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Big Year 2019

The winner will submit the pictures of the largest number of bird species taken on the territory of our country during this year.

You can see previous years competitions results here: 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

participants


* number inside brackets means the number of species photographed in 2019
4. Sukhov Ilya (201)
6. Malkov Yuriy (181)
14. Kim Natali (103)
16. Yasko Anna (101)
18. Silan Serg (95)
20. Bevza Ivan (82)
21. Merz Marina (82)
26. Belyalov Oleg (64)
30. Bolbotov Gleb (55)
35. Gubin Boris (44)
39. Simon Andrew (31)
40. Sivokon Olga (29)
41. Eroglu Ihsan (21)
43. Tanaev Kirill (16)
44. Georgi Boris (12)
51. Bell Darren (7)
55. Sedykh Irina (6)
63. Ni Dmitriy (3)
70. Rage Vitaliy (2)
71. Sykes Tim (2)
72. Dalnova Olga (1)
75. Khumar Timur (1)
76. Kim Mikhail (1)
78. Minns Sean (1)

all species photographed in 2019


* in order of appearance (number inside brackets means the date of first record "month-day" )
1. Hawfinch (2019-01-01)
2. Northern Bullfinch (2019-01-01)
3. Fieldfare (2019-01-01)
4. Red-fronted Serin (2019-01-01)
5. Brambling (2019-01-01)
6. Eurasian Blackbird (2019-01-01)
7. Black-Billed Magpie (2019-01-01)
8. Eurasian Nuthatch (2019-01-01)
9. Eurasian Dipper (2019-01-01)
10. Long-tailed Tit (2019-01-01)
11. Hooded Crow (2019-01-01)
12. Great Tit (2019-01-01)
13. Rock Pigeon (2019-01-01)
14. Common Redpoll (2019-01-01)
15. Bohemian Waxwing (2019-01-01)
16. Common Chaffinch (2019-01-01)
17. Azure Tit (2019-01-02)
18. Eurasian Siskin (2019-01-02)
19. Carrion Crow (2019-01-02)
20. Great Rosefinch (2019-01-02)
21. Black-throated Thrush (2019-01-02)
22. Mistle Thrush (2019-01-02)
23. Grey-Headed Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
24. Great Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-02)
25. Common Sparrowhawk (2019-01-02)
26. Goosander (2019-01-02)
27. Tree Sparrow (2019-01-02)
28. Mallard (2019-01-02)
29. Common Goldeneye (2019-01-02)
30. Great Grey Shrike (2019-01-02)
31. Eurasian Collared Dove (2019-01-02)
32. Laughing Dove (2019-01-02)
33. Eurasian Goldfinch (2019-01-02)
34. Long-tailed Rosefinch (2019-01-02)
35. Baikal Bullfinch (2019-01-02)
36. Upland Buzzard (2019-01-02)
37. Golden Eagle (2019-01-02)
38. Common Raven (2019-01-02)
39. Rough-legged Buzzard (2019-01-02)
40. Eastern Imperial Eagle (2019-01-02)
41. White-tailed Sea-Eagle (2019-01-02)
42. Common Pheasant (2019-01-02)
43. Peregrine Falcon (2019-01-02)
44. Grey-headed Goldfinch (2019-01-03)
45. White-Backed Woodpecker (2019-01-03)
46. Merlin (2019-01-03)
47. Northern Goshawk (2019-01-03)
48. Coal Tit (2019-01-03)
49. Willow Tit (2019-01-03)
50. Black Lark (2019-01-03)
51. Tufted Duck (2019-01-04)
52. Smew (2019-01-04)
53. Common Mynah (2019-01-04)
54. Water Pipit (2019-01-05)
55. Yellowhammer (2019-01-05)
56. Corn Bunting (2019-01-05)
57. Common Kestrel (2019-01-05)
58. Northern Reed Bunting (2019-01-05)
59. Horned Lark (2019-01-05)
60. Water Rail (2019-01-05)
61. Hen Harrier (2019-01-05)
62. Grey Partridge (2019-01-05)
63. Crested Lark (2019-01-05)
