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Best photos of the month, August 2021.

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 14

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 13

Eurasian Dotterel | Vadim Nagumanov | 13

Eurasian Collared Dove | Raouf Bairashev | 12

Long-eared Owl | Gennadiy Dyakin | 12

Sanderling | Anna Yasko | 12

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 11

White-headed Duck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 11

Glossy Ibis | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Little Crake | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

Common Snipe | Anna Yasko | 10

Common Starling | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 10

Black-Bellied Sandgrouse | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 10

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 9

Great Cormorant | Alexandr Katuncev | 9

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Olga Sivokon | 9

Lesser Whitethroat | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Grey Wagtail | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Common Tern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Little Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 9

Common Kingfisher | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

Black Kite | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Black Stork | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Pied Avocet | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Savi's Warbler | Anna Yasko | 8

Short-toed Snake-Eagle | Ivan Bevza | 8

Terek Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Ruff | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Pacific Golden Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Common Treecreeper | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Curlew | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 8

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Black-winged Pratincole | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 8

Barred Warbler | Aisagali Kadirov | 7

Eastern Rock Nuthatch | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Citrine Wagtail | Vladimir Muravskiy | 7

Great White Egret | Vladimir Vorobyov | 7

Black-crowned Night Heron | Alexandr Katuncev | 7

Demoiselle Crane | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Terek Sandpiper | Yuriy Malkov | 7

Siberian Flycatcher | Alexandr Belyaev | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 7

Ruddy Shelduck | Andrei Kuryashkin | 7

Common Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Wood Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Green Sandpiper | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Water Rail | Ainur Iskakova | 7

Blue Whistling Thrush | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Redshank | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Snipe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Grey Plover | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 7

Common Kingfisher | Olga Sivokon | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Grey Heron | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Barn Swallow | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Common Pochard | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 7

Oriental Turtle Dove | Andrey Shatalov | 7

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Montagu's Harrier | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Eurasian Stone Curlew | Ivan Bevza | 7

Eurasian Hobby | Vadim Nagumanov | 7

Pied Wheatear | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Raouf Bairashev | 6

White-headed Duck | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Pacific Golden Plover | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | Yevgeny Belousov | 6

Black Kite | Valentin Zenkov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Alexandr Katuncev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Pacific Swift | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Black Redstart | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Mallard | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Andrei Kuryashkin | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Ainur Iskakova | 6

Common Shelduck | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Black-Necked Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Little Grebe | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 6

Steppe Eagle | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

European Bee-eater | Konstantin Andrussenko | 6

Long-tailed Shrike | Olga Sivokon | 6

Eurasian Hobby | Ruslan Telegin | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Northern Lapwing | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Red-footed Falcon | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

Black-winged Stilt | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Ruff | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Sanderling | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Common Kingfisher | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Western Marsh-Harrier | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Nurum Sagaliyev | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Common Snipe | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

Eurasian Curlew | Anna Yasko | 6

Bluethroat | Svetlana Baskakova | 6

Eurasian Eagle-Owl | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Wryneck | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Eurasian Spoonbill | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 6

rare birds records


Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)

© Artem Andryuchshenko
2021-08-21

For the first time recorded in the Balkhash region and in general in the south-east of Kazakhstan. The Pied Flycatcher occurs on migration mostly in Western Kazakhstan, since 1999, 1-3 birds have been regularly observed in Karazhar and Korgalzhyn (Koshkin 2017), two spring records in the east of Kazakhstan in Ust-Kamenogorsk and Serebryansk are also known (see gallery this website).


Siberian Flycatcher (Muscicapa sibirica)

© Alexandr Belyaev
2021-08-16
VKO, Katon-Karagajskij GNPP, Arshaty

Very rare species on breeding and migration. The first photo of a Siberian Flycatcher on the site birds.kz.


Eurasian Roller (Coracias garrulus)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2021-07-04

For the first time, the fact of nesting of Eurasian Roller in Mangystau was established. Summer finds of vagrant birds are known, but nesting in Mangyshlak was not confirmed (Korelov, 1970).


Redwing (Turdus iliacus)

© Andrei Kuryashkin
2020-01-03
Kurchatov

The first winter meeting in the Semipalatinsk Irtysh region. //Куряшкин А.Н. 2020. Первая зимняя встреча белобровика Turdus iliacus в Семипалатинском Прииртышье.// Рус. орнитол. журн. 29 (2005): 5678-5680.

unidentified birds


2021-10-20

Андрей Шаталов: [....]

2021-10-20

Анна Ясько: Теньковка.

more unidentified birds...