March 2021

Last update 06.03.2021. at 21:33:58
 
   
06.03.2021.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5 at Bernati polder, Nica county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 ad on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Since 31.10.2020. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte) Returning individual, the same as winter 2017/2018 from 06.01.2018. till at least 16.02.2018. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte et al.), winter 2018/2019 from 09.11.2018. till at least 22.02.2019. (K.Millers et al.) and winter 2019/2020 from 09.11.2019. till 17.01.2020. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Still 9th record for Latvia.

 

February 2021

Last update 02.03.2021. at 08:58:27
Section "Local wintering birds 2020/2021" which is located below "February 2021" is active since 04-Jan-2021
   
28.02.2021.
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) 1 to NE over Daugavpils (A.Erts). Woodlark (Lullula arborea) 1 singing at Kalniski surroundings, Nica county (I.Mednis), 1 to N at Kolka, Dundaga county (E. & V.Smislovs). Repeated earliest spring migrant records.

27.02.2021.
Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus) 1 at Kolka, Dundaga county (E. & V.Smislovs).


 
25.02.2021.
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) 2 at Bernati polder, Nica county (P.Daknis). Earliest spring migrants record!

24.02.2021.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). First spring migrant record. Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus intermedius/graellsii) 1 ad at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (E.Smislovs). Subspecies ID by author.

23.02.2021.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 429 at Nica fields, Nica county (P.Daknis). First spring migrants record.

22.02.2021.
Common Crane (Grus grus) 4 at pasture next to Brusviti, Nica county (I.Mednis), 1 at Ukru parish, Auce county (A.Germanis); Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) 4 at pasture next to Brusviti, Nica county (I.Mednis). First spring migrant records.

 
21.02.2021.
First spring migrants!
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) >50 (calls of three migrating flocks) migrating N next to Pape lake, Rucava county (I.Mednis). Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 6 migrating N at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (A.Mankus).

20.02.2021.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 flushed at Lizite surroundings, Priekuli county (A.Klepers). One individual on 14.02.2021. (A.Klepers). Rare during winter months.

18.02.2021.
Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) at least 2 at Pape lake, Rucava county (I.Mednis). Rare during months.

 
14.02.2021.
Polish Mute Swan (Cygnus olor immutabilis) 1 at Starpinupite river mouth, Engure county (J.Vigulis). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 flushed at Lizite surroundings, Priekuli county (A.Klepers). Rare during winter months. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 2 photographed at Ugernieki surroundings, Krustpils county (G.Grandans).

13.02.2021.
Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 1 M at Mezaparks, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during winter months.

12.02.2021.
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 1 at Sunupe river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare during winter months at E Latvia.

10.02.2021.
Linnet (Carduelis cannabina) 280 - 310 in one flock at Gauja - Baltezers channel surroundings, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Quite large number at one place during winter months.

07.02.2021.
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 1 next to Zirgu islet at Liepaja lake, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Quite rare during winter months. Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Rare during winter months. Two individuals at the same place on 06.02.2021. (S.Laime). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 8 at Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

 
06.01.2021.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 to SW over Daugava river at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 5 at Bernati polder; Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) 1 to NE at Bernati surroundings; Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1 ad F at Nica fields; Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis) ~10 at Bernati polder; Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) >500 in one flock at Nica fields; Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 15+ at Bernati polder, 20+ at Nica fields; Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 2cy M at Bernati polder, Nica county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). All species quite rare/rare during winter months.

 
04.02.2021.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1 at Sunupe river, Daugavpils (A.Erts). Rare during winter months at E Latvia.

 

 

Local wintering birds 2020/2021

Last update 07.03.2021. at 19:54:42
Section "Local wintering birds 2019/2020" activated on 04-Jan-2021 and closed on 26-Feb-2021
   
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 1 2cy at Daugava river next to Kengarags, Riga, since 01.01.2021. (U.Piterans). Last record: 22.01.2021. I.Denisovs.

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 2cy at Daugava river next to Kengarags, Riga, since 29.10.2020. (V.Spuņgis). 2 2cy since 10.12.2020. (E. & V.Smislovs). Last record: 2 2cy 30.01.2021. A.Klepers.

 
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 1cy at Suņupe river, Daugavpils, since 15.12.2020. (A.Erts). Last record: 24.02.2021. A.Erts.

Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 1 at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county, since 27.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 28.12.2020. I. Denisovs.

 
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1 at Sunupe river, Daugavpils, since 13.12.2020. (A.Erts). Last record: 04.02.2021. when 2 A.Erts.

Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1 at Mangalsala pier, Riga, since 15.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 25.12.2020. I.Denisovs.

 
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 2 at Daugava river next to Audupe river estuary, Riga, since 28.01.2021. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 03.02.2021. I.Denisovs.

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1 F/2cy at Daugava river next to Kengarags, Riga, since 16.01.2021. (J.Vigulis). Last record: 30.01.2021. A.Klepers.

Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 1 M at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga, since 12.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 07.02.2021. I.Denisovs.

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 18 (8 MM & 10 FF/1cy) Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga, since 12.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). 18 (8 MM & 10 FF/1cy) on 17.01.2021. I.Denisovs. Last record: 07.02.2021., when 1 F/2cy, I.Denisovs.

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 5 (1 M & 4 FF/1cy) at Sunupe & Daugava rivers, Daugavpils, since 14.12.2020. (A.Erts). 5 (1 M & 4 FF/1cy) on 12.01.2021. A.Erts. Last record: 3 (M & 2 F/2cy) on 24.02.2021. A.Erts.

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina) 1 M at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county, since 14.01.2021. (M.Kilups). Last record: 30.01.2021. A.Klepers.

 
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 1 at Sunupe river, Daugavpils, since 12.02.2021. (A.Erts). Last record: 19.02.2021. A.Erts.

 
Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) 1 at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county, since 10.01.2021. (E.Smislovs). Last record: 14.02.2021. I.Gaile.

Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) 1 at Ezerkrasts next to Liepaja lake, Liepaja, since 17.01.2021. (E.Haberkorns, I.Brediks et al.). Last record: 06.02.2021. I.Grinerte, K.Millers.

 
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 16 at Lielais Baltezers lake, Adazi county, since 23.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 28.02.2020. when 12 at Baltezers channel, I.Denisovs.

 
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 1 at Vaidava lake next to Strikupe river source, Koceni county, since 13.12.2020. (A.Klepers). Last record 19.01.2021. (A.Klepers).

 
Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 1 at Liepaja lake next to Ezerkrasts sewage rore, Liepaja, since 14.01.2021. (K.Millers). 2 individuals on 17.01.2021. (I.Brediks, E.Haberkorns). Last record: 06.02.2021. when 2, I.Grinerte, K.Millers.

 
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 2 (ad & 1cy) at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga, since 14.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 07.02.2021. when 5 (2 ad & 3 2cy) I.Denisovs.

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 1 at Sunupe river, Daugavpils, since 14.12.2020. (A.Erts). Last record: 21.02.2021. A.Erts.

 
Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago) 2 flushed at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county, since 07.12.2020. (V.Smislovs). Last record: 05.03.2021., when 2 flushed V.Smislovs.

 
Redwing (Turdus iliacus) 2 at Vecdaugava, Riga, since 15.01.2021. (I.Denisovs). 2 individuals on 19.01.2021. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 31.01.2021., when 1, I.Denisovs.

Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 at Mangalsala, Riga, since 13.12.2020. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 24.12.2020., when 2, I.Denisovs.