March 2021

Last update 01.04.2021. at 18:46:50
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 Skangali surroundings, Priekuli county (U.Piterans, D.Boiko). Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 1 to W over flooded field at Annas next to Babite lake, Babite county (E. & V.Smislovs). Early first spring migrant record. Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) 2 (incl. 1 M) at Vaive mills, Priekuli county (U.Piterans, D.Boiko). Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) 1 M with ~40 Yellowhammers (Emberiza citrinella) at Eimuri fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs).

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Eimuri fields, Adazi county, 31-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 2 at next to Vandzene, Talsi county (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Present at surroundings since 27.03.2021. (M.Jaunzemis). Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) 1 over over canal at Veca ostmala, Liepaja (K.Millers). Repeated earliest spring migrant record. White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) 1 in a puddle at Seaside Park, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). 

White-throated Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) Seaside Park, Liepaja, 29-Mar-2021. © Ieva Grinerte
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~3000 Anser sp. Geese at Bozeni fields, Madona county (A.Klepers). Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus) 2 (M & F) at Jaunciems surroundings, Ventspils county (E. & V.Smislovs).

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) Bozeni fields, Madona county, 28-Mar-2021. © Andris Klepers
Parrot Crossbill (Loxia pytyopsittacus) Jaunciems, Ventspils county, 28-Mar-2021. © Edgars Smislovs
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4 at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers). Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) 2 at Laidze lake, Talsi county (M.Jaunzemis).

Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis) Laidze lake, Talsi county, 25-Mar-2021. © Maris Jaunzemis
Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) 1 M at Eimuri fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). Quite early spring migrant record.

Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) Eimuri fields, Adazi county, 26-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 flew over at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs). Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 1 migrating at Mangalsala, Riga (I.Denisovs).

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Mangalsala, Riga, 25-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) Mangalsala, Riga, 25-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with ~7000 Anser sp. Geese at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (A.Klepers, J.Ukass). Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) 1 with ~5500 Anser sp. Geese at Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county (J.Satrovskis, J.Ukass, A.Klepers). Unknown origin, category D record. Present also on 27.03.2021. (A.Klepers). Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2 at Pasiekste, Ventspils county (I.Mardega et al.).

Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) Silzemnieki fields, Burtnieki county, 24-Mar-2021. © Andris Klepers
Red Kite (Milvus milvus) 1 at Siksni, Rucava county (A.Ozolins). Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) 1 to S at Akmensrags, Pavilosta county (M.Kilups, I.Mardega et al.). Single individual reported at least since 18.04.2018. (R.Rekmanis et al.). Two on 24.04.2019. (A.Klepers).

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (I.Brediks).

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Svete river floodplain fields, Jelagava county, 21-Mar-2021. © Ivars Brediks
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) >5 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (E. & V.Smislovs), 1 at Annas, Babite county 9E.Smislovs).

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 1 with 260 Tundra Bean Geese (Anser serrirostris) and 60 Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons) at Eimuri fields, Adazi county (E.Smislovs). 

Red Kite
(Milvus milvus) 1 at Cirava parish, Aizpute county (A.Ozolins).

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) 2 at Svete river floodplain fields, Jelgava county (U.Piterans). White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) 1 at Eimuri fields, Adazi county (I.Denisovs). First spring migrant record.

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba) Eimuri fields, Adazi county, 16-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Stock Dove
(Columba oenas) 235 in one flock at Vikuli surroundings, Babite county (J.Vigulis). Largest flock ever during spring migration!

Stock Dove (Columba oenas) Vikuli surroundings, Babite county, 12-Mar-2021. © Juris Vigulis
White Stork
(Ciconia ciconia) 1 in the nest at Kandava (N.Zeidaks). First spring migrant record.

(Alauda arvensis) 750 - 800 in one flock at Kalngale fields, Carnikava county (I.Denisovs). Large number at one place during spring migration.

Skylark  (Alauda arvensis) Kalngale fields, Carnikava county, 10-Mar-2021. © Igors Denisovs
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5 at Bernati polder, Nica county (I.Grinerte, K.Millers). Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 1 ad on Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Since 31.10.2020. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte) Returning individual, the same as winter 2017/2018 from 06.01.2018. till at least 16.02.2018. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte et al.), winter 2018/2019 from 09.11.2018. till at least 22.02.2019. (K.Millers et al.) and winter 2019/2020 from 09.11.2019. till 17.01.2020. (K.Millers, I.Grinerte). Still 9th record for Latvia.
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) Bernati polder, Nica county, 06-Mar-2021. © Karlis Millers
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) Liepaja harbor S pier, Liepaja, 06-Mar-2021. © Karlis Millers