October 2010

31.10.2010.
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) 1 at Liepaja harbour - 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Liepaja (K.Millers). Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus) 1 at Satini fish ponds - 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 1 1cy bird trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Rucava county (A.Avotins jun.).

30.10.2010.

Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 at Liepaja harbour S mole (J.Jansons), at least 5 migrating S over Golodova dam at Liepaja lake (K.Millers, J.Jansons), 13 migrating to S over Golodova dam at Liepaja lake (J.Jansons).

27.10.2010.

Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 1 at Nagli fish ponds - 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rezekne county (G.Grandans, G.Aizupiete, I.Klavina).

26.10.2010.

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 locally on the seashore near Liepaja harbour, Liepaja (A.Mankus).

22.10.2010.
Purple sandpiper
(Calidris maritima) 1 to N, Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus) 1 1cy dark morph together with 2 Arctic Skuas (Stercorarius parasiticus) to N, Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 2 1cy to N, Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 10 locally at Pape bird station, Rucava county (G.Grandans, M.Jaunzemis).

21.10.2010.
Garden warbler
(Sylvia borin) 1 trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Rucava county (I.Jansone, G.Grandans, M.Jaunzemis).

17.10.2010.

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) 1 at Vangazi - 2nd earliest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Riga (A.Avotins jun.).

16.10.2010.

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 1 at Nica fields - 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Nica county (K.Millers). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 15 at L.B.T. grain terminal, Liepaja (J.Jansons).

15.10.2010.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 4 1cy at Liepaja harbour S pier, Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 18 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (K.Millers).

13.10.
2010.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1at Liepaja harbour, Liepaja (M.Koivula, K.Millers). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy and 1 2cy at Rolava, Durbe county (M.Koivula). Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) at least 2 1cy at Liepaja harbour, Liepaja (K.Millers, M.Koivula), 1 1cy migrating to N at Bernati, Nica county (M.Koivula).

10.10.
2010.
Red Phalorope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy still present at Liepaja harbour S pier (since 04.10.), Liepaja (K.Millers, E.Millere).


09.10.2010.
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 migrant call heard at Mazdzerve, Aizpute county (K.Millers). Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) 1 at Mazdzerve - 3rd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Aizpute county (K.Millers). Wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) 1 trapped and ringed at Pape bird station - 3rd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rucava county (E.Laucis). Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) trapped and ringed at Pape bird station - 3rd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Pape bird station, Rucava county (G.Grandans).

08.10.2010.
Siberian Cifchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 1 near Nica fields (since 23.09.), Nica county (K.Millers).

05.10.2010.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)1 1cy locally at Liepaja harbour, Liepaja (K.Millers).

04.10.2010.
Red Phalorope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Liepaja harbour S pier, Liepaja. 6th record for Latvia (K.Millers).

02.10.2010.

Great Egret (Egretta alba) ~300 birds at Nagli fish ponds, Rezekne county (A.Avotins jun.).

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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birdinglatvia.lv systematic since 01.02.2011. is based on "The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 6th Edition 2007" (version 6.5). English names following "Birds of the World. Recommended English Names" by Gill and Wright on behalf of the International Ornithological Congress (IOC).