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Best photos of the month, August 2020.

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 17

Booted Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 15

Wood Sandpiper | Anna Yasko | 14

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Common Kingfisher | Natali Kim | 13

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Aibar Magazov | 13

Black-winged Stilt | Yuriy Malkov | 13

Eurasian Curlew | Askar Isabekov | 12

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Ruff | Anna Yasko | 12

Pallas's Sea-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 12

Montagu's Harrier | Askar Isabekov | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | 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

Western Long-tailed Shrike | 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

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

Western Long-tailed Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 7

rare birds records


Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla)

© Andrey Shatalov
2021-06-12

First found nesting in the Kostanay region. Eurasian Wryneck breeds in Ural valley (in south to Budarino village), Ilek valley, on Kokchetav upland, in Irtysh valley, on Southwest Altai and Southern Altai. (Gavrilov 1999). For the Naurzum Nature Reserve, it is listed as a rare migrant (Bragin 2017). It is worth noting that before that, the Eurasian Wryneck was photographed in the summer period in the Kostanay region near the village of Nadezhdinka on July 10, 2015 (Yuri Malkov, birds.kz).


Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-05-14
Semey

The first finding of nesting Bearded Tits in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. In the east of Kazakhstan, the closest nesting area is the Zaysan depression. // Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Усатая синица Panurus biarmicus – новый гнездящийся вид Семипалатинского Прииртышья // Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (1974): 4283-4287.


Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-06-09
VKO Katon-Karagay

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. First photo for birds.kz.


Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)

© Malik Nukusbekov
2021-05-07

The first photo Clangula hyemalis from the south of Kazakhstan on birds.kz. In general, a rare record. The last known finds date back to the 20th century.

unidentified birds


2021-06-18

Алексей Кошкин: Избалованный автофокусом на открытых берегах озер и степи, мне не хватает опыта снимать мелочевку среди ветвей. Выставляю наиболее удачные [....]

2021-06-17

Сергей Силантьев: А вот этой, бровь длинная.

more unidentified birds...