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Best photos of the month, January 2020.

Red-breasted Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 29

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 28

Black Lark | Andrey Kovalenko | 25

Alpine Accentor | Oleg Belyalov | 25

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Andrey Kovalenko | 24

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 22

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 21

Baikal Bullfinch | Andrey Kovalenko | 21

Lammergeier | Oleg Belyalov | 21

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 21

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 20

Water Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 20

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 20

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

Common Redpoll | Andrei Kuryashkin | 20

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 19

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 19

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 19

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 19

Pine Grosbeak | Marina Merz | 19

Water Rail | Askar Isabekov | 18

Meadow Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 18

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Natali Kim | 18

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 18

Grey Partridge | Askar Isabekov | 17

Wallcreeper | Askar Isabekov | 17

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 17

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 16

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Common Kestrel | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Pine Grosbeak | Natali Kim | 16

Pallas's Rosefinch | Marina Merz | 16

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 16

Common Chaffinch | Askar Isabekov | 15

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 15

Azure Tit | Alexandr Katuncev | 15

Chukar Partridge | Sergei Shmygalev | 15

Hawfinch | Marina Gudimova | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Askar Isabekov | 14

Azure Tit | Askar Isabekov | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 14

Hen Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 14

Baikal Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 14

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 14

Redwing | Natali Kim | 14

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 14

Red-fronted Serin | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Lapland Longspur | Ivan Bevza | 14

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 14

Long-eared Owl | Askar Isabekov | 13

Smew | Askar Isabekov | 13

Whooper Swan | Askar Isabekov | 13

Turkestan Tit | Askar Isabekov | 13

White-winged Snowfinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Spotted Great Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 13

Red-fronted Serin | Askar Isabekov | 13

Solitary Snipe | Askar Isabekov | 13

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Natali Kim | 13

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 13

Baikal Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 13

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Redwing | Marina Merz | 13

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 12

Little Owl | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Saxaul Sparrow | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Redwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Pallas's Rosefinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Common Chaffinch | Nurlyhan Ismailov | 12

Ural Owl | Natali Kim | 12

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...