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Best photos of the month, October 2020.

Siberian Jay | Aleksandr Klimenko | 19

Western Capercaillie | Vladimir Vorobyov | 15

White-Backed Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 12

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrey Shatalov | 12

Saker Falcon | Askar Isabekov | 11

Steppe Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 11

Common Kingfisher | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Azure Tit | Alexey Timoshenko | 11

Eurasian Jay | Natali Kim | 11

Spotted Nutcracker | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Song Thrush | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Red Crossbill | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Common Sparrowhawk | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Rustic Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Altai Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 10

Blue-capped Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eastern Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Altai Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 10

Rock Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Goldcrest | Ruslan Urazaliyev | 10

Yellow-breasted Tit | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Eurasian Jay | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Konstantin Andrussenko | 10

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Marina Merz | 10

Fieldfare | Marina Merz | 10

Eurasian Hobby | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 9

Yellow-breasted Tit | Askar Isabekov | 9

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 9

Rock Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Azure Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Pied Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Common Chiffchaff | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Song Thrush | Aisagali Kadirov | 9

Common Treecreeper | Aibar Magazov | 9

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Wallcreeper | Vladimir Vorobyov | 9

Grey Partridge | Yuriy Malkov | 9

Rustic Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Black-throated Accentor | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 9

Common Treecreeper | Konstantin Andrussenko | 9

Common Buzzard | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Oriental Lark | Askar Isabekov | 8

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 8

Great White Egret | Alexey Timoshenko | 8

Common Sparrowhawk | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Willow Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Natali Kim | 8

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Serg Silan | 8

Tree Sparrow | Serg Silan | 8

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Water Rail | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Meadow Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Chiffchaff | Anna Yasko | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Black-throated Thrush | Konstantin Andrussenko | 8

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Brown Dipper | Askar Isabekov | 8

rare birds records


Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-03-01
Aktau

The first reliable record of the Great Black-backed Gull on the territory of Kazakhstan. There are indications of finds of this gull in the Caspian Sea between the mouths of the Volga and the Urals, as well as near Omsk (Dolgushin 1962). Vagrant are known to the Makhachkala region (Tatarinkova 1970).


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)

© Alexey Timoshenko
2021-01-17
Karamendy vill., Kostanay reg.

The first record of this species in more than half a century on the territory of the Naurzum reserve.


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.

unidentified birds


2021-02-22

Андрей Баздырев: Вульпинусы очень разнообразны по окраске - от тёмно-бурых до рыжих и рыжевато-буроватых. И да, некоторые варианты очень похожи на восточного, [....]

2021-02-12

Михаил Невский: мне тоже кажется, что это восточный канюк.

more unidentified birds...