August 2018

Last update 03.09.2018. at 12:14:54
   
   
31.08.2018.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Lielupe river mouth, Jurmala (E. & V.Smislovs). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
28.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Zalenieki surroundings, Jelgava county (M.Kilups).

 
27.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Laucini quarry surroundings, Cesu/Priekuli county (A.Klepers). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics), 1 flew over at Dimzukalns surroundings, Iecava county (E. & V.Smislovs).

 Falco vespertinus
26.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at the same time to N/NE at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte), 1 1cy at Krievragciems, Talsu county (M.Kilups), 3 1cy at Kalngle fields, Carnikava county (E. & V.Smislovs), 1 1cy at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
25.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Dunava surroundings, Jekabpils county (G.Grandans).

 
23.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Engure lake E coast bird tower, Engure county (I.Gaile), 1 1cy at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy F trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 F/1cy migrating S at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

Falco vespertinus
Regulus ignicapilla
20.08.2018.
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo) 2800 - 3000 at Mangalsala - Vecaki 450 m shore line section, Riga (I.Denisovs). Large number at one place during autumn migration.

 Phalacrocorax carbo
19.08.2018.
Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) 25 - 30 hunting locally at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Large number at one place during autumn migration. European Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus) 1 vocalizing in the night at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Latest song in summer.

 
17.08.2018.
Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, A.Gulbis, S.Kalniņa, R.Jansons). 4th this season ringed at Pape B.O.

 
14.08.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 ad M photographed at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs), 1 1cy on wires at Vigrieze surroundings, Talsu county (M.Kilups). Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) 23 in one flock locally at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (A.Klepers).
 Falco vespertinus
Charadrius morinellus
09.08.2018.
Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (O.Keiss, M.Jaunzemis, A.Priedniece). 3rd this season ringed at Pape B.O.

Acrocephalus paludicola
05.08.2018.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 84 ad at one place; Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 130 ad at one place at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers). Large number at one place for both species in August.  Common/Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea/cabaret) 1 flew over with calls at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers). Previous record at the same area on 26.07.2018. (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
04.08.2018.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Engure lake E coast, Engure county (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
03.08.2018.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 8 at Randi meadows; Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 4 at Vitrupe, Salacgriva county (I.Denisovs). Both species first autumn migrants. Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 1 photographed in the flock of Dunlins (Calidris alpina) at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs). 7th record for Latvia. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 ad F at Mersrags surroundings, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs).

Limosa lapponica
 Calidris melanotos
02.08.2018.
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 2 (ad and 1cy) at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs). First autumn migrants. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs).
 
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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