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Best photos of the month, August 2015.

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 2

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Eurasian Spoonbill | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 1

Green Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Northern Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-crowned Night Heron | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 1

Terek Sandpiper | Askar Isabekov | 1

Caspian Gull | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eurasian Hobby | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Vassiliy Fedorenko | 1

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 1

Black-headed Gull | Serg Silan | 1

Hume's Warbler | Serg Silan | 1

Black-headed Gull | Serg Silan | 1

Temminck's Stint | Serg Silan | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Serg Silan | 1

Willow Tit | Serg Silan | 1

Black Kite | Serg Silan | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Olga Dalnova | 1

Paddyfield Warbler | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Common Shelduck | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Red-backed Shrike | Anna Yasko | 1

Sociable Lapwing | Steve Klasan | 1

Pied Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 1

Little Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Temminck's Stint | Natali Kim | 1

Collared Pratincole | Olga Dalnova | 1

Brown Dipper | Dauren Omarov | 1

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 1

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


2021-01-20

Сергей Л. Волков: Чтобы такие признаки смущали не столь сильно, надо выкладывать фото в разных ракурсах или позах, если, конечно, таковые есть.На мой взгляд, [....]

2021-01-19

Robert Parker: Hello Sergey, yes I also think it is a thrush. But the bird's beak looks unusual so I was confused.Google: Здравствуйте Сергей, да я тоже думаю, что это молочница. Но клюв птицы выглядит [....]

more unidentified birds...