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Best photos of the month, August 2017.

Syke's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Raven | Askar Isabekov | 2

Griffon Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 2

Chukar Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 2

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 2

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Black-winged Stilt | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Tibetan Common Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 2

Great Cormorant | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 2

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 2

Lesser Whitethroat | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Common Cuckoo | Malik Nukusbekov | 2

Black-eared Kite | Anna Yasko | 2

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Darren Bell | 2

Turkestan Shrike | Darren Bell | 2

Northern Lapwing | Victor Moiseikin | 2

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 2

Common Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 2

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Kingfisher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 2

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 2

Coal Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 2

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 2

Barbary Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 2

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 2

Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 1

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 1

Egyptian Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 1

European Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 1

Calandra Lark | Askar Isabekov | 1

Laughing Dove | Askar Isabekov | 1

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Black-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pied Avocet | Askar Isabekov | 1

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Redshank | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow-backed Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ruff | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Green Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Greater Sand Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Ringed Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Temminck's Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Little Stint | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Calandra Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Chukar Partridge | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Caspian Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Sanderling | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Eurasian Roller | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Coal Tit | Oleg Belyalov | 1

Common Kingfisher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 1

White-winged Lark | Aibar Magazov | 1

Common Whitethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Bluethroat | Vladimir Vorobyov | 1

Pied Avocet | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Northern Lapwing | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Great Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Sanderling | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pied Wheatear | Anna Yasko | 1

Booted Warbler | Anna Yasko | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 1

Citrine Wagtail | Anna Yasko | 1

Wood Pigeon | Ivan Bevza | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Common Stonechat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Long-tailed Shrike | Darren Bell | 1

Lesser Grey Shrike | Darren Bell | 1

Northern Wheatear | Victor Moiseikin | 1

Wood Pigeon | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 1

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 1

Yellow Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 1

Red-necked Phalarope | Askar Isabekov | 1

Spotted Flycatcher | Viktor Kolesnikov | 1

Pale Sand Martin | Serg Silan | 1

Little Stint | Serg Silan | 1

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 1

Green Sandpiper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 1

Common Buzzard | Konstantin Andrussenko | 1

Barbary Falcon | Boris Gubin | 1

Common Sandpiper | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Coal Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 1

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 1

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Black-winged Stilt | Gennadiy Dyakin | 1

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 1

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 1

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 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...