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Best photos of the month, March 2021.

Little Owl | Marina Gudimova | 19

Dusky Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 16

Great Black-backed Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 16

European Robin | Anna Yasko | 14

Red-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 13

Rough-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 13

Common Kestrel | Anna Yasko | 13

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Marina Merz | 13

Eurasian Golden Plover | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 13

Black-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 12

Daurian Shrike | Askar Isabekov | 12

Upland Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 12

Desert Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 12

Pied Avocet | Askar Isabekov | 12

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kolesnikov | 12

Tufted Duck | Anna Yasko | 12

Siberian Black-backed Gull | Anna Yasko | 12

Himalayan Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 11

Little Ringed Plover | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eurasian Siskin | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

Northern Bullfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 11

Bluethroat | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

European Black Redstart | Anna Yasko | 11

Pallas's Rosefinch | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 11

Redwing | Askar Isabekov | 10

Pied Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 10

Desert Finch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Citrine Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 10

Red-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 10

Upland Buzzard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 10

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Malkov | 10

Gadwall | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Pochard | Anna Yasko | 10

Spotted Crake | Anna Yasko | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Viktor Kalyuzhnov | 10

Common Sparrowhawk | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 10

Eurasian Jay | Marina Merz | 10

Eurasian Nuthatch | Marina Merz | 10

Gadwall | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Great Black-backed Gull | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Red-throated Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 9

Isabelline Wheatear | Askar Isabekov | 9

Black-backed Masked Wagtail | Askar Isabekov | 9

Northern Lapwing | Askar Isabekov | 9

Cinereous Vulture | Askar Isabekov | 9

White Stork | Askar Isabekov | 9

Altai Black Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 9

European Greenfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

European Greenfinch | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

White-Winged Woodpecker | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Common Coot | Anna Yasko | 9

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 9

European Greenfinch | Ruslan Telegin | 9

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 9

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Common Redpoll | Viktor Kolesnikov | 9

Dalmatian Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 8

Great Cormorant | Askar Isabekov | 8

Water Pipit | Askar Isabekov | 8

Rock Bunting | Askar Isabekov | 8

Great White Pelican | Askar Isabekov | 8

Common Shelduck | Askar Isabekov | 8

Cinereous Vulture | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Great Bustard | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Finsch's Wheatear | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Song Thrush | Aisagali Kadirov | 8

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Malik Nukusbekov | 8

European Black Redstart | Anna Yasko | 8

Eurasian Wigeon | Anna Yasko | 8

European Greenfinch | Anna Yasko | 8

Eurasian Golden Plover | Anna Yasko | 8

Kentish Plover | Anna Yasko | 8

Kentish Plover | Anna Yasko | 8

Common Redpoll | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Andrey Shatalov | 8

Menetries Warbler | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Dusky Thrush | Askar Isabekov | 8

Osprey | Askar Isabekov | 8

rare birds records


White-winged Snowfinch (Montifringilla nivalis)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2021-03-10
VKO Katon-Karagay

The first record of the species in the Kazakh part of Altai, confirmed by a photo.


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).


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


2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Сложно сказать, хохотунья или барабинская. Птица еще не во взрослом наряде, это усложняет задачу.

2021-04-20

Анна Ясько: Каменка-плешанка, самка.

more unidentified birds...