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Best photos of the month, October 2022.

Red-breasted Goose | Viktor Kolesnikov | 15

Northern Wren | Yevgeny Belousov | 12

Upland Buzzard | Raouf Bairashev | 11

Eurasian Bittern | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 11

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Raouf Bairashev | 9

Rustic Bunting | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 9

Arctic Loon | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 9

Azure Tit | Raouf Bairashev | 8

Steppe Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 8

Thrush Nightingale | Anna Yasko | 8

Northern Reed Bunting | Anna Yasko | 8

Alpine Accentor | Fedor Shakula | 8

Eurasian Jay | Ainur Iskakova | 8

Lesser Whitethroat | Olga Sivokon | 8

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 8

Eurasian Collared Dove | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Common Sparrowhawk | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Ring-necked Pheasant | Raouf Bairashev | 7

Red-backed Shrike | Anna Yasko | 7

Water Rail | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 7

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

Grey Heron | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 7

European Greenfinch | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Rock Bunting | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Ring-necked Pheasant | Raouf Bairashev | 6

Azure Tit | Gennadiy Dyakin | 6

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Siberian Accentor | Yuriy Malkov | 6

Northern Wren | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Long-tailed Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 6

Crested Lark | Anna Yasko | 6

Bluethroat | Anna Yasko | 6

Goldcrest | Anna Yasko | 6

Common Sparrowhawk | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Pygmy Cormorant | Kudaibergen Amirekul | 6

Bluethroat | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 6

Black-headed Gull | Sergey Simonov | 6

Red-breasted Goose | Viktor Kolesnikov | 6

Mistle Thrush | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Northern Reed Bunting | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Asian Short-toed Lark | Gennadiy Dyakin | 5

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Serg Silan | 5

White Wagtail | Serg Silan | 5

Azure Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Wallcreeper | Alexandr Belyaev | 5

Peregrine Falcon | Anna Yasko | 5

Eversmann's Redstart | Viktoriya Zvyaginceva | 5

Eurasian Siskin | Aldiyar Saparbayev | 5

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Song Thrush | Andrey Shatalov | 5

Osprey | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Eurasian Woodcock | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Red-breasted Merganser | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Slavonian Grebe | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

Tufted Duck | Sergey Simonov | 5

Lesser Whitethroat | Olga Sivokon | 5

Eurasian Blackbird | Raouf Bairashev | 5

Greater Flamingo | Qanatbek Kenzhegulov | 5

rare birds records


Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)

© Kudaibergen Amirekul
2023-05-21
Shoshkakol, South Kazakstan

The first record of the Cattle Egret for South Kazakhstan. There are known sightings on the eastern coast of the Caspian Sea, flights to the Sholakkol lakes in the lower reaches of the Turgay and in the Kurgaldzhino region.


Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)

© Ainur Iskakova
2023-05-14

The first confirmation of nesting of the Tawny Owl in in the West Kazakhstan region since 1897.


Syrian Woodpecker (Dendrocopos syriacus)

© Ainur Iskakova
2023-04-20
Area of the cardiocenter, West Kazakhstan region, Uralsk

The first record of the Syrian Woodpecker in Kazakhstan. On May 10, two birds were already found there - a male and a female.


European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)

© Qanatbek Kenzhegulov
2023-03-14
Aktau, Mangystau region

The first record of the European Stonechat in Kazakhstan and, possibly, in Central Asia in general. Another male was photographed in the Karagie depression on March 26, 2023 (Yasko A., birds.kz) and a female on the Aktau on March 27, 2023 (Kenzhegulov, birds.kz).

unidentified birds


2023-05-30

Анна Ясько: Кто-то из канюков/курганников.

2023-05-30

Анна Ясько: В галерее есть гибрид черноголовой и желтоголовой. Вроде есть нечто общее в конфигурации брови.

more unidentified birds...