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Best photos of the month, February 2019.

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 30

Western Marsh-Harrier | Malik Nukusbekov | 22

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Red-breasted Goose | Anna Yasko | 20

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 18

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 17

Short-eared Owl | Vyacheslav Firsov | 17

Great Rosefinch | Vladimir Vorobyov | 17

Himalayan Snowcock | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 17

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

European Robin | Askar Isabekov | 15

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 15

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 15

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 15

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 14

Hooded Crow | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Peregrine Falcon | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 14

Great Grey Shrike | Natali Kim | 14

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 14

Ring-billed Gull | Anna Yasko | 14

Himalayan Snowcock | Askar Isabekov | 14

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Goldeneye | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Little Grebe | Natali Kim | 13

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

European Robin | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Smew | Marina Merz | 13

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...