October 2014

Last update 05.11.2014. at 15:24:25
   
   
30.10.2014.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 18 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola).

Carduelis flavirostris
29.10.2014.
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 2 migrating to S at Ziemupe, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis). Repeated 2nd latest autumn record for Latvia.

 
26.10.2014.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 at Satini quarries, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 9 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola).

Podiceps auritus
25.10.2014.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4 on the seashore at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (S.Laime et al.). Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Jūrmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks, P.Daknis). Latest autumn record for Latvia!

Branta canadensis
Sylvia borin
 
24.04.2014.
Corncrake (Crex crex)
1 at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Latest autumn record for Latvia!

Crex crex
22.10.2014.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 1cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). One individual present since 16.10.2014. (I.Denisovs).

 
21.10.2014.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Present since 13.10.2014. (K.Millers). Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 1 flew over at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Present at least since 13.10.2014., when 4 individuals (K.Millers). Repeated latest autumn record for Latvia! Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Latest autumn record for Latvia!

 
19.10.2014.
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 4 on the seashore at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 at L.B.T. grain terminal surroundings, Liepaja (G.Grandans).

 
16.10.2014.
Hobby
(Falco subbuteo) 1 migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Jaunzemis). Repeated 2nd latest autumn record for Latvia. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 1 cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) 1 at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn record.

 Calidris maritima
Sylvia borin
15.04.2014.
Corncrake (Crex crex)
1 found exhausted at Dreilini, Riga (A.Kazaka). Late autumn record.
 

 
14.04.2014.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
1 at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (L.J.Laine, A.Reenpää). Late autumn record.

 
13.10.2014.
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Repeated latest autumn record for Latvia! Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) 1, Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). For both species latest autumn records for Latvia! Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) ~20 at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (L.J.Laine, A.Reenpää). Quite large number at one place late in autumn. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 7 migrating S at Pape, Rucava county (M.Jaunzemis).

 
12.10.2014.
Horned Lark
(Eremophila alpestris)
1 shortly on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (M.Jaunzemis). Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)1 in coastal dunes bushes at Liepaja S pier surroundings, Liepaja (R.Rekmanis). Late autumn record.

 
11.10.2014.
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 2 migrating S over the sea at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Jaunzemis). Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus) 1 observed visually in coastal dunes buckthorn grove at Liepaja S pier surroundings, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). 5th record for Latvia. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks et al.). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Jaunzemis). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county (M.Jaunzemis), 2 at Liepaja harbor S pier dunes, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

Phylloscopus fuscatus
Phylloscopus inornatus
09.10.2014.
Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 at Mangalsala seashore, Riga (J.Vigulis). Present since 05.10.2014. (I.Denisovs). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (J.Kazubiernis, N.Kuzmenkova).

 Eremophila alpestris
08.10.2014.
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 1 to S at Ezerkrasts bird tower, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Repeated  latest autumn record for Latvia!

Cuculus canorus
05.10.2014.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 on the field at Apriki surroundings, Aizpute county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Great Egret (Ardea alba) 180 at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (A.Avotins jun. et al.). Large number at one place in October. Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 3 (ad and 2 1cy) to E at Kolka cape, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, E.Laucis). 3rd latest autumn record for Latvia. Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 at Mangalsala seashore, Riga (I.Denisovs).

 
04.10.2014.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 4 (1M, 3TT) at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Rare inland. Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 3 at Rimzati fish ponds, Kuldiga county (R.Rekmanis et al.). Rare inland. Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) 2500 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Large number at one place in October. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 1 at Rimzati fish ponds, Kuldiga county (R.Rekmanis et al.). 2nd latest autumn record for Latvia. Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 2 1cy to W at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (G.Grandans, E.Laucis). Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio) 1 at Rimzati fish ponds, Kuldiga county (R.Rekmanis et al.). 3rd latest autumn record for Latvia. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1cy trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (K.Millers et al.). Probably the same bird later heard and observed visually (G.Grandans, E.Laucis).

Larus cachinnans
03.10.2014.
Corn Crake (Crex crex) 1 disturbed at Vecdaugava peninsula, Riga (I.Denisovs). 3rd latest autumn record for Latvia. Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Kolka, Dundaga county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) at least 4 (at least 2 observed visually and 2 1cy tarpped and ringed) at Kolka, Dundaga county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

Phylloscopus proregulus inornatus
02.10.2014.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 1 M at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Rare inland.  Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 observed visually >5 minutes at Ogre (V.Roze).
 
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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