June 2023

Last update 18.06.2023. at 09:18:01
Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 1 at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds; Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus) 1 vocalizes at Kvapani fish ponds; Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 1 foraging at Zvejsala-Lodani fish ponds; Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 2 foraging at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds; Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 1 flew over Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds; White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) >18 together with >20 Whiskered Terns (Chlidonias hybrida) in mixed Laridae colony at Orenisi-Drabaki fish ponds, Rezekne county. (A.Klepers). Little Stint, Red-necked Phalarope - repeated latest spring migrant records. Caspian Tern - quite rare inland during summer months.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 2 (pair) in the Balck Terns (Chlidonias niger) colony at Ekengrave, Viesite county (G.Grandans).

Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 to N at Nica fields (E.Smislovs et al.), about hour later presumed the same individual migrating N next to Liepaja lake E coast, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 8 at Liepaja lake E coast, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers).

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor) 1 M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (E.Smislovs, A.Lahs, K.Millers, U.Piterans, I.Grinerte). 7th record for Latvia.

May 2023

Last update 30.05.2023. at 11:33:33
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 F at Kolka, Talsi county (G.Grandans et al.).

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 1 at Kolka, Talsi county (A.Klepers et al.).

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 8 at Mersrags shore line, Talsi county (V.Vigants).

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 2 (pair) at Zvejsala-Lodani fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans). Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 2 at Idena fish ponds, Rezekne county (G.Grandans).

Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 2cy at Kolka Cape, Talsi county (A.Klepers, E.Laucis). Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) 1 (light morph) at Kolka, Talsi county (A.Klepers, E.Laucis). 7th record for Latvia. Different individual as on 08.05.2023., photos compared. Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Kolka, Talsi county (A.Klepers, E.Laucis).

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 1 (around 7:43) flew over at Kolka Cape, Talsi county (A.Klepers et al.), 1 (around 14:55) at Mersrags, Talsi county (I.Brediks). Cannot be ruled out that the same individual was observed.

Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) 2 at Mersrags, Talsi county (I.Brediks).

Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 1 at Berzciems shoreline, Tukums county (Rare Bird Alert group/V.Vigants).

Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata) 1 (light morph) to SW over Kanieris Castle Mound Path parking lot (Kemeri National Park), Tukums county (K.Millers et al.). 6th record for Latvia.