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Talgar Pass. Ile Alatau.

2013-06-30 | Askar Isabekov

Every year in Apliniada Day the funicular to the Talgar Pass is free. Sanzhar Abdikhalyk initiated this trip with the nest of Red-breasted Rosefinch as main target, and other birds of highlands in this less explored by birdwatchers spot. Day is sometimes sunny but mostly overcast with rain and snow. We tried to find birds in the rather fresh moraine under the rocks, but unsuccessfully. There are no insects and plants in this moraine. We only heard the sounds of Raven and Red-bill Choughs from a far. We thought that birds could be in the places with insects, but insects could be in the place with plants, and went to the old moraine covered by mosses and lichens and joined to juniper bushes. In the bushes we immediately noticed singing Black-throated Accentors, Himalayan Accentors flying with insects in beaks, and the couple of Himalayan Rubythroats. Male Rubythroat came, perched in the top of spruce-tree and flew away; but female with food in beak was flying into the juniper bush, but was [...... read more ]


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Бура, Жельтуранга, Топар

2013-06-30 | Vassiliy Fedorenko

В прошлый раз, быстро проехав от Каншенгеля до Баканаса, практически ничего из птиц не увидели, поэтому решили съездить ещё раз. На этот раз предварительно изучили перспективные точки по сайту и забили их в навигатор. Однако поездка получилась не более успешной.Долгая дорога до Буры и вот, наконец, нашли саксаульного воробья на кладбище у поселка. Здесь же прыгали индийские и полевые воробьи, а так же сизые голуби и деревенские ласточки. Вокруг под саксаулами за нами наблюдали множество больших песчанок. Проехав немного по пустыне вокруг, кроме [...... read more ]


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Караганда - трясогузки

2013-06-28 | Gennadiy Dyakin

Белая и маскированая трясогузки носили корм в одно ито же место конструкции стадиона Шахтер в Караганде. Получается это смешаная пара и там либо гнездо либо слетки. [...... read more ]


Алматы. Окольцованный сизый голубь

2013-06-25 | Alexandra Makhnina

Не знаю, можно ли о таком здесь писать. Если что, сообщите, я удалю. Нашёлся сизый голубь, окольцованный, не летает. Поймали его, посадили в коробку, дали воды, хлеба, сидит в тишине, в гараже. Людей не боится. Номер на кольце: 109426 CHN 2008-30. Нашелся в Алматы, в районе гаражей на р. Весновка выше ул. Сатпаева. Я лично его пока не видела, поэтому фото нет. Позвонили, сообщили. Что с ним делать? (этот же текст на форуме сайта СОПР).заранее спасибо. [...... read more ]


Alakol. Akchi village.

2013-06-23 | Askar Isabekov

The sunny and windy day. Due to today is departing day I was all the time in the beach with my family. Only after the lunch during the trip to shops I watched birds. I saw couple of Kites soaring over the village. I guess that Kites were hunting to chickens because Kite were flying very low and always over the backyards. Also in the village there were House Martins and two Mynahs. Nests of House Martins are on the two-floors buildings, but without nestlings and Martins didn’t approach to nests. Due to wind I couldn’t take photos both House Martins and Mynahs. [...... read more ]


На колонию кумаев в Чарыне

2013-06-23 | Vassiliy Fedorenko

Весной мы так не смогли проехать к колонии кумаев на Чарыне. Пришло время повторить заезд, пока птенцы ещё в гнездах. К тому же, в прошлый раз на кокпекском перевале мы с Тоней слышали одну птичку, песня которой потом мне показалась похоже на запись соловья-белошейки в интернете, и надо было попытаться поискать и его. Поехали с Олегом.Дорогу до Маловодного я решил проехать вдоль БАКа, там машин и гаишников нет, и хотелось снять кладку иволги в одном из гнезд, которое было пустым неделей ранее. Однако, в прошлую поездку на Актереке я раздавил свой [...... read more ]


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Alakol. Akchi village.

