Kanieris lake, Engure county (M.Riherts). Great Egret (Ardea alba) 35 in one flock resting at Kanieris lake, Engure county (M.Riherts). Quite large number at one place in August. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Alokste, Aizpute county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola), 1 1cy at Vane, Kuldiga county (M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons, A.Mankus). Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at Roja harbor seashore, Roja (A.Mankus et al.). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 ad F at Salaca river, Aloja county (A.Klepers).

 Phalaropus lobatus
22.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
 (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers), 1 1cy at lake Ilziks, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola).

Falco vespertinus
21.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
 (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Kalniski surroundings, Nica county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers), 1 1cy at Ainazi (S.Laime). Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 700 at Blome, Smiltene county (G.Grandans). Large number at one place. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 40 together with other waders at Salacgriva seashore, Salacgriva (G.Grandans). Large number at one place.

 

20.08.2014.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at lake Lubans, Rezekne county (D.Vasilevskis). Rare during summer months. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 at Zorgi, Iecava county (E.Laucis). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 1cy at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 1 to S at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

Larus cachinnans
19.08.2014.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) >4000 at Liepaja harbor, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Large number at one place in autumn. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 at Dviete, Ilukste county (E.Racinskis, D.Brakmane).
 
Phalacrocorax carbo
18.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
 (Falco vespertinus) at least 22 at Krievrags, Talsi county (U.Revalds). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 6 at Ainazi seashore, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics). Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 2 1cy at Ainazi seashore, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

 
17.08.2014.
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) 200 at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (I.Denisovs). Large number at one place at August. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 7 at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (U.Revalds). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 2 at Lielupe river estuary, Jurmala (E. and V.Smislovs)Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) >3 (1 1cy, 1 2cy, 1 3cy) photographed at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (I.Denisovs). Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia) 1 singing at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Latest song in summer.

 
16.08.2014.
Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus) 1 1cy at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons).

 
15.08.2014.
Broad-billed Sandpiper
(Limicola falcinellus) 3 (2 ad and 1 1cy) on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Liepaja seashore near S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Periodically observed at this area since 09.06.2008. (I.Mednis).

 
14.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 at Kolka, Dundaga county (I.Priedniece, J.Priednieks), 1 1cy at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Present since 12.08.2014. (I.Mardega).

Falco vespertinus
13.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Purvieta, Pavilosta county (I.Grinerte), 1 1cy at Alauksts surroundings, Vecpiebalga county (G.Grandans). Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 1 1cy flew along the Riga HPP, Salaspils county (V. and E.Smislovs). 17th record for Latvia.

Falco vespertinus
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
12.08.2014.
Black-necked Grebe
(Podiceps nigricollis) 2 (ad and 1cy) at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Adazi military training area, Adazi county (I.Mardega).

Podiceps nigricollis
10.08.2014.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 1400 at Pekrags, Mersrags (E.Ledins). Large number at one place in autumn.

 
09.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Saraiki surroundings, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis), 1 over Liepaja lake, Nica county. One individual at Saraiki surroundings present since 08.08.2014. (K.Millers).

 
08.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Saraiki surroundings, Pavilosta county (K.Millers).

Falco vespertinus
07.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (E.Smislovs et al.). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (U.Piterans et al.).

 
06.08.2014.
Whiskered Tern
(Chlidonias hybrida) 8 (3 ad and 5 1cy) at Liepaja lake, Grobina county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present since 29.07.2014. (R.Rekmanis) when 13 (10 ad and 3 1cy) and 02.08.2014. (J.Jansons) when 7 (4 ad and 3 1cy). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 at Vitini meadows surroundings, Grobina county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present since 07.06.2014. (K.Millers).

Chlidonias hybrida 
03.08.2014.
Two-barred Crossbill
(Loxia leucoptera) >2 at Kolka cape surroundings, Dundaga county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

 
02.08.2014.
Whiskered Tern
(Chlidonias hybrida) 7 (4 ad and 3 1cy) at Liepaja lake, Grobina county (J.Jansons). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) nest found at Pape lake W coast, Rucava county (V.Adamsons). First Lesser Redpoll`s nest for Latvia!

 
01.08.2014.
Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs).
 
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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