February 2019

Last update 28.02.2019. at 05:30:13
Section "Local wintering birds 2018/2019" which is located below "February 2019" is active since 15-Dec-2018  
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 2 MM at Daugava river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare during winter months.

 Anas penelope
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) >50; Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) >1000  in mixed flock of ~2000 Anser sp. Geese at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers). Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers). Most probably the same individual which present at Rude surroundings, Nica county since 23.12.2018. (V. un M.Jaunzemji). Greylag Goose (Anser anser) >120 at Durbe surroundings, Durbe county (K.Millers). Quite large number at one place during spring migration. Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). 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.).

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 1 at Gauja river next to Cirulsi, Cesis (S.Laime). Rare during winter months.

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 2 at Berzciems seaside, Engure county (V.Adamsons). Earliest spring migrant record! Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) migration calls heard above Pape lake, Rucava county (I.Mednis). Second earliest spring migrant record. Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2 at Olekte river, Kekava county. Present since 12.01.2019., when 1 (A.Platais). Rare during winter months. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Rude, Nica county (M. & V.Jaunzemis, K.Freibergs). Present since 23.12.2018. (M.&V.Jaunzemis). Common Crane (Grus grus) 2 at Vecpils, Durbe county; Stock Dove (Columba oenas) 1 at Saldus, 4 at Stalmani, Saldus county, 2 at Otanki, Nica county (M. & V.Jaunzemis, K.Freibergs). First spring migrants.

Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 1 at Druva surroundings, Saldus county (M.Viniarskis). First spring migrant. Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 1 at Skulte, Marupe county (S. Laime). Presumed as wintering bird rather than migrant. Rare during winter months. Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 1 migrating NE at Nikrace parish, Skrunda county (J.Jansons); 1 migrating N at Bruzilas surroundings, Saldus county (M.Jaunzemis); 1 migrating over Veide forest, Saldus county (A.Mankus). First spring migrants.

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 1 F/2cy at Mara pond, Riga (J.Vigulis). Present since 22.12.2018. (J.Vigulis). Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 at Biekengravis ditch, Riga (J.Vigulis). Both species rare during winter months.

Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 M at Vecdaugava, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during winter months.

Emberiza schoeniclus
Anser Geese (Anser sp.) 40 - 50 migrating at Kalniski surroundings, Nica county (I.Mednis). First spring migrants.

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) >3 in the evening over Aizpute (R.Rekmanis). First spring migrants. Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 3 MM & 4 FF in Daugava river at Kengarags, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). 1 M present since 09.02.2019. (M.Riherts).

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 1 M in Daugava river at Kengarags, Riga (M.Riherts). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 3 2cy at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (E. & V.Smislovs). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 F/2cy at Sunupe sewage ponds, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Present since 07.01.2018. (G.Grandans). Both species rare during winter months.

Larus cachinnans
Motacilla cinerea
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 with 13 Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) on the field at Skatre surroundings SW Latvia, Nica county (K.Millers). Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 3 with 9 Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) on the field at Cimdenieki surroundings SW Latvia, Grobina county (K.Millers). Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 13 with 1 Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) on the field at Skatre surroundings SW Latvia, Nica county (K.Millers). First spring migrant records for all Geese species.

 Anser albifrons
 Anser anser
 Branta canadensis
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 2 in unfrozen ditch at gardens area, Tukums (V.Adamsons). Rare during winter months.

European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) 1 sings full song for several minutes at Dorupe str., Liepaja (R.Rekmanis).

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 1 M & 4 FF/2cy with ca 30 Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) at Bisumuiza ditch, Riga (A.Kurockins, E.Smislovs). Rare during winter months.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at Bullupe river, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Present since 27.01.2019 (A.Arnicans). Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Otanki, Nica county (J.Vigulis, I.Markuse). Both species rare during winter months.

 Anser albifrons
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 1 2cy at Trenci surroundings, Babite county (R.Rekmanis).

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 1 M; Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 1 F/2cy; Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1 at Pikurga river, Stopini county (E. & V.Smislovi). Great Egret present since 13.01.2019 (D.Telnovs). All species rare during winter months.