November 2018

Last update 29.11.2018. at 08:15:00
   
   
27.11.2018.
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) 1 flew with calls to S at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers). Latest autumn record!

 
26.11.2018.
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1 flew over at Memele river, Bauska (E.Laucis). Present since 16.11.2018. (E.Laucis). Latest autumn record!

 Actitis hypoleucos
25.11.2018.
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 1 at Riga HPS reservoir, Salaspils county (K.Bernans). Rare inland during autumn migration.

 
20.11.2018.
Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 (incl. 1 M) trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs).

 
19.11.2018.
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) 1 at Baznicas str., Liepaja (A.Karzons, E.Karzone et al.). First reported on 15.11.2018. (I.Satndzeniece). Present at area around month. Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 with Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) foraging at Akmensrags shore line, Pavilosta county (A.Kurockins, E.Smislovs). Presumed the same which reported periodically at least since 18.04.2018. (R.Rekmanis et al.). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 M trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs et al.).

Psittacula krameri
Corvus corone
Acanthis hornemanni 
 
18.11.2018.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4 with Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus) and Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Targale fields, Ventspils county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Shoveler (Anas clypeata) at least 13 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn record. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 2 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Latest autumn record. Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy to N at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (J.Ukass, I.Brediks). Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 1 to N at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks, J.Ukass). Latest autumn migrant record! Common Murre (Uria aalge) 4 to N Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks, J.Ukass). Razorbill (Alca torda) ~400 to N at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks, J.Ukass). Quite large number during autumn migration. Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 in the coastal dune bushes at Liepaja harbor S pier surroundings (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 with White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 shortly landed on Liepaja harbor S pier then migrated S, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present since 09.11.2018. (K.Millers). Returning individual. The same as winter 2017/21018 from 06.01.2018. till at least 16.02.2018. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte et al.). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 with 7 Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) at Liepaja harbor S pier surroundings, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 4 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs et al.).

Podiceps auritus
Rissa tridactyla
 Thalasseus sandvicensis
Uria aalge
 Regulus ignicapilla
 Motacilla cinerea
 Anthus spinoletta
16.11.2018.
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1 flew over with calls at Musa river, Bauska (E.Laucis). Late autumn record. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 Acanthis hornemanni
15.11.2018.
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri) 1 at Barinu str., Liepaja (I.Satndzeniece). Present at area around month. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 with 2 Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) at Daugava river coast at Nicgale parish, Daugavpils county (A.Erts).

Psittacula krameri
Acanthis hornemanni
14.11.2018.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs, R.Matrozis).


 
11.11.2018.
Shoveler (Anas clypeata) at least 6; Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 2; Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis). Late autumn records. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
10.11.2018.
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 43 at Islice str. Bauska (E.Laucis). Large number outside Liepaja. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
09.11.2018.
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) 1 flew over with calls at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Latest autumn record! Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Presumed the same individual as winter 2017/21018 from 06.01.2018. till at least 16.02.2018. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte et al.). 9th record for Latvia.

 Anthus spinoletta
Anthus spinoletta
07.11.2018.
European Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus europaeus) 1 at Bikernieki forest, Riga (O.Opermanis). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 MM trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

 Aegithalos caudatus europaeus
05.11.2018.
Barn Owl (Tyto alba guttata) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs et al.).

 Tyto alba guttata
04.11.2018.
Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) 1 at Roja harbor, Roja (J.Vigulis, G.Baranovskis at al.). Late autumn record. Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 ad M & 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
03.11.2018.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 11 (total of flushed individuals) at Burtnieks lake S & E coast, Burtnieks county (A.Klepers). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 ad M trapped and ringed at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte), 1 ad M & 1 1cy M trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko), 1 1cy & 1 ad F trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 1 heard at Unguru ditch, Burtnieks county (A.Klepers).

Lymnocryptes minimus
 Acanthis cabaret
02.11.2018.
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 1 ad M with Common Goldeneyes (Bucephala clangula) in the Daugava river at Liksna parish, Daugavpils county (A.Erts). Rare inland. Sanderling (Calidris alba) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Brediks). Late autumn record.
 Clangula hyemalis
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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