September 2014

Last update 03.09.2015. at 12:27:40
   
   
30.09.2014.
Long-tailed Jaeger
(Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy at Gauja river estuary, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs).

Stercorarius longicaudus
29.09.2014.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lejasciems, Gulbene county (A.Freibergs), 1 at Kolka cape parking area, Dundaga county (K.Millers). Can not exclude that one of 28.09.2014. observed individuals (K.Millers et al.).

 
28.09.2014.
Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 1 1cy migrating W at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (K.Millers et al.). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy photographed at Pape, Rucava county (S.Gulbinskas). Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus europaeus) 2 trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (I.Brediks et al.). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 2 (one observed visually at Kolka, calls of different individual heard) at Kolka, Dundaga county (K.Millers et al.), latter 1 1cy trapped and ringed (I.Brediks et al.).

Stercorarius pomarinus
Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
Phylloscopus inornatus
27.09.2014.
Purple Sandpiper
(Calidris maritima) 1 at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (J.Jansons). Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 1 1cy in the sea at Mangalsala pier surroundings, Riga (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy to W at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks, K.Lacis).

 
24.09.2014.
Long-tailed Jaeger
(Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy found dead at Lielupe river estuary, Jurmala (V. and E.Smislovs).

 
23.09.2014.
Red-necked Phalarope 
(Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at
Pekrags, Mersrags (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

 Phalaropus lobatus
22.09.2014.
Belated news

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) 2cy female with satellite transmitter crossed SE Latvia on 25. - 26.04.2014. (http://www.satellitetracking.eu/inds/showmap/?check_127=127). 2nd record for Latvia. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (O.Keiss).

 
21.09.2014.
Common Pochard
(Aythya ferina) 300 at Purva pond, Durbe county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Large number at one place in autumn.

 
20.09.2014.
Great Egret
(Ardea alba) 206 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Large number at one place in September. Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 2 at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans, G.Graubics), 1 migrating at Bullu islet, Riga (U.Piterans).

 
19.09.2014.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (J.Kazubiernis).

 
18.09.2014.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers. I.Grinerte). Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) >2500 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Large number at one place in September. Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers. I.Grinerte et al.). 4th record for Latvia. Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons, M.Jaunzemis).

Calidris melanotos
15.09.2014.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 7 (1 ad + 6 1cy) at Babite lake, Babite county (A.Kuročkins). Latest autumn record!

Chlidonias hybrida
14.09.2014.
Raptors visual census at Pape B.O. 7:00 - 17:00 (J.Kazubiernis and E.Ledins (14:00-17:00))
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 2
Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus) 1
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) 4
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 260
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) 42
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 104
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) 28
Other interesting observations today on 14.09.2014.
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) calls of migrating birds in dawn at Kolka, Dundaga county (M.Strazds et al.). Earliest autumn migrant record in Latvia! Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 3 (1 M and 2 FF/1cy) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy migrating to S at Lauteri seashore, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans, G.Graubics). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 (1 ad and 1 1cy) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Black Woodpecker (Dryocopus martius) 54 (7:00-14:30) + 4 (after census) at Lauteri seashore; 11 (16:30-18:00) at Ainazi seashore, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans, G.Graubics). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrating at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis).

 






Netta rufina
13.09.2014.
Raptors visual census at Pape B.O. 10:30 - 19:19 (E.Ledins, J.Kazubiernis et al.)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 7
Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) 40
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) 136
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 101
Hobby (Falco subbuteo) 37
Other interesting observations today on 13.09.2014.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 4 in the sea at Muizupite river mouth, Ventspils county (M.Ots et al.). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Strunki fish ponds, Talsi county (I.Jakovlevs et al.), 1 1cy at Pape, Rucava county (P.Ignatavicius). Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) ~2500 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Large number at one place in September. Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (I.Brediks et al.). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy on Pavilosta pier, Pavilosta (M.Tirums et al.).

 
12.09.2014.
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 at Gaili pond, Aizpute county (U.Piterans, R.Rekmanis). Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica) 1 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (U.Piterans). 7th record for Latvia.

 Emberiza rustica
11.09.2014.
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 2nd winter M at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers).

Circus macrourus
10.09.2014.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Vecsaule surroundings, Bauska county (E.Laucis).

 
08.09.2014.
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrating S at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

 
07.09.2014.
Greenish Warbler (Phylloscopus trochiloides) 1 singing at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Latest autumn record for Latvia! Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) >10 migrating S in seance 9:00 - 11:00 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (J.Jansons).

 
06.09.2014.
Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 3 at Melnezers marsh, Olaine county (A.Kuročkins). Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at Pekrags, Mersrags (I.Brediks). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrating S at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis).

Phalaropus lobatus
03.09.2014.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Can not exclude that the same individuals as reported from the same surroundings since 12.08.2014. (I.Mardega), when 1 1cy and 2 1cy since 21.08.2014. (I.Denisovs).
 
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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