July 2018

Last update 06.08.2018. at 14:21:40
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 1 at Daugavgriva pier, Riga (I.Denisovs), 1 at Babite lake, Babite county (A.Klepers). Rare during summer months. Goose at Daugavgriva pier present since 14.07.2018. (A.Arnicans), Goose at Babite lake since mid of July.

 Anser albifrons
Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis et al.).

Acrosephalus paludicola
Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at Ainazi, Salacgriva county (A.Kalvans).

Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 7 at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs). Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola) 1 1cy trapped and ringed at W shore of Pape lake, Rucava county (V.Jaunzemis, M.Bazulis). Citrine Wagtail (Motacilla citreola) 5 juv at Ainazi shore line, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Common/Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea/cabaret) 1 flew over with calls at Kuivizi, Salacgriva county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Common/Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis flammea/cabaret) calls of 1 individual heard in the morning for half a minute in the leaf trees tops at Nereta surroundings, Nereta county (K.Funts).

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) 2 at Mnagalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrants.

 Arenaria interpres
Broad-billed Sandpiper (Limicola falcinellus) 1 at Randi meadows, Salacgriva county (I.Denisovs). First autumn migrant.

 Limicola falcinellus
Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica) 1 at Sauka lake, Viesite county (K.Funts). Rare inland during summer months.

Sanderling (Calidris alba) 1 ad at Mnagalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Earliest autumn migrant record! Booted Warbler (Hippolais caligata) 2 ad and 5 pull ringed at Kalnagals surroundings, Madona county (K.Millers).

Calidris alba
 Hippolais caligata
Little Stint (Calidris minuta) 3; Temminck's Stint (Calidris temminckii) 2; Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) 3 together with ~60 Dunlins (Calidris alpina) at Ainazi pier, Salacgriva county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Quite early first autumn migrant records.
 Calidris ferruginea
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 35 at Babite lake, Babite county (E. & V.Smislovs).
 Chlidonias hybrida
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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