64. Great White Egret (2019-01-05)
65. Caspian Gull (2019-01-05)
66. Mew Gull (2019-01-05)
67. Black Redstart (2019-01-05)
68. Black-headed Gull (2019-01-05)
69. Red-mantled Rosefinch (2019-01-05)
70. European Robin (2019-01-05)
71. Common Snipe (2019-01-05)
72. Ibisbill (2019-01-05)
73. Common Treecreeper (2019-01-06)
74. Eurasian Jay (2019-01-06)
75. Chukar Partridge (2019-01-06)
76. Eversmann's Redstart (2019-01-06)
77. Eurasian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
78. Daurian Jackdaw (2019-01-06)
79. Spotted Nutcracker (2019-01-06)
80. Common Buzzard (2019-01-06)
81. Wallcreeper (2019-01-06)
82. Eastern Buzzard (2019-01-06)
83. Turkestan Tit (2019-01-06)
84. Northern Wren (2019-01-06)
85. Rook (2019-01-07)
86. White-browed Tit-Warbler (2019-01-07)
87. Guldenstadt's Redstart (2019-01-07)
88. Meadow Bunting (2019-01-07)
89. European Greenfinch (2019-01-07)
90. White-Winged Woodpecker (2019-01-07)
91. Goldcrest (2019-01-07)
92. Bearded Tit (2019-01-07)
93. Gadwall (2019-01-07)
94. Whooper Swan (2019-01-07)
95. Mute Swan (2019-01-07)
96. Long-eared Owl (2019-01-07)
97. Wood Pigeon (2019-01-08)
98. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (2019-01-08)
99. Godlewski's Bunting (2019-01-09)
100. Ural Owl (2019-01-10)
101. Sky Lark (2019-01-10)
102. Cinereous Vulture (2019-01-10)
103. Spanish Sparrow (2019-01-11)
104. Common Teal (2019-01-11)
105. Pallas's Rosefinch (2019-01-12)
106. Red Crossbill (2019-01-12)
107. Brown Dipper (2019-01-13)
108. Solitary Snipe (2019-01-13)
109. Northern Pintail (2019-01-13)
110. Yellow-billed Chough (2019-01-13)
111. Red-breasted Rosefinch (2019-01-13)
112. Himalayan Snowcock (2019-01-13)
113. Red-billed Chough (2019-01-13)
114. House Sparrow (2019-01-13)
115. Rock Sparrow (2019-01-14)
116. Redwing (2019-01-17)
117. Snowy Owl (2019-01-18)
118. Snow Bunting (2019-01-18)
119. Bewick's Swan (2019-01-18)
120. Little Grebe (2019-01-19)
121. Steppe Eagle (2019-01-19)
122. Ruddy Shelduck (2019-01-19)
123. Baraba Steppe Gull (2019-01-19)
124. Greylag Goose (2019-01-19)
125. Common Shelduck (2019-01-19)
126. Common Pochard (2019-01-19)
127. Red-crested Pochard (2019-01-19)
128. Eurasian Linnet (2019-01-19)
129. Common Chiffchaff (2019-01-19)
130. Long-legged Buzzard (2019-01-19)
131. Red-breasted Merganser (2019-01-20)
132. Great Crested Grebe (2019-01-21)
133. Common Starling (2019-01-22)
134. Bean Goose (2019-01-23)
135. Pine Bunting (2019-01-26)
136. Black-Necked Grebe (2019-01-31)
137. Lammergeier (2019-02-01)
138. Short-eared Owl (2019-02-02)
139. Blue Tit (2019-02-02)
140. Blue Whistling Thrush (2019-02-03)
141. Songar Tit (2019-02-03)
142. White-winged Grosbeak (2019-02-03)
143. Alpine Accentor (2019-02-03)
144. Ring-billed Gull (2019-02-08)
145. Western Marsh-Harrier (2019-02-08)
146. Northern Lapwing (2019-02-09)
147. Common Redshank (2019-02-09)
148. Pygmy Cormorant (2019-02-09)
149. Northern Black Grouse (2019-02-10)
150. Asian Rosy-Finch (2019-02-14)
151. Red-breasted Goose (2019-02-15)
152. Greater White-fronted Goose (2019-02-15)
153. Grey Heron (2019-02-15)
154. Common Coot (2019-02-15)
155. Stock Pigeon (2019-02-15)
