July 2015

Last update 06.08.2015. at 16:19:27
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 3 at Pekrags, Mersrags (I.Denisovs).

Limicola falcinellus
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 2 ad at Lauteri shoreline, 2 ad at Ainazi shoreline, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 hunting at Udrande surroundings, Ventspils county (N.Zeidaks). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1, White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) 25 (20 ad + 5 juv) at Glaudusola in Daugava river, Ilukste county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Milvus milvus
 Chlidonias leucopterus
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) >10 breeding pairs (ad + juv) at Lubasts lake, Daugavpils county (V. & E.Smislovs).

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 1 ad at Skisterciems shore line, Salacgriva county (S.Laime). Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs), 1 at Roja harbor, Roja (A.Avotins jun.). First autumn migrants. Red-necked Phalarope at Mangalsala pier present since 16.07.2015. (T. & O.Mizinenko).

Pluvialis squatarola
 Phalaropus lobatus
Ruddy Turnstone
(Arenaria interpres) 1 on Daugava river shoals at Liksna, Daugavpils county (A.Erts). First autumn migrant.

 Arenaria interpres
Red Kite
(Milvus milvus) 2 at Grobina surroundings (SW Latvia), Grobina county (A.Klepers).

 Milvus milvus
(Calidris alba) 1, Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 2 on Mnagalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants. For Sanderling earliest autumn record ever.

 Calidris alba
Temminck's Stint
(Calidris temminckii) 2 together with other waders at Roja harbor, Roja (R.Rekmanis, I.ozola). First autumn migrants. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) >5 at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (D.Vasilevskis).

Red Knot
(Calidris canutus) 1 ad at Akmensrags shore linePavilosta county (A.Klepers). First autumn migrant. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Liepaja lake surroundings, Grobina county (J.Jansons). First autumn migrant.

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 3 shortly at Akmensrags shore line later to S, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers). European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 1 at Pavilosta county (A.Klepers). Present at least since 21.06.2015., when 2 (K.Millers, I.Grinerte, R.Grinerte).

Red-footed Falcon
(Falco vespertinus) 1 ad M at Saraiki surroundings, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 2 at Ragaciems shore line, Engure county  (V. & E.Smislovs, later independently I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants.

 Limosa lapponica
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 singing at Deksne surroundings, Kuldiga county (R.Rekmanis).

Regulus ignicapilla
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 58 at Skisterciems, 9 at Randi meadows, 18 at Ainazi pier, Salacgrica county (S.Laime), 7 at Satrpinupite river mouth, Engure county (M.Riherts), 39 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants. Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 3 at Skisterciems, 1 at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (S.Laime), 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants.

 Calidris ferruginea
Little Bittern
(Ixobrychus minutus) 1 calling at Upesciems ponds, Garkalne county (R.Matrozis, A.Kurockins, V.Smislovs). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 singing and observed visually at Perkone surroundings, Nica county (K.Millers).

Belated news
Imperial Eagle
(Aquila heliaca) Hungarian satellite tagged Imperial eagle "Janossy" has visited Zemgale and Kurzeme regions (C and W Latvia) from June 26 to June 28 (Helicon LIFE). 3rd registration for Latvia. Both previous birds were also satellite tagged and seen by no one.
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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