2013-06-22 | Askar Isabekov

I was in the beach all day again. Sun and heat. The most significant birds in the hotel vicinity were two Common Nightingales. Also to the list of birds of previous days I added two new species: I heard Golden Oriole and saw two Collared Doves. Unfortunately I didn't watch Oriole, it's interesting in which of subspecies related this birds. I wanted to visit the sandy spit once again, but didn't have some hours of free time. [...... read more ]


Каншенгель - Топар

2013-06-22 | Vassiliy Fedorenko

По пути заскочили на Савковое, поглядеть чего там народилось. Савки плавают среди массы молодых чаек все на том же месте у ближнего берега. Примерно с десяток взрослых самцов с самками и всего одна самка с маленьким утёнком. Вероятно, это только первый вылупившийся птенец. Не может же быть он единственным? Кроме савок из интересного, наверное, только волчки на канале, которые сейчас стали заметны.Где-то за Куртами на трассе пробило заднее колесо. И, хотя, колесо починили на месте, в итоге в Каншенгель прибыли уже после восьми. Первым делом поехали [...... read more ]


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Alakol. Akchi village.

2013-06-21 | Askar Isabekov

Today is sunny and hot day. All the day I was in the beach with my family. To the yesterday list of birds I added House Martins which were flying over the hotel in lunch time; but Barn Swallows this time were feeding the fledglings. I wanted to take photos of House Martins but they were flying very high. Barn Swallows came to the fledglings not many a time. I saw Gull-billed Terns flying over the bay. I guess this species because I saw long wings and sprawling flight but I am not sure in 100%. Over the beach and the joined part of lake I periodically saw birds, mostly Cormorants, Common and Little Terns, sometimes other birds, for example today I saw Pranticoles. There are Little Ringed Plovers, Black-winged Stilts, both Terns in the bay. I didn’t see birds from the target list of Alakol – Relict Gull, Pallas’s Gull, Caspian Tern, Pelicans. [...... read more ]


Alakol. Akchi village.

2013-06-20 | Askar Isabekov

Day is cloudy or even overcast. I went to the sand spit where I saw Relict Gulls and many Caspian Terns in the May. It’s short distance to car, and I thought I reach it after about 30-40 minutes. I was without clocks but all today trip from the hotel to the end of sand spit and back was 6.5 hours of permanently hiking with some crawl on sand to birds. What did I see? The last visit I was worry that I didn’t explore the saline marsh on the road to sand spit. Now I crossed it twice and noticed nothing only tens Black-headed Wagtails of different age and gender. As at last visit in the bay in base of spit the White-winged Terns, Black-winged Stilts, Common Redshanks, Collared Pratincoles were noticed, today Black and Little Terns added to lists. The last visit numerous Caspian Terns are absent now. But Common Terns flying with fish in bill are abundant. When I move on to spit I was attacked by the screaming flock of Common Terns. I continued moving and Caspian Gulls and couple of Caspian [...... read more ]


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rare birds records


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).


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Natalia Melnikova
2022-10-20
Shetpe

The second record of the Red-flanked Bluetail in the west of Kazakhstan, the first for the Mangistau region. Before that, it was noted by Andrey Kovalenko on October 12, 2017 on the artificial island of Kairan in the northeastern Caspian (see birds.kz gallery).


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Viktor Kolesnikov
2022-10-05
VKO

Rare entry into East Kazakhstan region from main flyways.


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).

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unidentified birds


2022-12-10

Леонид Ишков: Вопрос к профессионалам. Может ли быть, что это все три вида наших лебедей в одной стае?

2022-12-09

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2022-12-01

Alexandr Mesiats: Да, безусловно, согласен с Вами, но следует ли из этого, что чернушке, как "скальнику" (и практически "чистому" синатропу) легче приспособится [....]

2022-11-21

Игорь Фефелов: На мой взгляд, перепелятник и есть, форма крыльев вполне похожа в этой позиции.

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