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Best photos of the month, February 2020.

Grey Partridge | Gleb Bolbotov | 24

White-winged Grosbeak | Vladimir Vorobyov | 22

European Robin | Mikhail Kim | 22

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 20

Goldcrest | Viktor Kolesnikov | 18

Brambling | Natali Kim | 18

Redwing | Anna Yasko | 18

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 17

Long-eared Owl | Viktor Kolesnikov | 17

Smew | Natali Kim | 17

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 17

Peregrine Falcon | Anna Yasko | 17

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 16

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 16

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 16

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 15

Hawfinch | Natali Kim | 15

Goosander | Natali Kim | 15

Bohemian Waxwing | Serg Silan | 15

Cetti's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Red Crossbill | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 15

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 15

Wood Pigeon | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 15

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 14

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 14

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 14

Ibisbill | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Solitary Snipe | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Blue Tit | Anna Yasko | 14

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 14

Grey Partridge | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Blue Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Black-throated Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 14

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Starling | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Eurasian Dipper | Serg Silan | 13

White-winged Grosbeak | Vladimir Vorobyov | 13

Great Tit | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 13

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 13

Common Redpoll | Marina Merz | 13

Great Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Black Redstart | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Long-eared Owl | Viktor Kolesnikov | 13

Upland Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 12

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Eurasian Siskin | Natali Kim | 12

Spotted Nutcracker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Bearded Tit | Sergei Shmygalev | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Rough-legged Buzzard | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Fieldfare | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

European Greenfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Marina Merz | 12

Turkestan Tit | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Mistle Thrush | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Eurasian Siskin | Askar Isabekov | 11

Great Tit | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 11

Common Goldeneye | Natali Kim | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Natali Kim | 11

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 11

Eastern Buzzard | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Meadow Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Long-tailed Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Eurasian Goldfinch | Anna Yasko | 11

Common Chaffinch | Anna Yasko | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Marina Merz | 11

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 11

Brambling | Aleksandr Polyakov | 11

Black-throated Thrush | Ihsan Eroglu | 11

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Rock Pigeon | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Viktor Kolesnikov | 10

White Stork | Yevgeny Belousov | 10

Azure Tit | Serg Silan | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Sergei Shmygalev | 10

Ibisbill | Sergei Shmygalev | 10

Mistle Thrush | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Treecreeper | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Hawfinch | Andrey Shatalov | 10

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...