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Best photos of the month, May 2014.

Eurasian Hobby | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Boreal Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Nightjar | Askar Isabekov | 2

Collared Pratincole | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Baraba Steppe Gull | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Bluethroat | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

East Siberian White Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Hume's Whitethroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-Winged Woodpecker | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Barn Swallow | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Collared Pratincole | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Northern Wheatear | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Alexey Maznitsin | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Whitethroat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Bee-eater | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Black-headed Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

rare birds records


White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay

Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).


Great Rosefinch (Carpodacus rubicilla)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2020-01-18
Ertai. Zhambyl oblast.

First photo record in Kyrgyz Alatau. First Great Rosefinch in upper of Merke gorge was recorded by Fedor Karpov at November 24, 1985 (adult male in juniper belt, KOB-2007, p. 268); in same gorge in altitude about 2400 m at June 03, 2003 one male was recorded in juniper bush by S.Annenkova and V.Ashby (KOB-2003, p.91).


White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-01-18
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First record in Sorbulak, and generally in southern part of Kazakhstan. First winter record.

unidentified birds


2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

2020-02-15

Олег Белялов: Белая трясогузка первого года

more unidentified birds...