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Best photos of the month, February 2013.

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 2

Horned Lark | Aisagali Kadirov | 2

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 1

Goosander | Askar Isabekov | 1

Rook | Raouf Bairashev | 1

Azure Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Red-fronted Serin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black Lark | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Eurasian Siskin | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Fieldfare | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Great Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Great Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Water Rail | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Willow Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Crested Lark | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Fieldfare | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Hybrid (Black-throated x Red-throated) Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Tufted Duck | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Mew Gull | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Redwing | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

European Greenfinch | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

House Sparrow | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Common Raven | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Chukar Partridge | Aisagali Kadirov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Tree Sparrow | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Mallard | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Rook | Antonina Fokina | 1

Rook | Antonina Fokina | 1

Common Mynah | Antonina Fokina | 1

Common Mynah | Antonina Fokina | 1

Rook | Antonina Fokina | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 1

Grey Heron | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

White-Winged Woodpecker | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Central Asia Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Lammergeier | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-headed Gull | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Vladimir Muravskiy | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 1

Caspian Gull | Askar Isabekov | 1

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-Billed Magpie | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Black-throated Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Brambling | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Antonina Fokina | 1

Laughing Dove | Antonina Fokina | 1

Central Asia Starling | Yevgeny Belousov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Common Redpoll | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eastern Buzzard | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Eurasian Jay | Natalya Borovaya | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Nuthatch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Northern Bullfinch | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Fieldfare | Vladimir Shefer | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Oleg Lyakhov | 1

Azure Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

Bohemian Waxwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 1

rare birds records


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Gennadiy Dyakin
2020-01-18
Sorbulak, Almaty region

First record in Sorbulak during recent 10 years. Rarely observed in winter time in Sorbulak. Previously was observed at 2002, October 20 and 27 (1 male in winter plumage), and December 15 (female); at 2003, February 02 (1 female in channel); at 2004, December 12 (4 birds), December 19 (3 birds); at 2005 January 23 (1 bird); at 2010 October 24 (1 bird) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2012).


Spotted Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla severtzovi)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-01-11
Almaty area, Zailiysky Alatau.

First photo-record of Great Rosefinch in Ile-Alatau ridge. Previously regularly recorded in winter time in Almaty, but population was destroied in end of 90th by poachers. Recent 20 years was not observed in fact. In addition to autumn-winter records Great Rosefinches were recorded in highlands of Ili-Alatau ridge at May 5th, 1965 in altitude 2900 m (Gavrilov,1974); in first half od August, 1973 in altitude 3000 m, male (Gubin, 2002); and at March 23, 1975 in altitude 3300 m, singning male (Kovshar, et all, 1978).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Fedor Karpov
2019-01-20

Fisrt winter record of White-winged Tern in Kazakhstan.


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.

unidentified birds


2020-01-23

Дмитрий Шевцов: Да, только арчовый.

2020-01-21

Марина Гудимова: Нашла еще кадры. Тут лучше видно птичку.

more unidentified birds...