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total species: 12
total photos: 19
total videos: 0
total blogposts: 0

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1. Little Egret (2009-09-07)
2. Northern Citrine Wagtail (2012-04-24)
3. White Wagtail (2012-04-24)
4. Hoopoe (2012-04-26)
5. Eurasian Redstart (2012-04-26)
6. Red-Necked Grebe (2012-08-20)
7. Isabelline Wheatear (2012-08-26)
8. Common Kestrel (2012-08-29)
9. Eurasian Collared Dove (2012-08-29)
10. European Bee-eater (2012-08-29)
11. Bohemian Waxwing (2012-11-15)
12. Short-eared Owl (2013-02-02)

recent uploads


2013-05-04. Isabelline Wheatear, Eurasian Redstart.

2013-05-03. Bohemian Waxwing, Short-eared Owl, White Wagtail, Northern Citrine Wagtail, Hoopoe, Red-Necked Grebe, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Collared Dove, European Bee-eater.

2011-12-22. Little Egret, Little Egret, Little Egret

recent comments


2013-12-02. to photo # 00570001202 (Common Kestrel)

Gubin: Это обыкновенная пустельга с черными когтями


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001102 (Red-Necked Grebe)

Isabekov Askar: Red-Necked Grebe


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001301 (Eurasian Collared Dove)

Isabekov Askar: Collared Dove


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570000701 (White Wagtail)

Исабеков Аскар: White Wagtail


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001401 (European Bee-eater)

Исабеков Аскар: Eaurasian Bee-eater


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001501 (Isabelline Wheatear)

Isabekov Askar: Isabelline Wheatear


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570001601 (Eurasian Redstart)

Isabekov Askar: Common Redstart


2013-05-04. to photo # 00570000502 (Short-eared Owl)

Best Nigel: Thanks ASkar, I was on an ice breaking vessel carrying out a seal survey when I saw the Owl. It was not frightened at all by the vessel. I think it must live on the Offshore islands that Agip/NCPOC have nearby. I have posted other photos but am not [....]


2013-05-03. to photo # 00570000502 (Short-eared Owl)

Isabekov Askar: Nigel, it's Short-eared Owl (note black over the eyes. Very intersting photo!


Big Year 2018

1. Askar Isabekov (77)
2. Andrey Vilyayev (52)
3. Boris Gubin (45)
4. Anna Yasko (44)
5. Alexandr Katuncev (43)
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rare birds records


Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra)

© Sergey Ukhov
2018-01-22
Bautino, Mangystau

Первая встреча вида на Мангышлаке.


Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2018-01-28
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

The second winter record of Black Redstart in S and SE Kazakhstan. Before this record one male was observed in 7th of February, 1998 in Zhabagly village (Чаликова, 2008).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2017-12-23
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

First winter record in Dzhungar Alatau area. The closest wintering spots of Pygmy Cormorant are known in Chu river valley near Korday village, border of Kyrgyz Republic (Белялов, Карпов 2008). Also in wintering recorded in Issyk-Kul lake (Кулагин 2006).


White-winged Lark (Melanocorypha leucoptera)

© Andrey Vilyayev
2018-01-16
Iuzhnokazakhstanskaia oblast, Koksaraiskoe vodokhranilishche

First record of so huge number of wintering White-winged Larks in Kazahstan. In Arys irrigated lands the observers recorded eight flocks of 150 to 15 000 birds, totally about 30 000 birds. The reason of the concentration of Larks in one spot is the snowy weather in the day before the day of record.

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recent video

2018-01-23. Red Crossbill (Yuriy Malkov).

2018-01-20. Mallard (Anna Yasko).

2017-11-17. Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov), Slavonian Grebe (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-11-10. Ring-billed Gull (Anna Yasko).

2017-10-21. Bewick's Swan (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-10-19. Masked Wagtail (Natali Kim), Grey Heron (Natali Kim).

2017-10-14. Spotted Crake (Anna Yasko), Common Chiffchaff (Anna Yasko), Sandwich Tern (Anna Yasko).

2017-09-22. Grey Plover (Yuriy Malkov).

2017-09-20. Dunlin (Askar Isabekov), Spotted Redshank (Natali Kim).

2017-08-23. Eurasian Curlew (Yuriy Malkov).

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unidentified birds


2018-02-15

Сергей: К сожалению резких фото нет. Буду считать её белошапочной.

2018-01-22

Аскар Исабеков: Темные курганники совершенно не обязательно являются гибридами с мохноногим. Мне кажется, что вблизи гор их не больше, чем где-нибудь в Кургальджино.
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2017-12-01

Ясько Анна: На мой взгляд, пропорции у этих двух птиц одинаковые. Сидящая птица также по пропорциям на канюка не похожа (маленькая голова).Кстати, вот
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2017-11-30

Николай Балацкий: Однозначно, что ремез. Голова в анфас, то есть клювом к фотографу.

2017-11-15

Алексей Кошкин: Да, белошапочная абберативная больше подходит.

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