December 2021

Last update 06.12.2021. at 10:56:00
 
   
05.12.2021.
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 1 shortly at Liepaja harbor S pier then to S, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Probably very late autumn migrant. Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Riga - Liepaja hihgway 161 km next to Mazilmaja, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1 at Darzini distributary, Riga (E.Smislovs et al.). Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) 1 at Darzini, Riga (E.Smislovs). Both species rare/quite rare during winter months.

04.12.2021.
Dark-bellied Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 2 at Liepaja harbors S pier, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). 5th winter record. Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) 1 flew next to Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja, 4 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Quite rare during winter months. Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Quite rare during winter months. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 at Liepaja harbors S pier, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). 3rd winter record. Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) >30 in one flock at Seaside Park, Liepaja. Quite rare and large number in one flock during winter months. Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 2 (1 + 1) at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Quite rare during winter months. Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis) 1; Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 with >4 Rock Pipits (Anthus petrosus) at/on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Meadow Pipit quite rare during winter months, Water Pipit present since 30.10.2021. (A.Mankus). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

03.12.2021.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 2 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics).

 
01.12.2021.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1; Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 1 flushed at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics). Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 1 at Purvciems, Riga (E.Smislovs). All species quite rare during winter months.

 

 

November 2021

Last update 03.12.2021. at 10:48:08
 
   
30.11.2021.
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics).

 
28.12.2021.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Annenieki surroundings, Dobele county (N.Zeidaks).

21.11.2021.
Horned Grebe
(Podiceps auritus) 1 to N; Common Murre (Uria aalge) 24 to N from 8:15 till 12:30; Razorbill (Alca torda) 212 to N from 8:15 till 12:30; White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 locally at Kolka Cape, Talsi county (I.Brediks, M.Kilups). Quite late autumn record for White Wagtail.

14.11.2021.
Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 Slitere village surroundings, Talsi county (H.Hofmanis, V.Vasiljevs). Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1 at Mezaparks, Riga (A.Arnicans). Quite late autumn record.

13.11.2021.
Presumably Eurasian nuthatch ssp. caesia (Sitta europaea caesia) 1 at Kurmrags surroundings, Limbazi county (V.Vigants). Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla) 1; Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 3 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva (U.Kolonovs). Quite late autumn record of Blackcap.

11.11.2021.
Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1 at Zvejniekciems, Saulkrasti county (L.Vaidere). Late autumn record.

 
09.11.2021.
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 (F?) trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics).

07.11.2021.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 1cy at Randi meadows, Limbazi county (Rare Bird Alert group/E.Smilsovs, R.Rekmanis). Since 06.11.2021. 18th record for Latvia.

 
04.11.2021.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 5 at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics).

 
02.11.2021.
Siberian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 1 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva (G.Graubics).