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Best photos of the month, September 2020.

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 16

Little Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 15

Common Kingfisher | Aibar Magazov | 13

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 13

European Nightjar | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 13

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 13

Greylag Goose | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

White-headed Duck | Natali Kim | 11

Common Cuckoo | Aibar Magazov | 11

Ruddy Turnstone | Anna Yasko | 11

European Nightjar | Askar Isabekov | 10

Great Cormorant | Natali Kim | 10

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Aibar Magazov | 10

Eurasian Redstart | Aibar Magazov | 10

Greater Flamingo | Marina Gudimova | 10

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 10

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 10

Steppe Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 9

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 9

Black-throated Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 9

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Aibar Magazov | 9

Wood Pigeon | Aibar Magazov | 9

Willow Tit | Aibar Magazov | 9

Red-flanked Bluetail | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Steppe Eagle | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Common Snipe | Anna Yasko | 9

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 9

Common Kingfisher | Marina Merz | 9

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 9

Common Stonechat | Askar Isabekov | 8

Barred Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 8

Oriental Turtle Dove | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Aibar Magazov | 8

Red-Necked Grebe | Aibar Magazov | 8

Eurasian Hobby | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Kingfisher | Anna Yasko | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Anna Yasko | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Anna Yasko | 8

Turkestan Shrike | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Barred Warbler | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 7

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Askar Isabekov | 7

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 7

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 7

Ruff | Natali Kim | 7

Eurasian Wigeon | Aibar Magazov | 7

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Aibar Magazov | 7

Long-tailed Tit | Aibar Magazov | 7

Bluethroat | Aibar Magazov | 7

Ruddy Turnstone | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Mute Swan | Anna Yasko | 7

Common Snipe | Anna Yasko | 7

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Anna Yasko | 7

Eurasian Jay | Konstantin Andrussenko | 7

Grey Partridge | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Common Snipe | Marina Gudimova | 7

Common Kestrel | Marina Merz | 7

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 7

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...