September 2019

Last update 09.10.2019. at 18:33:25
   
   
29.09.2019.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs).

Asio flammeus 
28.09.2019.
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) 12 together with Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Pampali surroundings, Saldus county (V.Farnasts). 1st autumn migrants. Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 3 flushed at Vecdaugava, Riga (E. & V.Smislovs). Present since 23.09.2019., when 2 (A.Arnicans). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 heard and seen at Baltic Beach Hotel & SPA Majori, Jurmala (S.András).

Lymnocryptes minimus
26.09.2019.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 3 migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county ( I.Dinsbergs, V.Jaunzemis).

 
25.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Pape, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis).

 
24.09.2019.
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) 1 1cy found dead at Gauja river mouth, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Wing length 295 mm, tail length 175 mm, wight 265g.

Stercorarius longicaudus
23.09.2019.
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 migrating S at Pape B. O., Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, I.Dinsbergs, A.Priedniece). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 flushed at Vecdaugava, Riga (A.Arnicans). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (G.Graubics, J.Lipsbergs).

 
22.09.2019.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 1cy migrating N at Engure, Engure county (I.Brediks), 1 2cy at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 flushed at Pavasaris surroundings, Olaine county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 at Kamarce meadows, Ventspils county (N.Zeidaks). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Single individual reported at least since 18.04.2018. (R.Rekmanis et al.). Two on 24.04.2019. (A.Klepers). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs, G.Graubics).

Asio flammeus
Corvus corone 
21.09.2019.
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1 ad migrating S at Pape B.O., Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, I.Dinsbergs, A.Priedniece). Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 1cy at Rudupe surroundings, Pavilosta county (E. & V.Smislovs). Mediterranean Gull (Ichthyaetus melanocephalus) 1 1cy to N at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (E. & V.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 3 1cy trapped and ringed at Pape B.O., Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, I.Dinsbergs, A.Priedniece), 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Salacgriva county (J.Lipsbergs, G.Graubics).

Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
Phylloscopus inornatus
20.09.2019.
Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina) 1 M & 8 1cy/FF at Kanieris lake, Engure county (D.Boiko). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 5 1cy at Krievragciems, 1 1cy at Brankciems, Talsi county (A.Arnicans, J.Vigulis).


Falco vespertinus
19.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Dublukalns surroundings, Rugaji county (K.Millers, G.Grandans). Present since 12.09.2019. (G.Grandans, K.Millers).

 
18.09.2019.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko).

Phylloscopus inornatus
14.09.2019.
Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose (Anser fabalis/serrirostris) 4 at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (E.Smislovs, A.Kurockins). First autumn migrants. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy hunting over "Ushi" meadow at Kolka, Dundaga county (I.Brediks). Rock Pipit (Anthus petrosus) 2 1cy on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). 1st autumn migrants.

 
12.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Dublukalns surroundings, Rugaji county (G.Grandans, K.Millers); 1 1cy on wires at Plavmuiza, Talsi county (N.Zeidaks).

 
10.09.2019.
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) song (4x) heard at Birzgale surroundings, Kegums county (D.Boiko); 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (A.Kalvans). Repeated 2nd earliest autumn migrant records. Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) calls heard at Purvciems, Riga (V.Smislovs).

Phylloscopus inornatus 
09.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 migrating SE at Ogre (V.Roze). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) calls (5x) of S migrating individual heard at Ramnieki, Priekuli county (A.Klepers).

 
08.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Osenieki, Saldus county, 3 1cy on wires at Kalnmuiza, Kandava county, 1 1cy on wires at Tume, Tukums county (N.Ziedaks). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) calls heard at Jaunsmiltene, Smiltene county (M.Tirums).

 
07.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 3 1cy on wires at Jaunzemi, Madona county, 3 1cy (2+1) at Lubans lake S damb surroundings, Madona county, 1 1cy at Kvapani fish ponds, Rezkene county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Ragaciems shore line, Engure county (E. & V.Smislovs). Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla) 1 with Chaffinchies (Fringilla coelebs) at Veczeltini surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers); 1 to S with Chaffinchies (Fringilla coelebs) at Ramnieki, Priekuli county (A.Klepers). Quite early autumn migrant records.

Falco vespertinus
Limicola falcinellus 
06.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy on wires at Daugmale, Kekava county (K.Millers); 1 migrating SE at Ogre (V.Roze); 2 1cy on wires at Krasti, Vecumnieki county (M.Kilups).

 
05.09.2019.
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 with 138 Whooper Swans (Cygnus cygnus) at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). 1st autumn migrant record. Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 343 in one flock at Satini fish ponds, Saldus county (K.Millers). Large number at one place during autumn migration. Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 2 1cy at Birzgale, Kegums county (D.Boiko). Present since 01.09.2019. (D.Boiko).

Anser albifrons
Anser anser 
04.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 at Garanci, Rezekne county (I.Vilskerste); 5 at Variesi, Krustpils county, >1 at Birzi surroundings, Sala county, 1 1cy at Balvi surroundings, Balvi county, 1 1cy at Vilaka surroundings, Vilaka county (U.Bergmanis); 2 1cy at Lancenieki, Tukums county, 3 1cy at Zemite, Kandava county, 2 1cy at "Krasti" Targale parish, Ventspils county, 2 1cy at "Jaunkaleji" Targale parish, Ventspils county (K.Millers).

Falco vespertinus 
03.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Bucauska surroundings, Madona county (G.Grandans); 1 on wires at Putni, Rezekne county (I.Vilskerste). Red-throated Pipit (Anthus cervinus) calls (7x) of S migrating individual heard at Ramnieki, Priekuli county (A.Klepers).

 
02.09.2019.
Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) 1 migrating at Nica fields, Nica county (K.Millers). Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 1 1cy at Misas, Kekava county; 1 1cy at Jaunmarupe surroundings, Marupe county; 1 1cy at Grinvalti surroundings, 1 1cy Otanki surroundings, both Nica county (K.Millers); 3 1cy (1+1+1) migrating ESE at Ogre (V.Roze).
 
 
01.09.2019.
Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus) 10 1cy at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts); 1 1cy at Vecsaliena surroundings, Daugavpils county (G.Grandans); 2 1cy at Dole isle, Salaspils county (V.Smislovs); 74 1cy at roadside fields between Talsi and Slitere lighthouse, Talsi and Dundaga county; 1 1cy at Roja harbour, Roja county; 14 1cy at Mersrags, Mersrags county; 13 at Krievragciems, Talsi county; 2 1cy at Plavmuiza, Talsi county; 2 1cy at Lauciene surroundings, Talsi county; 2 1cy at Lielvirbi, Talsi county (A.Mankus, M.Jaunzemis); 3 1cy (1+1+1) migrating E at Darzini distributary, Salaspils n. (U.Piterans); 1 1cy on wires at Valle surroundings, Vecumnieki county (M.Kilups et al.).
Falco vespertinus 
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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