156. Long-tailed Duck (2019-02-16)
157. Finsch's Wheatear (2019-02-16)
158. Mongolian Finch (2019-02-16)
159. Little Owl (2019-02-16)
160. Desert Finch (2019-02-16)
161. Pallas's Gull (2019-02-17)
162. Northern Shoveler (2019-02-17)
163. Little Bustard (2019-02-17)
164. Calandra Lark (2019-02-19)
165. Eurasian Wigeon (2019-02-19)
166. Willow Ptarmigan (2019-02-23)
167. Dalmatian Pelican (2019-02-24)
168. Masked Wagtail (2019-02-24)
169. Great Cormorant (2019-02-28)
170. Yellow-breasted Tit (2019-03-01)
171. Cetti's Warbler (2019-03-02)
172. Ferruginous Duck (2019-03-02)
173. White Wagtail (2019-03-03)
174. Great Bustard (2019-03-03)
175. Common Crane (2019-03-03)
176. Siberian Black-backed Gull (2019-03-05)
177. Black-throated Accentor (2019-03-06)
178. Northern Hawk Owl (2019-03-06)
179. Desert Wheatear (2019-03-08)
180. Isabelline Wheatear (2019-03-08)
181. Rock Bunting (2019-03-08)
182. Eastern Rock Nuthatch (2019-03-09)
183. Black Kite (2019-03-09)
184. Isabelline Shrike (2019-03-10)
185. Pied Wheatear (2019-03-11)
186. Greater Flamingo (2019-03-12)
187. Citrine Wagtail (2019-03-12)
188. Alpine Swift (2019-03-12)
189. Eurasian Woodcock (2019-03-13)
190. Hoopoe (2019-03-14)
191. Steppe Grey Shrike (2019-03-14)
192. Greater Sand Plover (2019-03-14)
193. Greater Short-toed Lark (2019-03-14)
194. Macqueen's Bustard (2019-03-14)
195. Asian Desert Warbler (2019-03-14)
196. Demoiselle Crane (2019-03-15)
197. Northern Wheatear (2019-03-15)
198. Bimaculated Lark (2019-03-15)
199. Variable Wheatear (2019-03-15)
200. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (2019-03-15)
201. Griffon Vulture (2019-03-16)
202. Eurasian Eagle-Owl (2019-03-16)
203. Saker Falcon (2019-03-16)
204. Barn Swallow (2019-03-17)
205. Pallid Harrier (2019-03-18)
206. Little Ringed Plover (2019-03-18)
207. Black-Bellied Sandgrouse (2019-03-18)
208. Great White Pelican (2019-03-18)
209. Dunnock (2019-03-19)
210. Short-toed Snake-Eagle (2019-03-19)
211. Turkestan Shrike (2019-03-19)
212. Common Stonechat (2019-03-20)
213. Pander's Ground-Jay (2019-03-20)
214. Tawny Pipit (2019-03-20)
215. Green Sandpiper (2019-03-20)
216. White-crowned Penduline Tit (2019-03-20)
217. Black Woodpecker (2019-03-21)
218. Rustic Bunting (2019-03-21)
219. Garganey (2019-03-22)
220. Ruff (2019-03-22)
221. Kentish Plover (2019-03-22)
222. Indian Sparrow (2019-03-22)
223. White-tailed Lapwing (2019-03-22)
224. Black-tailed Godwit (2019-03-22)
225. Hodgson's Rosefinch (2019-03-22)
226. Slender-billed Gull (2019-03-23)
227. Eurasian Curlew (2019-03-23)
228. Eurasian Penduline Tit (2019-03-23)
229. Bluethroat (2019-03-23)
230. Pied Avocet (2019-03-23)
231. Tree Pipit (2019-03-23)
232. Lesser Short-toed Lark (2019-03-23)
233. Dunlin (2019-03-23)
234. Little Stint (2019-03-23)
235. White-headed Duck (2019-03-24)
236. Black-breasted Tit (2019-03-24)
237. White Stork (2019-03-25)
238. Black-headed Wagtail (2019-03-25)
239. Black Stork (2019-03-25)
240. Yellow Wagtail (2019-03-25)
241. Brown-necked Raven (2019-03-25)
242. White-winged Lark (2019-03-25)
243. Saxaul Sparrow (2019-03-26)
244. Northern Hazelhen (2019-03-26)
