June 2019

Last update 10.07.2019. at 21:19:20
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Meistars lake surroundings; European Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 1 F at Jaunlaicene surroundings, Aluksne county (A.Klepers).

Picus viridis 
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 2 singing at Engure lake E coast, Engure county (V.Smislovs). 1 present since 23.04.2019. (J.Betins).

Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) 1 to WSW next to "Jumaci" at Embute parish, Priekule county (J.Jansons). The same as at Dzelda surroundings on 04.06.2019., Skrunda county (G.Vilbrants, Z.Parupe-Vilbrante) and later at different sites at SW Kurzeme. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Engure lake E coast bird tower, Engure county, 6 breeding pairs along the Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins).

Aegypius monachus 
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 40 - 50 (at least 20 breeding pairs) at Babite lake W end next to Gate, Babite county (K.Millers, O.Jegers).

Chlidonias hybrida 
Chlidonias hybrida 
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 2 in Daugava river at Kengarags, Riga (A.Kurockins). Rare during summer months.

Anser albifrons
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 1 vocalizing at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans, A.Erts).

European Stonechat (Saxicola torquatus) unsuccessful breeding at Saraiki manor surroundings, Pavilosta county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). M observed on 26.04. and 04.06. (I.Mardega). 13.06.2019. M & F with food (I.Mardega, M.Kilups). 15.06.2019. ~40 min M & F observed without any breeding signs, both birds feeding by themselves but no chick feeding. Obviously nest destroyed (I.Grinerte, K.Millers).

Saxicola torquatus 
Saxicola torquatus 
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 2 singing at Jaungulbene surroundings, Gulbene county (G.Grandans). Present since 24.04.2019., when 1 singing male; 2 singing males since 05.06.2019. (G.Grandans).

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Ziemupe, Pavilosta county (I.Mardega, M.Kilups). Present since 20.03.2019. (D.Vitola). European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) ~50 migrating SW at Zirni, Saldus county; Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) 32 migrating S at Saraiki manor, Pavilosta county (I.Mardega, M.Kilups). First autumn migrants.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 38 migrating SW at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers). First autumn migrants.

Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) 1 singing at Bikernieki forest, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Rare during summer months.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) calls of migrating individual to N late in the night at Alejas, Kekava county (K.Millers). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 2 at Silabriezi surroundings, Salaspils county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Hippolais caligata
Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis) 1 at Kolka herbor, Dundaga county (E.Laucis). Rare during summer months. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 3 at "Kivites" rubbish dump, Grobina county (A.Klepers). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (E.Laucis).

Branta leucopsis 
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Burtnieks lake next to Briede river estuary, Burtnieki county (L.Taube). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 at Pape, Rucava county (K.Millers).

Branta canadensis 
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 6 (4MM (3 + 1); M & F) at Kanieris lake, Engure county (E. & V.Smislovs). In variable numbers present since 06.04.2019. when M & F (I.Brediks). Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 1 3cy at Gauja river mouth, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). 28th record for Latvia.

Netta rufina
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus) 1 at Dzelda surroundings, Skrunda county (G.Vilbrants, Z.Parupe-Vilbrante). 13th record for Latvia. Rough-legged Buzzard (Buteo lagopus) 1 at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans). Late spring - early summer migrant observation. Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 2 ad at Berzciems seashore, Engure county (G.Grandans). Late spring - early summer migrant observation. Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 2 (3 cy & 2 cy) at Kolka pier, Dundaga county (G.Grandans). 27th record for Latvia. Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 1 at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans). Common/Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea/cabaret) at least 2 at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans).

Aegypius monachus
Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 1 at Salacgriva (E. & V.Smislovs, R.Matrozis).

Hippolais caligata 
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Ziemupe, Pavilosta county (N.Zeidaks). Present since 20.03.2019. (D.Vitola). European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 2 at Ziemupe surroundings, Pavilosta county (N.Zeidaks). Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 3 singing MM at Lauteri surroundings, Salacgriva county (V.Smislovs).   
Regulus ignicapilla