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Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-02-29 | Askar Isabekov

Magpies and Pigeons picked up the twigs to nests. Also I saw the singing Blackbirds and Great Tits. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-02-26 | Askar Isabekov

Some days ago I watched female White-winged Grosbeak but today I saw the flock (five male and one female). I thought that birds stayed overnight in the next spruce-trees. The second day I went to the City Hall at 8 am hoping to watch the Peregrine Falcon, but didn't see it. More likely Falcon flew out at sunrise. But I am sure that Falcon stayed overnight in the niche of building because I twice saw it here at night, and the asphalt under this niche is strong dirtied. [...... read more ]


Kimasar gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.

2012-02-23 | Askar Isabekov

The day was cloudy and snowy in afternoon. I again watched the same Alpine Accentor which I saw in last year December. I'm sure it's the same bird because unlikely there is another absolutely trustful bird. I noticed Accentor when it explored the snow under the spruce-trees for food, and didn't find anything it flew off to the distant spruce-tree. I waited when the other people go out and put the wheat on the compacted snow. Accentor came back about ten minutes later, and actively pecking the wheat for 30-40 minutes. I photographed it so close that sometimes it did not fit into the frame. When I fast moved the Accentor flew off but then making a circle returned to the same location or flew into the lower branches of the next spruce-tree. All the time while I was sitting under the spruce and was shooting the Accentor, about one dozen Magpies were waiting me. And when I departed the Magpies immediately came flying to search the food remains, but found nothing were also peck the wheat. When [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-02-14 | Askar Isabekov

Yesterday evening I watched the perched in the niche of City Hall Peregrine Falcon which probably was going to stay to night. Today I tried to find it but didn't find. But I found quite a large flock (about 20-25 birds) of the White-winged Grosbeaks. It was surprised that Grosbeaks ate the acacia seeds. Earlier I didn't see Grosbeaks feeding the acacia seeds. [...... read more ]


Almaty, Republic Square.

2012-02-12 | Askar Isabekov

I watched feeding on the birch-tree the little (5-6 birds) flock of Red-fronted Serins, one male White-winged Grosbeak, Peregrine Falcon on the building of City Hall. Falcon caught the victim (probably Pigeon) and parted it on the niche of the building. I didn't make any good quality photos because the weather was very cold and misty. Probably Falcon hunted in the vicinity of City Hall because there was the mist and the Peregrine's high fly was meaningless. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
2018-05-01
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.


Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.


Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-12-10

The first winter record of the Marsh Sandpiper in Kazakhstan.


Solitary Snipe (Gallinago solitaria)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2022-11-27

A rare wintering species in the western part of Kazakhstan. In the Mangistau region, it has been recorded three times before. At the Tushchibek spring A.P. Moiseev caught a female on February 6, 1967 (Karpov, Kovshar, 2011), one bird was encountered on a stream near the Khangababa mosque on November 13, 2007 (Belyalov, 2008), at the non-freezing stream in the Tamshaly tract - one bird on February 2, 2014 (Belyalov, 2014).

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unidentified birds


2023-02-09

Анна Ясько: Возможно, хохотунья. Птица трехлетняя, почти как взрослая, но есть черные помарки на маховых и кроющих крыла, а также на рулевых. Белые зеркальца [....]

2023-02-01

Андрей Коваленко: С такого ракурса вряд ли возможно что-то утверждать на 100%.

2023-01-29

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Если выбирать между ними - то это скорее всего барабинская, так как не был так темнее как халей.

2022-12-25

Андрей Коваленко: Канюкоид... Таких восточного канюка от мохноногого курганника фиг отличишь не вживую...

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