February 2023

Last update 01.02.2023. at 00:00:01
 
   
01.02.2023.
No interesting records reported.
 
   

January 2023

Last update 31.01.2023. at 23:39:01
 
   
23.01.2023.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 2 at landfill "Kivites", Dienvidkurzeme county (I.Brediks). Rare during winter months.

22.01.2023.
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 1 at L.B.T. grain terminal, Liepaja (A.Klepers, I.Brediks). Quite rare during winter months. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Pulvera str., Liepaja (I.Brediks, P.Daknis). Rare during winter months. Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 4 (2 ad & 2 2cy) at Seaside Park, Liepaja (P.Daknis et al.). Quite rare during winter months. Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Liepaja harbor N pier, Liepaja (A.Klepers et al.). Present at least since 15.10.2011. (D.Krigens). Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) ~400 at L.B.T. grain terminal, Liepaja (A.Klepers, I.Brediks). Large number at one place rare during winter months. Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) (Prunella modularis) 1 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (A.Klepers et al.). Rare during winter months. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 at landfill "Kivites", Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Rare during winter months. Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) >5 at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (A.Klepers et al.). Large number at one place during winter months. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 17 next to Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (A.Klepers et al.). Present at least since 07.01.2023. when >20 (G.Grandans, K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

21.01.2023.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2; Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 30 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 1 in the Baltic Sea next to Mietrags, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). Present at least since 07.01.2023. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Quite rare during winter months. Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 1 at Grinvalti surroundings, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1 F at Nida, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Both species quite rare during winter months. Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 2 flew over at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). First spring migrants. Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) 1 at Nida, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Quite rare during winter months. Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). Present since 22.10.2022. (A.Zacmanis). Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 2 at Nida, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Quite rare during winter months. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 24 locally at Jurmalciems, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers).

15.01.2023.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 4 (2 ad & 2 2cy) at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga (A.Klepers). Quite rare during winter months.

14.01.2023.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1; Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) 1 at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (A.Klepers). Both species quite rare during winter months. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 2cy on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Very rare during winter months.

13.01.2023.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2; Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 8; Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 2 + 1; Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) 72 at Nica fields, Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 31 + 4 at Bernati polder, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers). First spring migrants!

 
11.01.2023.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 14 locally at Vaidava surroundings, Valmiera county (A.Klepers). Since 10.01.2023. (I.Zepa).

 
10.01.2023.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 2cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Very rare during winter months.

08.01.2023.
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 1 2cy; Redwing (Turdus iliacus) 1 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (K.Millers). Both species quite rare during winter months. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1; Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) >5 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (K.Millers).

07.01.2023.
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 2 at Ezerkrasts next to the sewage pipe, Liepaja (K.Millers et al.). Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 4 next to Grinvalti, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). All three species quite rare during winter months. Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (G.Grandans, K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present since 22.10.2022. (A.Zacmanis). Hedge Accentor (Prunella modularis) 2 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (G.Grandans). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) at least 20 next to Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (G.Grandans, K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 F/2cy at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (G.Grandans). Quite rare during winter months.

02.01.2023.
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) 1 2cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). 5th record during winter months.