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Best photos of the month, September 2019.

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 21

Yellow-browed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 13

Goldcrest | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 12

Goldcrest | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Great White Egret | Natali Kim | 11

Yellow-browed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 11

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 10

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 10

Common Chaffinch | Natali Kim | 10

Red-throated Pipit | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 9

Crested Honey-Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 9

Egyptian Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 9

Osprey | Askar Isabekov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Black Kite | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Great Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Eurasian Siskin | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Black-throated Thrush | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Temminck's Stint | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Common Nightingale | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Little Bittern | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Grey Wagtail | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Yellow-browed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 9

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 8

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 8

Grey Heron | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Steppe Eagle | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Spanish Sparrow | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 8

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 8

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Yuriy Malkov | 8

European Nightjar | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Merlin | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Citrine Wagtail | Marina Merz | 8

European Golden Oriole | Marina Merz | 8

Oriental Turtle Dove | Askar Isabekov | 7

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Desert Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 7

Little Owl | Askar Isabekov | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 7

House Sparrow | Natali Kim | 7

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 7

Common Chiffchaff | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 7

Coal Tit | Natali Kim | 7

Northern Pintail | Natali Kim | 7

Pied Wheatear | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kingfisher | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Lesser Kestrel | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Temminck's Stint | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Grey Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Common Snipe | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Mongolian Finch | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Northern Wheatear | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 7

Wood Sandpiper | Maksut Nurkabayev | 7

Sky Lark | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Turkestan Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Stonechat | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Lesser Whitethroat | Ruslan Telegin | 7

Ruff | Marina Gudimova | 7

Eurasian Redstart | Marina Gudimova | 7

Yellow-browed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

Yellow-browed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

rare birds records


Amur (White) Wagtail (Motacilla (alba) leucopsis)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-12-01
Almatinskaja obl., g. Taldykorgan

The second record of the Amur (White) Wagtail on the territory of Kazakhstan. Was first record on May 21, 2018 in the village Kanshengel, Almaty region (Sveta Ashby, birds.kz).


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko
2021-08-21

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).


Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.


Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-07-04

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).

unidentified birds


2021-12-07

Андрей Коваленко: Да не особо смущает. Восточный.

2021-12-07

Андрей Коваленко: Похоже, что северная.

more unidentified birds...