October 2019

Last update 11.11.2019. at 21:32:34
   
   
29.10.2019.
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo) 76 migrating S from 13:43 till 14:02 at Ogre (V.Roze). Extremely large number of migrating birds inland in 15 minutes. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 6 on Golodova damb at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (A.Mousseau).

 
28.10.2019.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (A.Mousseau).

Carduelis flavirostris 
27.10.2019.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 1cy at Cukezers lake surroundings, Kandava cunty; Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 22 (19 + 3) foraging at Akmensrags surroundings, Pavilosta county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins).

 
26.10.2019.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 22 (19 + 3) foraging at Liepaja harbor N pier surroundings (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins), 6 foraging at Zvejnieki avenue, Liepaja (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
24.10.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) >43 in one flock at Jaunmarupe surroundings, Marupe county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Largest flock ever during autumn migration! Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 2 at Targale fields, Ventspils county (K.Millers). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 4 flushed at Vecdaugava, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Nuthatch ssp asiatica (Sitta europaea asiatica) 1 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 2 (1 + 1) observed visually and calls heard migrating SW at Platene surroundings, Ventspils county (K.Millers).

Branta canadensis
Milvus milvus
Sitta europaea asiatica
21.10.2019.
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn migrant record.

Actitis hypoleucos 
20.10.2019.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 flushed at Mersrags, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 with calls to S at Ovisrags, Ventspils county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks et al.). Latest autumn migrant record!

Carpodacus erythrinus
19.10.2019.
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 to S at Ventspils harbor S pier, Ventspils (E.Smislovs). Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 M 1cy & 1 F 2cy trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (P.Daknis, I.Brediks et al.). Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 3 at Mangalsala shore line, Riga (I.Denisovs).

Eremophila alpestris 
18.10.2019.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 F 1cy trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (P.Daknis et al.).

 
17.10.2019.
Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) 58 in one flock migrating to SE/S at Ogre (V.Roze). Quite large number in one flock during autumn migration. Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

 
16.10.2019.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 1cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Single individual present since 13.10.2019. (Z.Krievans). Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs). 3rd latest autumn migrant record. Redwing (Turdus iliacus) 785 (largest flocks 80 & 60) migrating W from 7:30 to 10:00 at Ogre (V.Roze). Good autumn migration count.

Calidris maritima
14.10.2019.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 1cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 13.10.2019. (Z.Krievans).

Calidris maritima 
13.10.2019.
Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) 214 migrating to SE/S from 7:45 to 9:45 at Ogre (V.Roze). Best autumn migration count and furthermore inland! Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs). Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) 1 at Daugava river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Quite late autumn migrant record.

Motacilla flava 
11.10.2019.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 M 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Ķegums county (D.Boiko).

 
10.10.2019.
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). 2nd latest autumn migrant record.

Phalaropus lobatus
09.10.2019.
Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) 1 1cy at Daugava river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). 2nd record inland.

Anthus petrosus 
08.10.2019.
Pallas's Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs).

 
06.10.2019.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs, R.Matrozis).

 
05.10.2019.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 1cy at Pape channel, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, A.Priedniece, K.Freibergs).
Calidris maritima 
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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