July 2017

Last update 01.08.2017. at 00:37:21
   
   
30.07.2017.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) 2 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Single individual present since 25.07.2017. (I.Denisovs).

 Limicola falcinellus
29.07.2017.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 ad at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 at Mersrags shore line/harbor surroundings, Mersrags (E. & V.Smislovs).

Motacilla citreola 
28.07.2017.
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 1 ad at Lielupe river mouth, Jurmala (E. & V. Smislovs). First autumn migrant.   
 
 
27.08.2017.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 6 (quite large number at one place during autumn migration); Sanderling (Calidris alba) 45 - 48 (large number at one place during autumn migration); Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Broad-billed Sandpiper present since 25.07.2017. (I.Denisovs).

 Arenaria interpres
26.07.2017.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 3 at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (I.Denisovs). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 ad M and 1 juv at Aleksupite river, Kuldiga (S.Burinskas).

Limicola falcinellus
 Motacilla cinerea
25.07.2017.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs).

 Calidris falcinellus
23.07.2017.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) 1 ad trapped and ringed at Pape shore line, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, M.L.Pupins). Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 2 ad and 3 - 4 juv at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Present since 16.06.2017. (I.Denisovs). New breeding site.

 Hippolais caligata
22.07.2017.
Smew (Mergellus albellus) 1 F at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne (V.Smislovs). Rare during summer months.

 
21.07.2017.
Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica) 1 Lielupe river mouth, Jurmala (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant.

 Limosa lapponica
20.07.2017.
Roller (Coracias garrulus) 1 at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs).

 Coracias garrulus
19.07.2017.
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 2 ad at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants.

Calidris alba
18.07.2017.
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) 1 F at Kengarags, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Present since 08.07.2017. (R.Matrozis). Category E record.

 Aix galericulata
17.07.2017.
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 juv trapped and ringed at Pape lake, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis et al.).

Motacilla citreola
14.07.2017.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 1 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. Present since 03.06.2017. (G.Grandans et al.). Greylag Goose (Anser anser) >280 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs). Present since 10.07.2017., when 250 (G.Grandans). Large number at one place during summer months. Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 2 couples with 4 and 2 juv at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (I.Denisovs).

 Motacilla citreola
13.07.2017.
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 1 ad at Engure lake bird tower, Engure county (R.Rekmanis).

 
12.07.2017.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 singing at Meza Ozolini surroundings, Skrunda county (R.Rekmanis).

 
11.07.2017.
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1; Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 1; Dunlin (Calidris alpina) >400 at the sea shore of Liepaja harbor S pier surroundings, Liepaja (K.Millers). Red Knot and Little Stint - first autumn migrants, Dunlin - large number at one place in July.

Calidris canutus
 Calidris minuta
10.07.2017.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans). Rare during summer months. At this area 2 - 8 individuals present since 02.06.2017. (G.Grandans et al.). Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 250 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans). Large number at one place during summer months. Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 1 F at Zvejsala - Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans). Rare inland during summer months. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 2 at Grobina surroundings, Grobina county (E.Laucis). Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 at Pape lake surroundings, Nica county (E.Laucis). Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant. Razorbill (Alca torda) 2 flew over Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during summer months. European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 2 at Kurzeme (E.Laucis). Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 4 at Pape B.O. surroundings, Rucava county (E.Laucis).

Circaetus gallicus 
Calidris temminckii
 Alca torda
 Merops apiaster
09.07.2017.
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) pair at Sunezers, Daugavpils (A.Erts, G.Grandans, U.Piterans). Present since 12.05.2017. (A.Erts). Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 1 1cy at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (J.Jansons, M.Jaunzemis, A.Mankus)Broad-billed Sandpiper (Calidris falcinellus) 1 ad at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Jaunzemis). First autumn migrant. Great Snipe (Gallinago media) 4 flushed at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Jaunzemis, J.Jansons, A.Mankus). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) <10 at Demene rubbish dump, Daugavpils county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans, A.Erts). Parasitic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus) 1 ad heading S at Pape beach, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, O.Keiss et al.). Early autumn migrant record. Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) ad M + 1cy at Kraslava manor, Kraslava county (G.Grandans, A.Erts, U.Piterans). Present since 01.07.2017. (A.Mankus).

 Ixobrychus minutus
Tringa stagnatilis
Larus cachinnans 
Picus viridis 
 
08.07.2017.
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). 3rd record for Latvia! Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 2 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (U.Piterans, G.Grandans, J.Cernova). First autumn migrants. Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 2 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 7 (2 pairs & 3 juv) at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (R.Rekmanis).

Bubulcus ibis
 Bubulcus ibis
07.07.2017.
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 3 (M & F and 1 fledgling) at Nida, Rucava county (R.Rekmanis).

 
05.07.2017.
Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) 2 at Roja harbor, Roja (K.Millers, O.Jegers). One individual present since 02.06.2017. (R.Rekmanis), two since 05.06.2017. (G.Grandans). Rare during summer months. Razorbill (Alca torda) >1 on Kolka lighthouse, Dundaga county (K.Millers). Rare during summer months. New breeding species for Latvia confirmed - Razorbill`s nest found (E.Liepins, K.Millers, O.Jegers).

Alca torda
04.07.2017.
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 2cy M at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (K.Millers, O.Jegers).

 
01.07.2017.
Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis) 2 at Kraslava manor, Kraslava county (A.Mankus). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) occupied nest (M & F with food) at Cirava castle, Aizpute county (N.Zeidaks).
Motacilla cinerea
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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