September 2018

Last update 07.10.2018. on 20:35:21
   
   
30.09.2018.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 1cy on Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (E.Ledins et al.). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 35 overall flushed at Vecdaugava, Riga (E.Smislovs). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 M trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs).

 Lymnocryptes minimus
24.09.2018.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs).

 
23.09.2018.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks), calls heard at Ramnieki, Priekuli county (A.Klepers).

 Phylloscopus inornatus
22.09.2018.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 ad to S at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks, J.Ukass). Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy to SE at Jurkalne surroundings, Ventspils county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). 1st record this year.

Falco peregrinus
Stercorarius longicaudus
 
21.09.2018.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs); 10 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, V.Jaunzemis et al.). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko), 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs); 12 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, V.Jaunzemis et al.).

 
20.09.2018.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 flushed at Vecdaugava, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs).

 Lymnocryptes minimus
19.09.2018.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) >90 at Daugava river near Dole islet, Salaspils county (U.Piterans). Quite large number at one place in September.

 
18.09.2018.
Rook (Corvus frugilegus) >900 in one flock over Vilaka, E Latvia (K.Millers). Large number at one place in September. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 heard and observed visually at Mangalsala, Riga (U.Piterans). Single bird observed at this area also on 14.09.2018. (U.Piterans).

 Phylloscopus inornatus
16.09.2018.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 1 at Kolka water treatment plant, Dundaga county (M.Ievins). Probably first autumn migrant but can not exclude that spent the summer at Latvia or Estonia. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Dubenmuiza surroundings, Aizpute county (A.Klepers). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 to S at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers). Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) 1 1cy at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (S.Karalius, M.Sniaukstienė, L.Sniauksta, G.Eigirdas). According to the observers information last seen flying away to S. Present since 13.09.2018. (R.Rekmanis, K.Millers et al.). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 2 1cy; Heuglin's Gull (Larus fuscus heuglini) 1 4cy at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (I.Denisovs). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 seen after playing the tape at Akmensrags surroundings, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers).

Milvus milvus
Falco peregrinus 
Larus cachinnans
Larus fuscus heuglini 
Corvus corone 
15.09.2018.
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 with 4 Common Buzzards (Buteo buteo) at Salacgriva surroundings, Salacgriva county (U. Piterans, G. Grandans, E. Laucis, I. Brediks). 1st known record in 2018! Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (K. & G.Bernans, R.Blukis). Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus) ~2500 migrating S from 13:05 till 19:30 at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) >1 1cy at Daibe rubbish dump, Pargauja county (U. Piterans et al.) Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

Circaetus gallicus
Larus cachinnans
 Phylloscopus inornatus
14.09.2018.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 heard and latter observed visually at Mangalsala, Riga (U.Piterans), 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 Phylloscopus inornatus
13.09.2018.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 71; Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). First autumn migrants. Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 14 at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, K.Millers). Rare and largest flock ever inland. Great Egret (Ardea alba) >325 (incl >289 in Liekna II pond) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Large number at one place in September. Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola) 1 1cy at Skrunda fish ponds, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis, K.Millers et al.). 2nd record for Latvia. Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 heard and observed visually at Bikernieki forest, Riga (E.Smislovs).

Glareola pratincola
Glareola pratincola
Glareola pratincola
Glareola pratincola 
12.09.2018.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 M observed visually at Ogre (V.Roze).

 
11.09.2018.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs), 1 heard and latter observed visually at Bolderaja Apaksgravja str. 15g, Riga (U.Piterans), 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (@Valts_Jaunzemis - tw).

Phylloscopus inornatus
09.09.2018.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 M 1cy  trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs).

 
07.09.2018.
Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 seen as Anthus sp., species ID according to heard calls at Ramnieki surroundings, Priekuli county (A.Klepers).

 
06.09.2018.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at Riga HES reservior, Salaspils county (E. & V.Smislovs). Presumed the same as in July 2018 at Daugavgriva pier, Riga (A.Arnicans et al.). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 F to SE at Lilaste, Saulkrasti county (I.Denisovs).

 Falco vespertinus
05.09.2018.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 1 ad in the Daugava river at Sosnauka, Daugavpils county (A.Erts, G.Grandans). Rare inland. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 ad at Janopole fields, Ilukste county (G.Grandans, A.Erts).

 
02.09.2018.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 14 trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (I.Dinsbergs, T.Endzins, V.Jaunzemis), 1 feeding at Zvejniekciems, Saulkrasti county (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
01.09.2018.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Present since 26.08.2018. (E. & V.Smislovs). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 ad to SE at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Lielupe river mouth, Jurmala (J.Vigulis).
Present since 31.08.2018. (E. & V.Smislovs).
Falco peregrinus
 Limicola falcinellus
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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