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Best photos of the month, October 2019.

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 17

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 15

Pacific Golden Plover | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 15

Black Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 14

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 14

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 13

Grey Plover | Yuriy Malkov | 13

Red-throated Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 12

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Askar Isabekov | 11

Sanderling | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 11

Buff-bellied Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Water Pipit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Goldcrest | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Blue Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 11

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Smew | Natali Kim | 11

Black Stork | Alexandr Balykin | 11

Red-throated Thrush | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 11

Brambling | Askar Isabekov | 10

Arctic Loon | Askar Isabekov | 10

Little Gull | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 10

Spotted Nutcracker | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Treecreeper | Andrey Kovalenko | 10

Sanderling | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 10

Crested Lark | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 9

Little Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey Plover | Askar Isabekov | 9

Red-breasted Goose | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Tern | Askar Isabekov | 9

Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Coal Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 9

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Wigeon | Natali Kim | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 9

Eurasian Jay | Malik Nukusbekov | 9

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

European Robin | Ainur Iskakova | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Marina Merz | 9

Common Treecreeper | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 9

Red-crested Pochard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 8

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 8

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 8

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 8

European Robin | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Cetti's Warbler | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 8

Common Greenshank | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Lammergeier | Valeriy Gryunberg | 8

Tree Sparrow | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 8

Long-legged Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 8

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Azure Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 7

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 7

Little Gull | Askar Isabekov | 7

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 7

Northern Wheatear | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Mew Gull | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 7

Brambling | Natali Kim | 7

Common Pochard | Natali Kim | 7

Tree Sparrow | Natali Kim | 7

Song Thrush | Natali Kim | 7

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 7

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 7

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Eurasian Wigeon | Natali Kim | 7

Black-throated Thrush | Natali Kim | 7

Bearded Tit | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

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


2021-01-23

Сергей Силантьев: Слишком поздно увидел птицу и сделал лишь один снимок в угон.....Качество конечно не очень....вырез хвоста похож на коршуна, но вот полоса светлая [....]

2021-01-23

Сергей Шурша: У зелёной щека светлая, а светлая полоска на кроющих более заметная, беловатая.

more unidentified birds...