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Best photos of the month, May 2014.

Eurasian Hobby | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Boreal Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 3

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eastern Scops-Owl | Askar Isabekov | 2

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Nightjar | Askar Isabekov | 2

Collared Pratincole | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Askar Isabekov | 2

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Baraba Steppe Gull | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Bluethroat | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Ortolan Bunting | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Common Quail | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Oystercatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Boreal Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Rosy Starling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

East Siberian White Wagtail | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Hume's Whitethroat | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Brown-necked Raven | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

White-Winged Woodpecker | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Stonechat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Barn Swallow | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Oriental Turtle Dove | Ruslan Timerbayev | 2

Collared Pratincole | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Eurasian Whimbrel | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Mallard | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Long-eared Owl | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Northern Wheatear | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Willow Ptarmigan | Vladimir Vorobyov | 2

Long-tailed Shrike | Dvorianov Vladimir | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Alexey Maznitsin | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallas's Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 2

Red-crested Pochard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Yellow Wagtail | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

European Bee-eater | Alexey Timoshenko | 2

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Quail | Andrey Kovalenko | 2

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Yevgeny Belousov | 2

Great White Pelican | Valentin Zenkov | 2

Black-headed Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

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


2021-01-18

Владимир Муравский: А вот какой? Алтайский? Восточный?

2021-01-18

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо за определение. У меня никак не получалось.

more unidentified birds...