September 2015

Last update 11.10.2015. at 22:08:16
   
   
30.09.2015.
Peregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus) 1 ad at Skulte harbor, Saulkrasti county (I.Denisovs, V.Smislovs). Common Guillemot (Uria aalge) 1 at Daugavgriva beach, Riga (I.Klavina).

Falco peregrinus
Uria aalge
28.09.2015.
Horned Lark
(Eremophila alpestris) 1 to SE over Daugava river at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). 3rd earliest autumn migrant record for Latvia.

 Eremophila alpestris
27.09.2015.
Two-barred Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 1 at Pauku priedes, Valmiera (A.Klepers).

 
26.09.2015.
Caspian Gull
(Larus cachinnans) 3 1cy at Getlini landfill, Stopini county. One of them ringed on 16 June 2015 near Minsk, Belarus (I.Denisovs). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 individual calls heard and later observed visually at Rucava near Paurupe, Rucava county (M.Günther, A.Günther, B.Frantzen). 3rd record this autumn.

Larus cachinnans
25.09.2015.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 imm M at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). NEW SPECIES FOR LATVIA!!! Red-flanked bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings (C Latvia), Kegums county (D.Boiko).

Tarsiger cyanurus
 Tarsiger cyanurus
24.09.2015.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 to N at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Grandans, G.Graubics).

 
23.09.2015.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 1cy at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape BO, Rucava county (O.Keiss).

 
22.09.2015.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 at Darzini, Riga (U.Piterans). 1st this autumn for Latvia.

 Phylloscopus inornatus
20.09.2015.
Bird watching race „Latvia’s State Forests Bird Rally 2015” is over! More info here, total results here.
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (J.Jansons).

 
19.09.2015.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) >1 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (A.Naudzius et al.). White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 5 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (M.Strazds et al.), 1 at Roja harbor, Roja county (K.Funts). Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) 3 at Roja harbor, Roja county (K.Funts). All Geese species - first autumn migrantsRed-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 1 M at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (S.Karalius et al.). Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 46-51 ad/juv at Zvejsala - Lodani fishponds, Nagli, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs). Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 1 ad at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Great Egret (ardea alba) 300-320 at Zvejsala - Lodani fishponds, Nagli, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs). Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 ad M at Bozeni fields, Madona county (G.Grandans et al.). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Murnieki, Plavianas county; 3 1cy at Kvapani fish ponds, Rezekne county (A.Naudzius et al.). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 3 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (S.Karalius et al.). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 2 1cy to E at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (K.Funts). Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 1 1cy at Kalnagals surroundings, Madona county (U.Piterans et al.). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 1cy at Pavilosta, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis, I.Ozola); 2 1cy at Skrunda fishponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis). Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) 1 heading S at Uzava lighthouse, Ventspils county (R.Rekmanis).

Circus macrourus
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
16.09.2015.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 1 1cy at Daugava river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare inland.

 Tadorna tadorna
13.09.2015.
Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo) >5000 in Liepaja harbour, Liepaja (R.Rekmanis). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Ilgi, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis); 5 (1 ad M and 4 1cy) at Pape BO, Rucava county (V.Vigants, I.Dinsbergs).

 
12.09.2015.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 2 1cy at Satini fishponds, Saldus county (R.Rekmanis). Present since 11.09.2015., when 1 1cy (J.Jansons). Rare inland. Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 1cy at Ainazi shore line, Lapland longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 migrating S at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers).

 
11.09.2015.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1 1cy at Satini fishponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Rare inland.

 
10.09.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (M.Ievins). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Satini fishponds, Saldus county (J.Jansons).

 Falco vespertinus
08.09.2015.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 5 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county, Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 2 at Kamarce meadows, Ventspils county, Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Skibe, Dobele county (K.Millers). Tundra Bean Geese - early autumn migrant record. Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 1cy at Rudekas, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers). Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) 1 ad between Mangalsala and Vecaki, Riga (I.Denisovs). 1st autumn record.
 
 Anser serrirostris
 Milvus milvus
06.09.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Puces, Kandava county; 10 at Kulciems surroundings, Talsi county (A.Mankus), 3 1cy at Gatciems - Straupciems, Babite county (G.Zembergs). Red-footed Falcons at Kulciems surroundings since 05.09.2015., when >15 (I.Brediks, E.Haberkorns, J.Vigulis). House Martin and Barn Swallow hybrid (Delichon urbicum x Hirundo rustica) 1 at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (E.&V.Smislovs).

 Falco vespertinus
Delichon urbicum x Hirundo rustica
05.09.2015.
Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 1cy at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) at least 15 1cy at Kulciems surroundings, Talsi county (I.Brediks, E.Haberkorns, J.Vigulis); 1 1cy at Kirpati, Mersrags county (J.Vigulis); 1 1cy at Skujenieki, Kekava county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 1cy to S at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (E.&V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 1cy at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (A.Kurockins, E.&V.Smislovs). Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 1 observed at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (R.Rekmanis). 2nd latest autumn record for Latvia.

 Circus macrourus
 Falco peregrinus
04.09.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Degumnieki fields, Madona county (D.Vasilevskis).

 
03.09.2015.
Brent Goose
(Branta bernicla) 2 at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (M.Ievins).

 
02.09.2015.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 2cy M at Smiltaini surroundings, Iecava county (E.Laucis); 1 1cy at Snepele surroundings, Kuldiga county (A.Tjagunovics).
 Falco vespertinus
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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