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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

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 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

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

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

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


2020-02-21

Аскар Исабеков: красное пятно на бугорке клюва указывает на ББГЧ (исключает сизую), на маховых большое белое пятно есть только на крайнем, что указывает на [....]

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

more unidentified birds...