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Best photos of the month, July 2020.

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 21

Northern Goshawk | Yuriy Malkov | 17

Savi's Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 15

Curlew Sandpiper | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Demoiselle Crane | Oleg Belyalov | 15

Spotted Nutcracker | Serg Silan | 15

Indian Golden Oriole | Yevgeny Belousov | 14

Bluethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 14

Ruddy Turnstone | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Greenshank | Oleg Belyalov | 13

Bearded Tit | Ainur Iskakova | 13

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Askar Isabekov | 12

Common Cuckoo | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Asian Paradise Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 11

Pygmy Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 11

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Eastern Common Cuckoo | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 10

Menetries Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 10

Garganey | Askar Isabekov | 10

Mallard | Natali Kim | 10

Common Sandpiper | Natali Kim | 10

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Common Tern | Anna Yasko | 10

Little Tern | Anna Yasko | 10

Booted Warbler | Andrei Kuryashkin | 10

Water Rail | Ainur Iskakova | 10

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Common Kestrel | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Eurasian Hobby | Askar Isabekov | 9

Indian Golden Oriole | Askar Isabekov | 9

Macqueen's Bustard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Streaked Scrub Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 9

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 9

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 9

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 9

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 9

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 9

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 9

Common Tern | Natali Kim | 9

Northern Lapwing | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Glossy Ibis | Anna Yasko | 9

Great White Egret | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 9

Common Cuckoo | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Grey Heron | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 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


2021-01-18

Владимир Муравский: А вот какой? Алтайский? Восточный?

2021-01-18

Владимир Казенас: Большое спасибо за определение. У меня никак не получалось.

more unidentified birds...