November 2019

Last update 01.12.2019. at 14:22:24
   
   
30.11.2019.
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) ~950 at Sauka lake, Viesite county (K.Funts). Large number at one place during autumn migration.

 
28.11.2019.
Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 2 at Vecdaugava peninsula, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn migrant or potential wintering birds record.

Emberiza schoeniclus 
26.11.2019.
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Since 25.11.2019. (I.Denisovs). Late autumn record.

Motacilla alba 
24.11.2019.
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 2 FF/1cy at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (R.Matrozis, E. & V.Smislovi). White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 at Kengarags, Riga (E. & V.Smislovi, R.Matrozis). Late autumn records for both species.

Motacilla alba 
18.11.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 3 at Uzava river floodplain fields, Ventspils county (E.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 1cy photographed at Ventspils pier, Ventspils (E.Smislovs, A.Kurockins, G.Grandans).

 
17.11.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 8 in the flock of Barnacle Geese (Branta leucopsis) and Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Kapsede surroundings, Grobina county (N.Zeidaks). Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 3 at Uzava fields, Ventspils county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Common Crane (Grus grus) 1 at Udrande surroundings, Ventspils county (G.Grandans). Late autumn record. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Vergale surroundings, Pavilosta county (N.Zeidaks). Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 together with Razorbills (Alca torda) at Kolka, Dundaga county (G.Grandans).

Branta canadensis 
16.11.2019.
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 1 at Lielupe river mouth, Jurmala (I.Denisovs). Quite late autumn record.

Phylloscopus collybita 
14.11.2019.
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1 at Mangalsala, Rīga (I.Denisovs). Present at least since 07.11.2019. (I.Denisovs) 2nd latest autumn migrant record.

Actitis hypoleucos
 
13.11.2019.
Nuthatch ssp asiatica (Sitta europaea asiatica) 1 at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs). Present since 24.10.2019. when trapped and ringed (J.Lipsbergs).

 
12.11.2019.
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) 1 1cy at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Latest autumn record!

Charadrius hiaticula
10.11.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 23 at Annenieki parish Kakenieki surroundings, Dobele county, 3 at Jaunlutrini parish Osenieki surroundings, Saldus county (D.Boiko, R.Steggerda). Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) ~500 at Sauka lake, Viesite county (K.Funts). Large number at one place during autumn migration.


 
09.11.2019.
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Presumed the same individual as winter 2017/2018 from 06.01.2018. till at least 16.02.2018. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte et al.) and winter 2018/2019 from 09.11.2018. till at least 22.02.2019. (K.Millers et al.). Therefore still 9th record for Latvia. Serin (Serinus serinus) 1 1cy in the dunes next to Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Repeated 2nd latest autumn record.

Serinus serinus 
08.11.2019.
Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) >4500 at Pienava fields, Tukums county (K.Millers). Large number at one place during autumn migration.

Pluvialis apricaria
07.11.2019.
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) 1 at Mangalsala, Rīga (I.Denisovs). 3rd latest autumn migrant record.

Actitis hypoleucos
04.11.2019.
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) >956 (summ of two flocks - 792 + 164) on the field at Bitenieki surroundings, Dobele county (K.Millers). Largest number ever at one place during autumn migration!

Cygnus cygnus 
03.11.2019.
Mandarin Duck (Aix galericulata) 1 M in the pond at intersection of Piltene and Lapeglu str., Kuldiga (J.Vigulis). Category "E" record.

Aix galericulata
02.11.2019.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Vidumupite river, Ventspils (J.Vigulis). The same pair on 21.08.2019. at Busnieki lake, Ventspils (A.Mergina). Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) ~400 at Sauka lake, Viesite county (K.Funts). Large number at one place during autumn migration.
Branta canadensis 
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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