245. Lesser Kestrel (2019-03-28)
246. Grey Wagtail (2019-03-28)
247. Himalayan Vulture (2019-03-28)
248. Common Oystercatcher (2019-03-30)
249. Red-necked Phalarope (2019-03-31)
250. Caspian Tern (2019-04-03)
251. Black-crowned Night Heron (2019-04-04)
252. Eurasian Redstart (2019-04-04)
253. Common Tern (2019-04-05)
254. Eurasian Scops-Owl (2019-04-06)
255. Glossy Ibis (2019-04-06)
256. Jack Snipe (2019-04-06)
257. Caspian Plover (2019-04-06)
258. Pallas's Sandgrouse (2019-04-06)
259. Meadow Pipit (2019-04-07)
260. Common Moorhen (2019-04-07)
261. Common Swift (2019-04-07)
262. Song Thrush (2019-04-08)
263. Montagu's Harrier (2019-04-08)
264. Black-winged Stilt (2019-04-09)
265. Himalayan Accentor (2019-04-09)
266. Common Sandpiper (2019-04-10)
267. Pied Flycatcher (2019-04-11)
268. Osprey (2019-04-12)
269. Hume's Warbler (2019-04-13)
270. Greater Scaup (2019-04-15)
271. Common Greenshank (2019-04-15)
272. Paddyfield Warbler (2019-04-17)
273. Sand Martin (2019-04-19)
274. Common Kingfisher (2019-04-19)
275. Eurasian Stone Curlew (2019-04-20)
276. Northern House Martin (2019-04-20)
277. Wood Warbler (2019-04-21)
278. Willow Warbler (2019-04-21)
279. Semi-collared Flycatcher (2019-04-21)
280. Shikra (2019-04-22)
281. Eurasian Wryneck (2019-04-22)
282. Blackcap (2019-04-23)
283. Spotted Flycatcher (2019-04-24)
284. Barnacle Goose (2019-04-24)
285. Marsh Sandpiper (2019-04-24)
286. Lesser Whitethroat (2019-04-25)
287. Ortolan Bunting (2019-04-25)
288. Purple Heron (2019-04-26)
289. Collared Pratincole (2019-04-26)
290. Little Tern (2019-04-26)
291. Terek Sandpiper (2019-04-26)
292. Common Rosefinch (2019-04-26)
293. Common Nightingale (2019-04-26)
294. Booted Eagle (2019-04-27)
295. Slavonian Grebe (2019-04-27)
296. Common Cuckoo (2019-04-27)
297. Whinchat (2019-04-28)
298. Red-breasted Flycatcher (2019-04-28)
299. Blue-capped Redstart (2019-04-28)
300. Booted Warbler (2019-04-29)
301. Little Egret (2019-04-30)
302. White-winged Tern (2019-04-30)
303. Red-throated Pipit (2019-05-01)
304. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (2019-05-01)
305. Lesser Sand Plover (2019-05-01)
306. Red-Necked Grebe (2019-05-01)
307. Spotted Redshank (2019-05-01)
308. Eurasian Whimbrel (2019-05-01)
309. Temminck's Stint (2019-05-01)
310. Black Tern (2019-05-01)
311. Greater Spotted Eagle (2019-05-01)
312. Little Bittern (2019-05-01)
313. Bar-tailed Godwit (2019-05-02)
314. Rosy Starling (2019-05-02)
315. Black-eared Wheatear (2019-05-02)
316. Black-winged Pratincole (2019-05-02)
317. Long-tailed Shrike (2019-05-03)
318. Pallid Scops Owl (2019-05-03)
319. Streaked Scrub Warbler (2019-05-03)
320. Greenish Warbler (2019-05-04)
321. Wood Sandpiper (2019-05-04)
322. Oriental Turtle Dove (2019-05-04)
323. Yellow-eyed Pigeon (2019-05-04)
324. Eurasian Hobby (2019-05-05)
325. European Bee-eater (2019-05-05)
326. Oriental Lark (2019-05-05)
327. Red-headed Bunting (2019-05-05)
328. European Turtle Dove (2019-05-05)
329. Eurasian Crag Martin (2019-05-05)
330. Grey-necked Bunting (2019-05-05)
331. Blyth's Reed Warbler (2019-05-07)
332. Savi's Warbler (2019-05-07)
333. Greater Ringed Plover (2019-05-07)
