August 2019

Last update 03.09.2019. at 07:23:37
   
   
31.08.2019.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Aistere surroundings, Durbe county (I.Brediks, A.Karklina). Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 1cy at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (J.Vigulis). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy migrating S at Alejas, Kekava county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers); 16 (4+1+4+3+4) at Dviete nature reserve, Ilukste county (G.Grandans); 13 1cy at Kalngale fields and surroundings, Carnikava county (J.Vigulis); 1 1cy at Aistere surroundings, Durbe county (I.Brediks, A.Karklina); 1 1cy at Eimuri surroundings, Adazi county (U.Kolonovs, G.Graubics); 1 1cy on wires at Gaguli, Kegums county (M.Kilups et al.).

 Circus macrourus
30.08.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 (1cy & 2cy M) at Kalnagals, 1 1cy at Malnieki, 5 (4 1cy & ad F) at Kuja Nature reserve, 1 1cy at Jaunbakani, Madona county; 2 1cy at Jaungulbene, Gulbene county (G.Grandans);  >50 foraging at Kagi surroundings, 1 1cy at Babite lake E coast, 3 (1 F un 2 1cy) at Gate surroundings, all records Babite county (E. & V.Smislovs); 1 1cy migrating NE at Ogre (V.Roze).

Falco vespertinus 
29.08.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 4 migrating NE at Ogre (V.Roze).

 
28.08.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1 cy migrating NE at Ogre (V.Roze); 2 1cy migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county (U.Piterans et al.). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Skisterciems shore line, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
27.08.2019.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Ainazi shore line, 1 at Kuivizi shore line; Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 2 1cy at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Limicola falcinellus
Phalaropus lobatus 
24.08.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

 
21.08.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Busnieki lake, Ventspils (A.Mergina).

Branta canadensis
20.08.2019.
Firecrest (Regulus ignicapilla) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics).

 
13.08.2019.
Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 3 at Engure lake E coast bird tower, Engure county (E. & V.Smislovs). 1 M present since 22.06.2019. (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins).

 
12.08.2019.
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 1cy at Starpinupite river mouth, Engure county (E. & V.Smislovs).

 
07.08.2019.
Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 1 M at Burtnieks lake, Burtnieku county (J.Ukass). Rare inland during summer months.

Melanitta fusca 
05.08.2019.
Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 4 (3 ad & 1 1cy) at Kegulrags, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs). Earliest 1cy Curlew Sandpiper record! Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 1 1cy at Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite early 1cy bird observation. Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (A.Priedniece, V.Jaunzemis). 3rd this season.

Phalaropus lobatus 
04.08.2019.
Aquatic Warbler
(Acrocephalus paludicola) 2 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, A.Priedniece). Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (A.Kalvans). 8th record for Latvia.

Acrocephalus paludicola 
Acrocephalus agricola 
03.08.2019.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Kolnozoli surroundings, Pargauja county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Ziemupe surroundings, Pavilosta county (J.Jansons).
 
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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