January 2023

Last update 21.01.2023. at 18:31:08
 
   
21.01.2023.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 24 locally at Jurmalciems, Dienvidkurzeme county (A.Klepers).

 
15.01.2023.
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 4 (2 ad & 2 2cy) at Sarkandaugava distributary, Riga (A.Klepers). Quite rare during winter months.

14.01.2023.
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 1; Eurasian Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) 1 at Darzini distributary, Salaspils county (A.Klepers). Both species quite rare during winter months. Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 2 2cy on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers). Very rare during winter months.

13.01.2023.
Taiga Bean Goose (Anser fabalis) 2; Tundra Bean Goose (Anser serrirostris) 8; Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 2 + 1; Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) 72 at Nica fields, Greylag Goose (Anser anser) 31 + 4 at Bernati polder, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers). First spring migrants!

 
11.01.2023.
Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 14 locally at Vaidava surroundings, Valmiera county (A.Klepers). Since 10.01.2023. (I.Zepa).

 
10.01.2023.
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) 1 2cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). Very rare during winter months.

08.01.2023.
Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 1 2cy; Redwing (Turdus iliacus) 1 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (K.Millers). Both species quite rare during winter months. Arctic Redpoll (Acanthis hornemanni) 1; Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) >5 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (K.Millers).

07.01.2023.
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 ad M at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus) 2 at Ezerkrasts next to the sewage pipe, Liepaja (K.Millers et al.). Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus) 4 next to Grinvalti, Dienvidkurzeme county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). All three species quite rare during winter months. Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (G.Grandans, K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present since 22.10.2022. (A.Zacmanis). Hedge Accentor (Prunella modularis) 2 at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (G.Grandans). Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) at least 20 next to Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (G.Grandans, K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) 1 F/2cy at Zirgu islet, Liepaja (G.Grandans). Quite rare during winter months.

02.01.2023.
Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus) 1 2cy on Mangalsala pier, Riga (I.Denisovs). 5th record during winter months.
   

December 2022

Last update 10.01.2023. at 21:57:33
 
   
21.12.2022.
Woodcock (Scolopax rusticola) 1 on islet at Grivinupite river, Cesu county (A.Klepers). Quite rare during winter months.

17.12.2022.
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) 1 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (G.Grandans et at.). Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra) 1 photographed at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (E.Smislovs).

 

17.12.2022.
Lapland Longspur (Lymnocryptes minimus) 1 at LBT grain terminal, Liepaja (G.Grandans, E.Smislovs), 2 at Nica fields, Dienvidkurzeme county (E.Smislovs et at.).

 
10.12.2022.
Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) 2 birds in a unfrozen ditch at Murmuiza street, Valmiera (A. Klepers). Rare during the winter months.

03.12.2022.
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) 1 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Limbazi county (G.Graubics). Late autumn migrant record. Twite (Carduelis flavirostris) 30 on Golodova damb, Liepaja (J.Vigulis).

02.12.2022.
Skylark (Alauda arvensis) 1 trapped and ringed at Lauteri, Limbazi county (G.Graubics). Quite rare during winter months.