May 2021

Last update 04.05.2021. at 21:26:30
 
   
04.05.2021.
Siberian Chiffchaff
(Phylloscopus collybita tristis) 1 trapped and ringed at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks, J.Ukass).

03.05.2021.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 migrating at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (Rare Bird Alert group/P.Daknis). Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) >3 at Lapmezciems, Dundaga county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers), 2 at Elkskene, Ventspils county (A.Klepers).

02.05.2021.
Pink-footed Goose
(Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 at Bilska, Smiltene county (M.Tirums). Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) 1 M at Vidale, Dundaga county (Rare Bird Alert group/P.Daknis). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 1 M at Mailrags surroundings next to Liepaja lake, Nica county (M.Briedis). Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) 1 at Mailrags surroundings, Nica county (Rare Bird Alert group/R.Rekmanis)

01.05.2021.
New species for Latvia!
Black-shouldered Kite
(Elanus caeruleus)
1 to N over "Ushi" meadow at Kolka, Dundaga county (E. & V. Smislovs, V. Jaunzemis). Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 1 2cy to N at Jurmalciems, Nica county (I.Brediks). European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) 1 M at Nida, Rucava county (U.Piterans). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 2 (M & F) at Sausa Daugava river, Salaspils county (K.Bernans).

 

April 2021

Last update 04.05.2021. at 21:31:32
 
   
29.04.2021.
Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) 1 vocalizing at Miegupe surroundings, Beverina county (A.Platais). First spring migrant record.

 
28.04.2021.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Ziemupe surroundings, Pavilosta county, 1 at rubbish dump "Kivites", Grobina county (I.Mardega, M.Kilups). Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) 1 M migrating at Kolka, Dundaga county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega).

 
27.04.2021.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Dumele, Dundaga county (M.Kilups). Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 M migrating at Kolka, Dundaga county (I.Mardega, M.Kilups). Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 2 to N at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (E.Smislovs).

 
26.04.2021.
Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) 1 at Krievragciems, Talsi county (Rare Bird Alert group/E.Smislovs). Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 1 at Krievragciems, Talsi county (Rare Bird Alert group/E.Smislovs). Present since 17.04.2021. (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 2 (M & F) at Kanieris lake, Engure county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega).

 
24.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 2 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Smislovs). One individual present since 19.04.2021. (E.Smislovs). Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Smislovs).

22.04.2021.
Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 1 at Kegums water reservoir, Kegums county (Rare Bird Alert group/I.Mardega).

20.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (I.Brediks). Present since 19.04.2021. (E.Smislovs).

19.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 2 at Dimzukalns surroundings, Iecava county (E.Smislovs). Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) 1 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (Rare Bird Alert group/E. & V.Smislovs). Category E. Ringed individual. Green color ring with white letter "A" on left leg. Right leg - metal ring and yellow color ring above it. Later one more unringed individual found at the same area (Rare Bird Alert group/R.Rekmanis, K.Funts). Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 at Little Tern (Sternula albifrons) 1 at section Mangalsala - Vecaki, Riga (I.Denisovs). Quite early first spring migrant record.

18.04.2021.
Barnacle Goose
(Branta leucopsis) 1250 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E.Ledins). Large number at one place during spring migration. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 at Liepaja lake E coast, Grobina county (I.Brediks).

 
17.04.2021.
Barnacle Goose
(Branta leucopsis) >1000 at Krievragciems, Talsi county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Large number at one place during spring migration. Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 2 at Krievragciems, Talsi county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) >5; Heuglin's gull (Larus fuscus heuglini) 1 at Getlini rubbish dump, Stopini county (I.Denisovs). Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 2 (M & F) at Aizpute (I.Brediks).

 
14.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 at Adazi next to Gauja - Baltezers canal, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Present at least till 22.04.2021. (I.Denisovs).

13.04.2021.
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) 1 at Kolka Cape, Dundaga county (E.Smislovs).

 
12.04.2021.
Red Kite
(Milvus milvus) 3 (1 + 2) migrating at Kolka surroundings, Dundaga county (I.Krams, M.Munkevics), 1 at Naudite parish, Dobele county (A.Platais).

 
11.04.2021.
Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 2 vocalizing at Valle surroundings, Vecumnieki county (M.Kilups). Quite early first spring migrants record.

 
10.04.2021.
Red-crested Pochard
(Netta rufina) 1 M at Kanieris lake, Engure county (Rare Bird Alert group/R.Rekmanis).

 
09.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 at Birznieki surroundings, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1 ad M at Stameriena, Gulbene county (B.Puspure). Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1 with 30 Common Redpolls (Acanthis flammea) and 5 European Serins (Serinus serinus) at Pavilosta (Rare Bird Alert group/R.Rekmanis).

04.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~50 Anser sp. Geese at Bernati polder, Nica county (I.Brediks). Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Nica fields, Nica county (I.Brediks). Black Kite (Milvus migrans) 1 at Bernati polder, Nica county (I.Brediks). Quite early first spring migrant record. Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) 1 at Eimuri fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Early first spring migrant record.

03.04.2021.
Red Kite
(Milvus milvus) 1 at Talsi (J.Ukass).

 
02.04.2021.
Red Kite
(Milvus milvus) 1 at Kapsede surroundings, Grobina county (I.Brediks). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 at Ane surroundings, Jelgava county (A.Kurockins). Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) 1 M at Zvirgzdusala, Riga (A.Cerina). Quite early first spring migrant record. European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola) 2 (M & F) at Saraiki manor surroundings, Pavilosta county (I.Brediks). Returning breeding pair since 26.04.2019. (I.Mardega).

01.04.2021.
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~600 Anser sp. Geese at Adazi fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). 

 

 

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.