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Best photos of the month, October 2019.

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 16

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 15

Pacific Golden Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 15

Black Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 14

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 14

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 13

Grey Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 13

Red-throated Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 12

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 11

Sanderling | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Buff-bellied Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Water Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Goldcrest | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Black Stork | Alexandr Balykin | 11

Red-throated Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 11

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 11

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 10

Arctic Loon | Askar Isabekov | 10

Little Gull | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 10

Spotted Nutcracker | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Treecreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Sanderling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 10

Crested Lark | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 9

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey Plover | Askar Isabekov | 9

Red-breasted Goose | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Tern | Askar Isabekov | 9

Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Coal Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 9

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Wigeon | Natali Kim | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Jay | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

European Robin | Ainur Iskakova | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Marina Merz | 9

Common Treecreeper | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Red-crested Pochard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 8

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 8

European Robin | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Cetti's Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 8

Common Greenshank | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Lammergeier | Valeriy Gryunberg | 8

Tree Sparrow | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 7

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 7

Little Gull | Askar Isabekov | 7

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Northern Wheatear | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Mew Gull | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 7

Brambling | Natali Kim | 7

Common Pochard | Natali Kim | 7

Tree Sparrow | Natali Kim | 7

Song Thrush | Natali Kim | 7

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 7

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 7

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...