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Almaty, Republic Square.

2012-01-15 | Askar Isabekov

Today and yesterday night I saw the Owl. Owl perched not on the spruce-trees but on the sawn branches of trees. When I closed the Owl flew from tree to tree therefore I didn't shoot it. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2012-01-13 | Askar Isabekov

The first in this winter Red-fronted Serins. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-01-12 | Askar Isabekov

Yesterday night I walked on the Republic Square and saw the Rooks and Crows flushed from the birch-tree and flew out to the darkness. I thought it possible the Owl flushed resting or probably sleeping Crows. Tonight I again saw worrying Crows and then the Long-eared Owl. Owl behaved quite an easy, from time to time flew from place to another one, choosing to perch either the tops of spruce-trees or sticks. All the time Owl stayed the same territory. There were not Crows, so probably Owl hunted to rats. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Medeo.

2012-01-07 | Askar Isabekov

The city was misty but the weather in the mountains was very sunny. Birds were a bit; three Grey-headed Goldfinches, three Great Tits, one Azure Tit; usually numerous Carrion Crows and Magpies today were in a single number; only one or two second I watched two Crows pursued the little pale raptor (probably Kestrel or Sparrowhawk); on the river I watched White-bellied Dipper; the pair of Cinereous Vultures firstly rounded over the pine grove then flew out to the West. That's all. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Ashy Drongo (Dicrurus leucophaeus)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2019-06-12
Korgalzhyn, Akmola oblast.

New species for Kazakhstan.


Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Andrey Borodin
2019-05-29



Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

© Anna Yasko
2019-05-08
Aktau, Mangystau region

The second record of the Woodchat Shrike in Kazakhstan. The first one was recorded on May 3, 2015, also in Aktau (Mangistau).


Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2019-04-24
karabalik

Rare passage migrant. One bird was observed in flock of the Greater White-fronted Gooses.

more rarities...

Big Year 2019

1. Isabekov Askar (277)
2. Sukhov Ilya (201)
3. Muravskiy Vladimir (200)
4. Dyakin Gennadiy (181)
5. Belyaev Alexandr (168)
6. Malkov Yuriy (157)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (135)
8. Gudimova Marina (131)
9. Kovalenko Andrey (128)
10. Vorobyov Vladimir (119)
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unidentified birds


2019-07-16

Аскар Исабеков: тоже так думаю - конический клювик за серого

2019-07-16

Аскар Исабеков: штриховка на груди заставляет думать о сером, или о полевом. Но полевой в Ваших краях не гнездится (а птичка молодая), значит серый. Хотя клювик
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2019-07-16

Аскар Исабеков: каменка, скорее всего, плясунья

2019-07-16

Аскар Исабеков: судя по всему коршун

more unidentified birds...