November 2020

Last update 02.12.2020. at 18:04:25
   
   
28.11.2020.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Daugavgriva pier, Riga (M.Kilups et al.). Present at surroundings since 09.11.2020. (I.Denisovs).

 
26.11.2020.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (A.Klepers). Present since 22.11.2020. (I.Brediks).

 Phalaropus fulicarius
25.11.2020.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Present since 09.11.2020. (I.Denisovs). Common Murre (Uria aalge) 6 migrating S at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis).

Calidris maritima
24.11.2020.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 10 to SW kopā with Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Mersrags coast line, Mersrags (M.Kilups, I.Mardega). Knot (Calidris canutus) 1 locally at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega). Latest autumn record! Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1 locally at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega). Present since 22.11.2020. (I.Brediks). Very late autumn record. White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 locally at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega). Late autumn record.

Calidris canutus
23.11.2020.
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 1 at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Late autumn record.

Phylloscopus collybita
22.11.2020.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 at Mersrags shore line, Mersrags (I.Brediks). 17th record for Latvia. Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (A.Klepers et al.), 1 1cy at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis) 1 to N at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). Latest autumn record! Hoopoe (Upupa epops) 1 at Bernati, Nica county (R.Veveris). Late autumn record. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1 at Kolka Cape locally >3h, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). Very late autumn record.

Phalaropus fulicarius
 Rissa tridactyla
21.11.2020.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy; Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (R.Rekmanis, G.Grandans).


Rissa tridactyla
20.11.2020.
Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria) 1 1cy photographed feeding on an apple at Kviesu str., Liepaja (S.Berzina/information forwarded by A.Celmins). Latest autumn record!


 
18.11.2020.
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 1cy at Pavilosta harbor, Pavilosta (R.Rekmanis).

 
15.11.2020.
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius) 1 at Pavilosta S pier, Pavilosta (R.Rekmanis et al.). Present since 22.10.2020. (R.Rekmanis). Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 ad at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (G.Grandans, S.Laime). Present since 31.10.2020. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

 
14.11.2020.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) 1 ad at Liepaja S pier, Liepaja (G.Grandans). Late local bird autumn record. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 at Karosta channel, Liepaja (G.Grandans).

 
13.11.2020.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (A.Klepers). Present since 09.11.2020. (I.Denisovs). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 1 migrating at Mangalsala pier, Riga (A.Klepers).

Calidris maritima
Motacilla cinerea 
07.11.2020.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Different individual as before, photos compared.

Calidris maritima
08.11.2020.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) >20 at Lielplatone parish, Jelgava county (M.Donika).

 Branta canadensis
07.11.2020.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Different individual as on 24.10.2020., photos compared. Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) 1 ad F trapped and ringed at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 2 at Salacgriva harbor, Salacgriva county (A.Klepers).

 
Calidris maritima
 Carduelis flavirostris
06.11.2020.
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) >1 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Late autumn record. Since 27.10.2020. when 3 (K.Millers). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 ad M trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

 
01.11.2020.
Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava) 1 1cy at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics). Latest autumn record! Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 4 (3 ad MM & 1 ad F) trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 1 on Golodova dam at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).
 
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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