334. Eurasian Golden Plover (2019-05-07)
335. Little Gull (2019-05-07)
336. Himalayan Rubythroat (2019-05-07)
337. Great Reed Warbler (2019-05-07)
338. Syke's Warbler (2019-05-07)
339. Sulphur-bellied Warbler (2019-05-07)
340. Collared Flycatcher (2019-05-07)
341. White-capped Bunting (2019-05-07)
342. Blue Rock Thrush (2019-05-07)
343. Hume's Whitethroat (2019-05-07)
344. Woodchat Shrike (2019-05-08)
345. Eurasian Spoonbill (2019-05-08)
346. Red-backed Shrike (2019-05-08)
347. Ruddy Turnstone (2019-05-10)
348. Brown Accentor (2019-05-10)
349. Olive-backed Pipit (2019-05-10)
350. Gull-billed Tern (2019-05-11)
351. Common Whitethroat (2019-05-11)
352. Eurasian Roller (2019-05-11)
353. Clamorous Reed Warbler (2019-05-11)
354. Red-footed Falcon (2019-05-11)
355. Twite (2019-05-11)
356. Arctic Loon (2019-05-12)
357. White-throated Robin (2019-05-12)
358. Richard's Pipit (2019-05-12)
359. Egyptian Vulture (2019-05-13)
360. Rufous Bush Robin (2019-05-13)
361. Barred Warbler (2019-05-13)
362. Lesser Grey Shrike (2019-05-13)
363. Garden Warbler (2019-05-14)
364. Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse (2019-05-15)
365. Red-flanked Bluetail (2019-05-15)
366. Curlew Sandpiper (2019-05-16)
367. Crested Honey-Buzzard (2019-05-16)
368. Eurasian Honey-Buzzard (2019-05-17)
369. European Golden Oriole (2019-05-18)
370. Grey Plover (2019-05-18)
371. Crimson-winged Finch (2019-05-19)
372. Pale Sand Martin (2019-05-19)
373. Eastern Orphean Warbler (2019-05-19)
374. Whiskered Tern (2019-05-20)
375. Arctic Warbler (2019-05-20)
376. Thrush Nightingale (2019-05-23)
378. Yellow-backed Wagtail (2019-05-26)
379. Sedge Warbler (2019-05-28)
380. Red-rumped Swallow (2019-05-28)
381. Sociable Lapwing (2019-05-30)
382. Oriental Cuckoo (2019-05-31)
383. Pied Bushchat (2019-06-01)
384. Western Grasshopper Warbler (2019-06-01)
385. Eurasian Reed Warbler (2019-06-04)
386. Black-headed Penduline Tit (2019-06-04)
387. Sanderling (2019-06-07)
388. Eurasian Dotterel (2019-06-11)
389. Ashy Drongo (2019-06-12)
390. European Nightjar (2019-06-12)
391. Icterine Warbler (2019-06-16)
392. Relict Gull (2019-06-16)
393. Asian Paradise Flycatcher (2019-06-23)
394. Barbary Falcon (2019-06-24)
395. White-winged Scoter (2019-06-27)
396. Menetries Warbler (2019-07-03)
397. Moustached Warbler (2019-07-08)
398. Indian Pond Heron (2019-07-10)
399. Wood Lark (2019-07-11)
400. Siberian Tit (2019-07-17)
401. Pine Grosbeak (2019-07-19)
402. Common Quail (2019-07-31)
403. Sandwich Tern (2019-08-03)
405. Eurasian Bittern (2019-08-05)
406. Siberian Rubythroat (2019-08-05)
407. Pacific Swift (2019-08-08)
408. Broad-billed Sandpiper (2019-08-17)
409. Marsh Warbler (2019-08-18)
410. Dusky Warbler (2019-08-25)
411. Yellow-browed Warbler (2019-08-31)
412. Spotted Crake (2019-09-06)
413. Vega (Mongolian) Gull (2019-09-11)
414. Levant Sparrowhawk (2019-09-12)
415. Taiga Flycatcher (2019-09-12)
416. Yellow-browed Bunting (2019-09-21)
417. Pacific Golden Plover (2019-09-22)
418. Rock Ptarmigan (2019-10-02)
419. Red-throated Thrush (2019-10-04)
420. Siberian Jay (2019-10-04)
421. Buff-bellied Pipit (2019-10-05)

