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Best photos of the month, April 2020.

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 25

Great White Pelican | Hera Iceberg | 19

European Greenfinch | Oleg Belyalov | 18

Northern Black Grouse | Serg Silan | 17

Meadow Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 17

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 17

Eurasian Collared Dove | Oleg Belyalov | 16

Common Chiffchaff | Aisagali Kadirov | 16

Meadow Bunting | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 16

Corn Bunting | Malik Nukusbekov | 15

Demoiselle Crane | Malik Nukusbekov | 15

Siberian Common Starling | Serg Silan | 15

Rock Bunting | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Bluethroat | Aibar Magazov | 14

Little Ringed Plover | Alexandr Belyaev | 14

Slender-billed Gull | Aisagali Kadirov | 13

Northern Shoveler | Malik Nukusbekov | 13

Blue Whistling Thrush | Sergei Shmygalev | 13

Wood Pigeon | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

Montagu's Harrier | Hera Iceberg | 13

Common Chaffinch | Natali Kim | 12

Grey Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Black-headed Wagtail | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Black-throated Thrush | Serg Silan | 12

Altai Black-throated Accentor | Vladimir Vorobyov | 12

Bohemian Waxwing | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Malkov | 12

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Fieldfare | Konstantin Andrussenko | 12

Great White Egret | Marina Merz | 12

Common Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 12

Hoopoe | Hera Iceberg | 12

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Mynah | Oleg Belyalov | 11

European Robin | Aibar Magazov | 11

Song Thrush | Aibar Magazov | 11

Sky Lark | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Laughing Dove | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Common Kestrel | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Eurasian Redstart | Konstantin Andrussenko | 11

Common Redshank | Hera Iceberg | 11

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...