January 2022

Last update 26.01.2022. at 10:34:04
 Section "Local wintering birds 2021/2022" which is located below "January 2022" is active since 19-Jan-2022
   
25.01.2022.
Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) 1 2cy at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite rare during winter months.

23.01.2022.
Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 78 at Nica parish "Jaunjozi", Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grīnerte). In various numbers in the vicinity of Lake Liepaja at least since 16.01.2022, when a total of >150 individuals (K.Millers). Presumed the first migrants. Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 2 in the Baltic sea next to Mietrags, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Hedge Accentor (Dunnock) (Prunella modularis) 1 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (I.Brediks, M.Tirums). Rare during winter months.

22.01.2022.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2; Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 52; Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 2; Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 9 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). On 23.01.2022. at the same place at least 5 Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis); 64 Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) and Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 2 (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Presumed first migrants. Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 1 F/2cy at Daugava river next to Darzini, Riga (J.Vigulis). Quite rare during winter months. Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad F at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers et al.). On 23.01.2022. at Bernati polder, the same vicinity (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Quite rare during winter months. Merlin (Falco columbarius) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers). Present also on 23.01.2022. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Rare during winter months. Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 1 at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (J.Vigulis), 1 vocalizing at Ezerkrasts next to Liepaja lake, Liepaja (A.Klepers et al.). Quite rare during winter months.

17.01.2022.
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers). Quite rare during winter months. Present at surroundings at least since 04.12.2021. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte).

16.01.2022.
Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 18 with 90 - 100 Greylag Geese (Anser anser) at Bernati polder, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers). Presumed first migrants. Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 61 at Otaanki village, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers). Presumed first migrants. Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1 F at Riga harbor, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during winter months. Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 4 in the ditch at Skulte surroundings, Marupe county (M.Kilups, I.Kilupa). Quite rare during winter months. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Mardega). Rare during winter months. Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 38 scattered and counted before roost at Seaside Park, Liepaja (K.Millers). Quite large number at one place during winter months.

15.01.2022.
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 1 F/2cy at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga (I.Denisovs). Rare during winter months. Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Saraiki surroundings, Dienvidkurzeme county (I.Mardega). Rare during winter months.

13.01.2022.
Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Birznieki, Adazi county (I.Denisovs).

07.01.2022.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 to SE at Kalngale fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Rare during winter months.

06.01.2022.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) >8 at Jugla - Baltezers lake channel, Riga (I.Denisovs). In large numbers quite rare during winter months.

02.01.2022.
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope) 2 (M & 2cy/F); Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 1; Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) 1 at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (J.Vigulis). All species quite rare/rare during winter months.

01.01.2022.
Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite rare during winter months.

 

 

 

Local wintering birds 2021/2022

Last update 26.01.2022. at 10:59:42
Section "Local wintering birds 2021/2022" activated on 19-Jan-2022

   
Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca) 16 (8 MM & 8 FF/1cy) at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga, since 30.12.2021. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 16.01.2022., when 18 (8 MM & 10 FF/2cy), I.Denisovs.

 
Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county, at least since 04.12.2021. (K.Millers. I.Grinerte). Last record: 23.01.2021., K.Millers, I.Grinerte.

 
Common Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) >30 in one flock at Seaside Park, Liepaja, at least since 04.12.2021. (K.Millers. I.Grinerte). 38 scattered and counted before roost on 16.01.2022. K.Millers. Last record: 9 on 22.01.2022., K.Millers, I.Grinerte.

 
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 3 (2 ad & 1 1cy) at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga, since 30.12.2021. (I.Denisovs). Last record: 16.01.2022. when 3 (2 ad & 1 2cy) I.Denisovs.

 
   
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