Big Year 2019

1. Isabekov Askar (309)
2. Dyakin Gennadiy (216)
3. Muravskiy Vladimir (212)
4. Sukhov Ilya (201)
5. Belyaev Alexandr (192)
6. Malkov Yuriy (181)
7. Katuncev Alexandr (154)
8. Gudimova Marina (153)
9. Belousov Yevgeny (150)
10. Kovalenko Andrey (141)
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rare birds records


Little Gull (Larus minutus)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-12
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Rare bird in SE Kazakhstan. Group of 2 adult and 3 juvenile birds was observed. Fifth record in Sorbulak since 2003. Previously also observed only in autumn migration: August 9, 2003 (1 adult), October 27, 2006 (1), November 6 2004 (2) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013); and October 5, 2014 (birds.kz).


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Third record for Sorbulak. Previously was observed at June 5, 2011 (2 birds) (Belyalov, Karpov, 2013), and June 21, 2014 (birds.kz).


Arctic Loon (Gavia arctica)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-10
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Second record for Sorbulak. Dirst one was at Nay 17, 2002 (Kovshar AF, 2002).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Askar Isabekov
2019-10-07
Sorbulak. Almaty oblast.

Red-breasted Goose is a rare vagrant in southern part of Kazakhstan. First obeservation in Sorbulak. Single bird was in flock of Ruddy Shelducks.

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recent video

2019-10-04. Common Redshank (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-10-03. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-09-30. Eurasian Hobby (Natali Kim).

2019-09-22. White-Backed Woodpecker (Natali Kim).

2019-09-19. Tree Pipit (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-09-16. Black-eared Kite (Natali Kim).

2019-09-03. Yellow Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2019-09-01. Common Shelduck (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-08-26. Yellow Wagtail (Natali Kim).

2019-08-23. Black-winged Stilt (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-08-07. Common Snipe (Andrei Kuryashkin).

2019-08-04. Common Kestrel (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

2019-08-02. Common Stonechat (Natali Kim).

2019-07-31. Steppe Eagle (Aldiyar Saparbayev), Common Kestrel (Aldiyar Saparbayev).

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unidentified birds


2019-10-16

Мария Шведко: По ареалу ближе к барабинской, вероятность появления взрослого халея 31.08 меньше.

2019-10-14

Алдияр Сапарбаев: А можно предположить хохлатого осоеда?6 пальцев и длинный хвост.

2019-10-12

Олег Белялов: Из серии ребусов. В список добавлю и полевого. По форме головы мне "видится" как раз он. Но я бы не стал вообще выставлять такой снимок, поскольку
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2019-10-12

Анна Ясько: Думаю, что с проводами. Как раз над этим местом их несколько висит от дома к дому. Не раз уже попадались, к примеру, мертвые погоныши на казалось
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2019-10-11

Oleg F.: а дата точно указана правильно и есть ли дополнительные фото?

more unidentified birds...