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Best photos of the month, March 2020.

Long-tailed Duck | Marina Gudimova | 22

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 21

Blue Whistling Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 18

Wood Pigeon | Oleg Belyalov | 18

Northern Black Grouse | Serg Silan | 18

Citrine Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 17

Golden Eagle | Sergei Shmygalev | 17

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 16

Water Pipit | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Common Redshank | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Redwing | Viktor Kolesnikov | 16

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Goosander | Natali Kim | 16

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 16

Long-eared Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 16

Azure Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 16

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Alexandr Belyaev | 16

Cetti's Warbler | Alexandr Belyaev | 16

Crested Lark | Rinat Khaibulin | 16

Tree Sparrow | Yuriy Malkov | 15

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 14

Siberian White Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Masked Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 14

Little Grebe | Viktor Kolesnikov | 14

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 14

Crested Lark | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Common Crane | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Bohemian Waxwing | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 14

Godlewski's Bunting | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 14

Baikal Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 14

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 14

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 13

Dalmatian Pelican | Oleg Belyalov | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Black-headed Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Ring-necked Pheasant | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Pallas's Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 13

Common Redpoll | Natali Kim | 13

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Natali Kim | 13

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yevgeny Belousov | 13

Goldcrest | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Eversmann's Redstart | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

European Robin | Marina Gudimova | 13

Long-eared Owl | Dasha Iva | 13

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 12

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 12

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 12

Northern Wheatear | Oleg Belyalov | 12

Wood Pigeon | Oleg Belyalov | 12

European Greenfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 12

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 12

Hoopoe | Malik Nukusbekov | 12

Desert Wheatear | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Long-tailed Tit | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 12

Black-Billed Magpie | Ruslan Telegin | 12

Redwing | Marina Merz | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Marina Merz | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Common Kestrel | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 12

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 11

Pallas's Gull | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Common Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Isabelline Wheatear | Oleg Belyalov | 11

House Sparrow | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Brambling | Natali Kim | 11

Rock Pigeon | Natali Kim | 11

Common Stonechat | Yevgeny Belousov | 11

Isabelline Shrike | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 11

Asian Rosy-Finch | Serg Silan | 11

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Serg Silan | 11

Masked Wagtail | Serg Silan | 11

Long-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Water Pipit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Lesser Kestrel | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Lammergeier | Svetlana Baskakova | 11

Calandra Lark | Rinat Khaibulin | 11

Goosander | Natali Kim | 11

Meadow Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 10

Northern Reed Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 10

Rock Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Masked Wagtail | Oleg Belyalov | 10

White Wagtail | Natali Kim | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Serg Silan | 10

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 10

Citrine Wagtail | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Common Oystercatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Mallard | Marina Gudimova | 10

Hawfinch | Marina Merz | 10

Willow Tit | Marina Merz | 10

Coal Tit | Marina Merz | 10

Brambling | Ihsan Eroglu | 10

Hoopoe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Goldcrest | Alexandr Belyaev | 10

Long-tailed Duck | Marina Gudimova | 10

Bluethroat | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 9

Carrion Crow | Askar Isabekov | 9

Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 9

Pine Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Grey Wagtail | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Eversmann's Redstart | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Mallard | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Rock Bunting | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Dunlin | Aisagali Kadirov | 9

Goosander | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Caspian Gull | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kestrel | Yevgeny Belousov | 9

Common Starling | Aibar Magazov | 9

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 9

Meadow Bunting | Serg Silan | 9

Azure Tit | Serg Silan | 9

Long-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Long-eared Owl | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Masked Wagtail | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Eurasian Dipper | Olga Sivokon | 9

Northern Bullfinch | Ruslan Telegin | 9

Common Kestrel | Marina Gudimova | 9

Eurasian Nuthatch | Marina Merz | 9

Willow Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Steppe Grey Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Pied Wheatear | Hera Iceberg | 9

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...