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С Новым 2021 годом!

2020-12-31 | Andrey Shatalov

Поздравляю всех участников с Новым Годом, всем удачной фотоохоты и побольше лайферов. Всем здоровья, никогда не болейте. [...... read more ]

Sorbulak, the last birding of year.

2020-12-22 | Askar Isabekov

Trip to Sorbulak together with Gennady Dyakin. It's quite a cold (about -10C in the morning), misty, but windless. There are mist on the water everywhere, the trees and bushes are frosted over (also known as 'winter tale'), but snow still not too much. Today is shortest day of the year. Considering birding with Gennady always is from sunrise until sunset, it means today is shortest birding of the year together with Gennady Dyakin.Actually the Sorbulak lakes today is just little open water in the mouthes of channels. In The Big Sorbulak open water is about 200 m in lenght, the wide is difficulut to understand but less than lenght in my opinion. Usually in winter time we reach the mouth of channel from the north, but today we first time did it from the southern coast. We aslo first time in history approached to Ducks by ice, commonly we just look them from the coast. Open water was undeer the mist, light was a few (we get the point almost right at 10 am), birds in water were almost invisible. [...... read more ]

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rare birds records

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record of the European Stonechat in Kazakhstan and, possibly, in Central Asia in general. Another male was photographed in the Karagie depression on March 26, 2023 (Yasko A., birds.kz) and a female on the Aktau on March 27, 2023 (Kenzhegulov, birds.kz).

Finsch's Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)

© Nurlyhan Ismailov
Quarry beyond Kyzyl-Tobe, Mangistau region.

Rare wintering species.

Desert Lark (Ammomanes deserti)

© Mark Pestov
Mangistau province, Karakiyanskiy District, Kaplankyr Chink

First record on the territory of Kazakhstan.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov

The first winter record of Whiskered Tern in Kazakhstan.

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unidentified birds


Анна Ясько: [....]


Ольга Сивоконь: Это гнездо скалистого поползня? Или кого-то другого?


Анна Ясько: Фото сильно засвечено, но вроде бы есть рыжина на надхвостье, на боках туловища тоже ржавый налет. Мне думается, это горихвостка. И вполне [....]


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