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2020-11-28 | Askar Isabekov

Trip to Sorbualk. Yesterday weather forecast promised rain and snow of 94% probability, but nobody paniced. Gennady explained his calm by the words that here never be a long time rain, even it will be present just only during two hours. In real the forecast was true, but rain and snow were only during one and half hours. The weather in morning was cold (-2C), then it became warmer all day. Sky of course was cloudy, but after the snowfall sky was slightly opened, and the sunset was very nice. All day was windy, therefore Sorbulak was heavy stormed. In the way we discussed the wish-list, but it was short due the season, with the Gulls in the top, probably because my Caspian 'lifers' depended to it. Gulls were our first birds in Sorbulak, along the first dam there was a flock of about one and half hundreds birds, which I firstly considered as a Mew Gull due the rounded heads and short bills. But they was not Mew Gulls but one of the former 'argentatus' group, but definitly not Caspian Gulls [...... read more ]

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2020-11-21 | Natali Kim

На привычном месте, где жители каждый год в зимнее время подкармливают уток, прилетели три красавца! Держатся уже пару дней, их с удовольствием все кормят! Пара домашних гусей окольцованы, белый вроде нет. [...... read more ]

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Мангышлак. 4-12 ноября.

2020-11-12 | Askar Isabekov

4 ноября. Лечу на Мангышлак. В самолете в очередной раз посмотрел «Большой год», все-таки отличный фильм. Здорово, что авторы фильма не путают названия птиц, а еще в конце в титрах показывают все 755 видов, которые за год увидел Бостик. К обеду прилетел в Актау, и прямо около аэропорта достал камеру, потому что между редкими и низкорослыми карагачами увидел группу кормящихся птиц, среди которых были и дрозды - рябинники и, что интереснее, певчие. Несколько кадров и бердинг на Мангышлаке начался. Далее заезд в Актау на обед, и после дорога до Курыка (70 [...... read more ]

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Кызылкум-Аральское море. 21 октября - 6 ноября 2020 г.

2020-11-07 | Svetlana Baskakova

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rare birds records

Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov

The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Serg Silan

A rare record for the Kazakh part of Altai. In total, three summer finds of Zoothera varia are known, concentrated on the Ivanovsky and Tigiretsky ridges: a singing male on June 13, 2003 (Panov, Karpov 2003), a juvenile on July 7, 2019, and a young bird on August 7, 2020 (Bolbotov 2020), and only one autumn - September 19, 2010 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Loginova, Loginov 2011). The next record on May 9, 2021 on the southern slope of the Ulba ridge suggests that it is settling in the direction of the Bukhtarma Valley. (N.N.Berezovikov, written communication).

Levant Sparrowhawk (Accipiter brevipes)

© Alexandr Fedulin

The third record of the species for the Teniz-Korgaldzhinsky region and the first photographic record. Previously, observations in the Korgaldzhino village were known in May 2013 by the Dutch ornithologist F. Tis and on August 20 A. Kovalenko // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.

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Анна Ясько: У гималайского вьюрка заметные темные пестрины на подхвостье. А здесь вроде как чисто.

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