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Best photos of the month, August 2020.

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 18

Booted Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 16

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 14

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 14

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 13

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 13

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Ruff | Anna Yasko | 12

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 11

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 11

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Garganey | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Eurasian Hobby | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Barbary Falcon | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Sanderling | Anna Yasko | 11

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Yuriy Malkov | 11

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pacific Golden Plover | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Moorhen | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pygmy Cormorant | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Little Grebe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 10

Levant Sparrowhawk | Aibar Magazov | 10

Willow Warbler | Aibar Magazov | 10

Red-necked Phalarope | Andrey Shatalov | 10

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 9

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 9

Ferruginous Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Greenish Warbler | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Caspian Gull | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Gull-billed Tern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Stonechat | Natali Kim | 9

Common Teal | Aibar Magazov | 9

Pallas's Reed Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Spotted Crake | Anna Yasko | 9

Olive-backed Pipit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Wood Pigeon | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Red-backed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 8

Spotted Flycatcher | Askar Isabekov | 8

Montagu's Harrier | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Collared Pratincole | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Eurasian Whimbrel | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Natali Kim | 8

Common Chiffchaff | Natali Kim | 8

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 8

Peregrine Falcon | Natali Kim | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Natali Kim | 8

Yellow Wagtail | Aibar Magazov | 8

Pallas's Reed Bunting | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Northern Reed Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Yuriy Malkov | 8

European Nightjar | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Black Woodpecker | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 8

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 8

Ferruginous Duck | Askar Isabekov | 7

Turkestan Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 7

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 7

Fieldfare | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Viktor Kolesnikov | 7

Masked Wagtail | Natali Kim | 7

Common Sandpiper | Natali Kim | 7

Common Chiffchaff | Natali Kim | 7

Common Kestrel | Natali Kim | 7

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Yevgeny Belousov | 7

Little Stint | Aibar Magazov | 7

Eurasian Collared Dove | Aibar Magazov | 7

Northern Wheatear | Aibar Magazov | 7

Tawny Pipit | Aibar Magazov | 7

Meadow Bunting | Serg Silan | 7

European Bee-eater | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Great Reed Warbler | Anna Yasko | 7

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 7

Tree Pipit | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Common Chiffchaff | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Black-crowned Night Heron | Gennadiy Dyakin | 7

Western Marsh-Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 6

Greater Sand Plover | Askar Isabekov | 6

Eurasian Roller | Askar Isabekov | 6

Greenish Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 6

Caspian Tern | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Great Reed Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 6

Black Kite | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Song Thrush | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 6

Tree Sparrow | Natali Kim | 6

Black Kite | Natali Kim | 6

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 6

Lesser Whitethroat | Natali Kim | 6

Grey Heron | Natali Kim | 6

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 6

Northern Wheatear | Natali Kim | 6

Wood Pigeon | Alexandr Balykin | 6

Common Pheasant | Alexandr Balykin | 6

Turkestan Shrike | Alexandr Balykin | 6

Little Crake | Aibar Magazov | 6

Wood Sandpiper | Aibar Magazov | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 6

Lesser Whitethroat | Aibar Magazov | 6

Booted Eagle | Vladimir Vorobyov | 6

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Alexandr Katuncev | 6

Baraba Steppe Gull | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Black-tailed Godwit | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Whinchat | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Malkov | 6

European Golden Oriole | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Turkestan Shrike | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Shikra | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Ortolan Bunting | Anna Yasko | 6

Willow Warbler | Anna Yasko | 6

Tree Pipit | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Black-headed Gull | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Black-eared Kite | Natali Kim | 6

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 6

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 6

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 6

rare birds records


Shikra (Accipiter badius)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2022-06-22
Atyrau.

The northernmost nesting record in the Caspian region. Prior to this, since 2015, the Shikra has been found nesting in the Mangistau region of Aktau (see the birds.kz gallery), on April 22, 2019, one bird was photographed north of Aktau - in the city of Fort Shevchenko (A. Kydyr, birds.kz ).


White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2022-06-03
VKO Katon-Karagay

A new species for the Katon-Karagai National Park. A flock of 12 birds was recorded on May 20, 2022 in the floodplain of the middle reaches of the Bukhtarma in the Taylakova Yama tract, one bird on May 27, 2022 in the valley of the middle reaches of the Kara-Kaba on Lake Shoptykol, on June 3, 2022 in the Karazher tract, June 6 on the lake Yazevoe. Воробьёв В.М. 2022. Встреча белокрылой крачки Chlidonias leucopterus в среднем течении реки Бухтармы на Южном Алтае // Рус. орнитол. журн. 31 (2191): 2376-2379.


Great Snipe (Gallinago media)

© Martin Grienenberger
2022-04-21
Betpak Dala

The first record of the Great Snipe in Kazakhstan, after more than 30 years, confirmed by photography. The last record of this species dates back to 1987, when on May 7 a migrating Great Snipe was caught in the Tentek delta (Khrokov et al. 1993).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Yuriy Malkov
2022-06-04
karabalik

The first nesting record in the Kostanay region. It is known that the Ural Owl breeds in the South-Western Altai and Kalba, there is also evidence of nesting in the North Kazakhstan region (Zuban, Kalashnikov 2017) and in the East Kazakhstan region in forests north of Semey (Karpov, Levin 2005). In the Kostanay region, this species was occasionally found only during wintering (A.Yu. Timoshenko, G.Yu. Timoshenko 2021, Yu. Malkov, birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2022-09-27

Анна Ясько: Как пролёт чаек, так каждый раз головоломка. Чайка слева - барабинская или халей?

2022-09-26

Кудайберген Амирекул: Предлагаю удалить фотографию.

more unidentified birds...