August 2015

Last update 07.09.2015. at 13:37:48
   
   
31.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Zvejniekciems, Limbazi county, since 30.08.2015. (V.Vigants); 1 1cy at Smarde, Engure county (M.Jaunzemis), probably since 25.08.2015., when 11 (3 Ad M, 8 1cy) (S.Rabkevics, A.Poiss).

 Falco vespertinus
30.08.2015.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 238 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (R.Rekmanis). Large number at one place during autumn migration. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Bultas, Dobele county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

 
29.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Sauka surroundings, Viesite county (K.Funts), 1 1cy at Ezere surroundings, Saldus county (A.Klepers). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) >11; Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy; Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (K.Millers). 

 Limicola falcinellus
 Phalaropus lobatus
28.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Krasti surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts); 1 1cy at Grenci surroundings, Kandava county (E.Ledins).

 Falco vespertinus
27.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Lielbunas, Salaspils county (V.Roze, K.Millers).

 
26.08.2015.
Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 1cy to NNW at Pesi, Rucava county (K.Millers). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) at least 18 (including at least 2 Ad M) at Mersrags (U.Revalds), 1 1cy at Berstele, Rundale county, 2 1cy and 2 2cy M at Code, Bauska county (E.Laucis).

 Falco vespertinus
25.08.2015.
Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix) late song heard at Jaungulbene surroundings, Gulbene county (U.Lolans). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 11 (3 Ad M, 8 1cy) at Smarde surroundings, Engure county (S.Rabkevics, A.Poiss); 6 (2 Ad M, 1 Ad F, 3 1cy) at Adazi military landfill, Adazi county (I.Mardega); 7 at Kolka, Dundaga county (M.Ievins).

 Falco vespertinus
23.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Alejas, Kekava county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers); 6 (3 Ad M, 1 Ad F, 2 1cy) at Gailu pond, Aizpute county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 3 1cy at Lielupe estuary, Jurmala (V. & E.Smislovs). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 Ad at Lielupe estuary heading west, Jurmala (V. & E.Smislovs). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 1cy at Kuivizi, Salacgriva county (E.Laucis).

 Falco vespertinus
Anthus cervinus
22.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 (Ad M and 1cy) at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Lesser Redpol (Acanthis cabaret) 4 at Pekrags, Mersrags. Seen adult feeding young (A.Kalvans, E.Ledins).

 Falco vespertinus
21.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers).

 
20.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Aizpute surroundings, Aizpute county (A.Zacmanis).

 
18.08.2015.
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 1cy together with ~50 White Wagtails (Motacilla alba) at Daugava river bank near Darzini, Riga (R.Matrozis, V.Smislovs).

 
17.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Garciems fields, Carnikava county (I.Mardega).

 Falco vespertinus
16.08.2015.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 to SE at Cirava surroundings, Aizpute county (J.Jansons). Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) Finnish satellite tagged ad F flew in Latvia (NE) at Kursi surroundings, Aluksne county and reached Berzpils surroundings, Balvi county (M.Bruun/www.luomus.fi). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy migrating at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons).

Milvus milvus
 Falco vespertinus
14.08.2015.
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) >110 together at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Largest flock during autumn migration.

 
12.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 ad M at Adazi military landfill, Adazi county (I.Mardega).

 
11.08.2015.
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 1 heard at Akmensrags surroundings, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons).

 
09.08.2015.
Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) 1 singing at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Late song.

 
08.08.2015.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Sloka lake, Jurmala (E.Smislovs et al.).

 
06.08.2015.
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 ad, Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 3 at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (V. & E.Smislovs).

 
05.08.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy migrating at Ogre (V.Roze).

 
03.08.2015.
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1 ad light morph hunting at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (V.Vigants). First autumn migrant.

 
02.08.2015.
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) >62 (50 + >12) to N at Pekrags, Mersrags (E.Ledins et al.). Large number together during autumn migration. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (I.Mardega, I.Bojare). Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 3 (2 ad un 1 1cy), Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1 ad at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (J.Jansons).

 Limicola falcinellus
Phalaropus lobatus
01.08.2015.
Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 1 ad to S at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (E.Laucis). Rare during summer months. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 4 ad at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs). >5 present since 12.07.2015. (D.Vasilevskis).
Branta bernicla
Chlidonias hybrida
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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