November 2010

29.11.2010.
Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1 ad F at Liepaja – latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Liepaja (K.Millers).

28.11.2010.
Dunlin
(Calidris alpina alpina) 1 ad at Mangalsala since 26.11.2010. – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Riga (I.Denisovs). Stock Dove (Columba oenas) 1 migrating to S at Pape bird station – 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rucava county (G.Grandans, E.Ledins). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (J.Jansons, A.Mankus).

27.11.2010.
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 3 locally on the ice at Satini fish ponds – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Woodlark (Lullula arborea) 1 migrating to S at Pape bird station – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rucava county (G.Grandans).

26.11.2010.
Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) a voice of migrating bird at evening dusk at Pape lake – the 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 2 at Pape lake – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rucava county (G.Grandans). Dunnock (Prunella modularis) 1 at Liepaja – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Liepaja (K.Millers).

25.11.2010.
Horned lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 locally on the seashore at Pape – the latest autumn migrant observation, Rucava county (G.Aizupiete, Z.Strike).

22.11.2010.
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus bewickii) at least 250 (summ of flocks) and Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) ~ 700 (summ of flocks) Nicas fields, Nicas county (K.Millers).

21.11.2010.
Crane (Grus grus) 1 at Jaunmuiza – 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Skrunda county (G.Grandans). Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) 1 1cy/M at L.B.T. grain terminal – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Liepaja (A.Avotins jun. a. o.).

20.11.2010.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 9 migrating at Satini fish ponds – 3rd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Saldus county (J.Jansons).

19.11.2010.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 at Satini fish ponds – 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Saldus county (J.Jansons).

11.11.2010.
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 1 at Nagli fish ponds – 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Rezekne county (G.Grandans).

10.11.2010.

Serin (Serinus serinus) 1 at Liepaja harbour N mole area – the latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Liepaja, Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) 1 flying N over Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers).

07.11.2010.
Curlew (Numenius arquata) at least 2 at Satini fish ponds – 2nd latest autumn migrant record for Latvia, Saldus county (J.Jansons). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 1 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (A.Mankus).

05.11.2010.
Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1 at Laudona – very late autumn migrant record, Madona county (A.Avotins sen.).

04.11.2010.

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy flying to S at Pape, Rucava county (G.Grandans).

03.11.2010.

Red Phalorope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy still present at Daugavgriva pier (since 28.10.2010.), Riga (A.Avotins jun.).

01.11.2010.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (G.Grandans, V.Ignatjevs).

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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