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Best photos of the month, January 2021.

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 17

Great White Egret | Gennadiy Dyakin | 17

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 16

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 14

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 14

Black Lark | Askar Isabekov | 14

Mistle Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Red Crossbill | Aibar Magazov | 14

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 14

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 14

Pygmy Cormorant | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 14

Black Woodpecker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 14

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Marina Merz | 14

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Crested Lark | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 14

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 13

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-Winged Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 13

Merlin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 13

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Aibar Magazov | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Red-breasted Merganser | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Common Sparrowhawk | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Mute Swan | Askar Isabekov | 12

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 12

Smew | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Short-eared Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Northern Wren | Anna Yasko | 12

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 12

Hawfinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Marina Merz | 12

Dunnock | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 11

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 11

European Robin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Chukar Partridge | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Solitary Snipe | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Ring-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 11

Great White Egret | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Hawfinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Black-Necked Grebe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Great White Egret | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 10

Little Grebe | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 10

Great White Egret | Askar Isabekov | 10

Ural Owl | Alexey Timoshenko | 10

Merlin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Pygmy Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 10

Hawfinch | Valentin Zenkov | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Black-Necked Grebe | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Eurasian Jay | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 10

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Tufted Duck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Dunnock | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Black-throated Accentor | Robert Parker | 10

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 10

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 9

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Great White Egret | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great White Egret | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Brown Dipper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Turkestan Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Pine Grosbeak | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Altai Snowcock | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Pine Bunting | Anna Yasko | 9

Red-breasted Merganser | Anna Yasko | 9

Blue Tit | Anna Yasko | 9

Black Woodpecker | Ainur Iskakova | 9

Bohemian Waxwing | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Fieldfare | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 9

European Robin | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Red Crossbill | Aibar Magazov | 9

Mallard | Askar Isabekov | 8

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 8

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 8

Eastern Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

White-Winged Woodpecker | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Mallard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Red-fronted Serin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Water Rail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Laughing Dove | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Hawfinch | Serg Silan | 8

Northern Bullfinch | Serg Silan | 8

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Sergei Shmygalev | 8

Common Snipe | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Caspian Gull | Anna Yasko | 8

European Black Redstart | Anna Yasko | 8

Brambling | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Northern Bullfinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Fieldfare | Marina Merz | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Willow Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Brambling | Andrey Shatalov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Bohemian Waxwing | Marina Merz | 8

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 8

Red Crossbill | Aibar Magazov | 8

Pygmy Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 8

Smew | Askar Isabekov | 7

Great White Egret | Askar Isabekov | 7

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 7

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 7

Horned Lark | Askar Isabekov | 7

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Azure Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Corn Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Hooded Crow | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Common Chaffinch | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Common Mynah | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Serg Silan | 7

Black Lark | Sergei Shmygalev | 7

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Grey Partridge | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Anna Yasko | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Anna Yasko | 7

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 7

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Willow Tit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Goldeneye | Konstantin Andrussenko | 7

Common Chaffinch | Olga Sivokon | 7

Common Mynah | Olga Sivokon | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Ruslan Telegin | 7

Fieldfare | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Hawfinch | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Goosander | Marina Merz | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Hawfinch | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Eurasian Blackbird | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Dunnock | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Song Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

White-Winged Woodpecker | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Great White Egret | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Marina Merz | 7

Great White Egret | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Pygmy Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 7

rare birds records


Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.


European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-12-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The third record of the species for the Katon-Karagai state national nature park and the fourth for the Southern Altai. Before single birds were seen during spring migration and in winter on April 30 and December 11, 2005 in the gardens of the village Katon-Karagai (Starikov 2006, Chelyshev 2006), as well as on December 3, 2018, two robins were seen in the northern spurs of the Narym ridge (Berezovikov 2019).


Lesser Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos minor)

© Alexandr Fedulin
2020-11-08

A rare record for the Korgalzhyn reserve. In total, 3 sightings are known: one bird each on December 5, 1986 and November 27, 2008, two birds - on May 1, 2009. // Кошкин А.В. 2017. Орнитофауна Тениз-Коргалжынского региона (Центральный Казахстан) // Рус. орнитол. журн. 26 (1415): 909-956.

unidentified birds


2021-01-23

Сергей Силантьев: Слишком поздно увидел птицу и сделал лишь один снимок в угон.....Качество конечно не очень....вырез хвоста похож на коршуна, но вот полоса светлая [....]

2021-01-23

Сергей Шурша: У зелёной щека светлая, а светлая полоска на кроющих более заметная, беловатая.

more unidentified birds...