July 2019

Last update 31.07.2019. at 05:51:46
   
   
28.07.2019.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Saviski surroundings, Daugavpils county (G.Grandans, A.Erts).

 
27.07.2018.
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Kilups). Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Kilups). First autumn migrant record. Dunlin (Calidris alpina) ~150 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Kilups). Large number for both species at one place in July. Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (E.Smislovs). First autumn migrant record. Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 50 - 100 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (M.Kilups). Large number at one place in July. European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 2 at Ziemupe surroundings, Pavilosta county (K.Millers). Two individuals reported from this area on 01.06.2019. (N.Zeidaks).

Limicola falcinellus
Merops apiaster 
22.07.2019.
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 1700 at compact flock at Daugava river, Nicgale surroundings, Daugavpils county (G.Grandans). Large number at one place during summer months.

 
17.07.2019.
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1 at Engure harbor, Engure (E. & V.Smislovs). First autumn migrant record.

 
15.07.2019.
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 1 Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (E.Kantans).

 
13.07.2019.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 singing at Randi meadows surroundings; Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 2 (incl. ad M) at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (E.Smislovs, A.Kurockins).

 
12.07.2019.
Razorbill (Alca torda) 1 at Kolka lighthouse surroundings, Dundaga county (K.Millers et al.). Rare during summer months.

 
11.07.2019.
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant record.

Calidris alba
 
09.07.2019.
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant record. Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) 1 F at Babite lake S coast, Babite county (G.Graubics). New nesting site.

Calidris ferruginea 
08.07.2019.
Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant record.

Calidris minuta
07.07.2019.
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 at Orenisi - Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county (E.Kantans).

 
02.07.2019.
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1 at Kisezers lake next to Jugla canal, Riga (I.Denisovs).
Chlidonias hybrida 
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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