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Almaty.

2007-05-29 | Askar Isabekov

There are a lot of juvenile Great Tits in the city. They are light-greenish-yellow color and always cheeping. Young Blackbirds already large size but parents nevertheless feed up them. [...... read more ]


Zholaman valley. Almaty oblast.

2007-05-27 | Askar Isabekov

On the road saw two Hobbies, Golden Oriole (this year first in Kazakhstan, saw it in Tajikistan), Roller and many Rooks. In Zarechny saw two Black Kites and small flocks of the Rosy Pastors. Zholaman valley is an arid sage-brush, in places feather-grass steppe. Somewhere steppe is ploughed up. Calandra Larks and Red-headed Buntings are background birds. Sound background is singing of the birds of these two species. The number of Sky and Short-toed Larks and Tawny Pipits is some less. Other birds are a little: several Rollers, one (apparently migrant) Red-backed Shrike, several pale Turkestan Shrikes, one Great Grey Shrike, Hoopoes. Larks and Red-headed Bunting has already large nestlings. Red-headed Buntings are bright and noticeable birds but it's very difficult to close them. But just the other way Calandra Larks willingly posture to photos. Raptors. One male Hen Harrier, three Montagu's Harriers (pair + 1), one dark morph Long-legged Buzzard. Buzzard looked very dark like an eagle. In [...... read more ]


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Large Almaty Gorge. Ile-Alatau National Park.

2007-05-26 | Askar Isabekov

In the fir groves there were only Hume's Warbler and Coal Tits. One very low flying Kite. Two Brown Dippers. [...... read more ]


Almaty, Republic Square.

2007-05-22 | Askar Isabekov

Two sunny days and all Nightjars left the city. Only Common Whitethroats and scary Long-tailed Shrike stayed on the Republic Square. Saw swiftly hovering Hobby in the center of the city. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2007-05-20 | Askar Isabekov

Three years ago I saw Nightjar first time. Today in the same place I saw already nine Nightjars. I found four birds on the yesterday's places. Four birds were sandy color. Three birds took off when I try to close them. Two of them were males with the white signal spots on the wings. There are many singing birds in the bushes. Saw only Common and Lesser Whitethroats and Common Nightingale. From the public birds I saw Turkestan Shrike and female of Stonechat only. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Republic Square.

2007-05-19 | Askar Isabekov

Cool rainy day. In spite of rain there are many singing birds. I can't discern the voices of birds so good therefore it is difficult to me to say correctly what birds I heard today. But it is not so easy to find birds on the rainy day. Almost all birds hide in the thick branches. I can say correctly that I saw Common and Lesser Whitethroats. But even these birds were instant showed. Always female Stonechat is noticeable. It did not hide into the bushes but in spite of rain sat on the twigs of roses. So there are a little of birds. And to photograph birds on the rainy day is not so easy. Drops of water and mostly cloudy weather hinder to photograph. In murky weather it is possible to make photos only of low-mobility birds. For example Nightjars. Today I found five Nightjars. Two light sandy color birds and three some darker ones. In course. The first Nightjar sat in the grass under the bush. It was very dark color. Bird allowed to photograph it from two sides. When bird flew off white spots [...... read more ]


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Таджикистан. Регар, Гисар.

2007-05-15 | Askar Isabekov

Поездка в Турсун-заде. Видел малого галстучника, длиннохвостого сорокопута, рыжепоясничных ласточек. На обратном пути в районе Гисара на рисовом поле видел квакву. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Republic Square.

2007-05-14 | Askar Isabekov

6.00 - 7.00 am. Found one Nightjar which yesterday saw my wife. Nightjar was scary and I could closed to it only about five meters. Morning on the Square is the Kingdom of singing birds. Mostly Warblers sang, Lesser and Common Whitethroats, Grasshopper Warbler. Warblers are not public birds such as for example Shrikes or Stonechats. Many a time they hide in the thick branches but audible very well. By the way I heard Grasshopper Warbler first time but to examine it did not succeed. Besides Warblers saw female of Stonechat, Bluethroat and certainly Great Tits, Mynahs, Blackbirds and Greenfinches. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2007-05-13 | Askar Isabekov

Here several days' mornings I saw Red-rumped Swallows from my balcony. May be they nest somewhere hereabout. High-rise houses and mud from the numerous building are all necessary for the building of nest. By late evening my wife walking with child on Republic Square saw four Nightjars flying above the new-mown lawns. One Nightjar sat down on the tree and my wife could examine even light spots on the wings in the darkness. [...... read more ]


Big Almaty Lake. Ile-Alatau National Park.

2007-05-12 | Askar Isabekov

Along the road met only two Mistle Thrushes in the fir woods, one Azure Tit and small flock of Grey-headed Goldfinches. There are never many birds in the fir woods, also we went at early time. By the way Mistle Thrushes sang.The purpose of trip was observation of the birds in juniper groves on the boundary of conifer forests. The birds nesting in junipers are scary and hide into the thick branches at any little danger. Therefore ii is not so easy to observe them. The female of Red-mantled Rosefinch and Tree Pipit glimpsed. Pipit usually sang in flight. These birds are interesting, but today I attempted to photograph Himalayan Rubythroat. There were several singing Rubythroats but one male periodically arrived to sing into the same place. It sang onto three fir trees in turns. I sat in the middle of trees and awaited it. Also I spied and photographed other birds. Goldcrests probably already feed nestlings. The pair of birds always carried worms into the bushes. Black-throated Accentors and [...... read more ]


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Abdikhalyk Sanzhar
Afanasiev Maxim
Aleinikova Svetlana
Azanov Aleksey
Bairashev Raouf
Balykin Alexandr
Baskakova Svetlana
Baskakova Svetlana
Batyrkhanuly Kanat
Bazdyrev Andrey
Belousov Yevgeny
Belousow Mishail
Belyaev Alexandr
Belyaev Ivan
Belyalov Oleg
Bobachenko Elena
Boksorn Alina
Bolshakov Aleksey
Borisov Eugeny
Borodin Andrey
Bredihina Nina
Buhl Johannes
Burkovsky Oleksandr
Buyanova Julia
Campeau Philippe
Chapurin Vladimir
Cherepanov Andrey
Chumakov Sergey
Davydik Konstantin
Demina Maria
Dubikovskiy Dmitry
Dvurekov Igor
Dyachenko Egor
Dyakin Gennadiy
Dyussebayeva Madina
Ebel Alexei
Erokhin Dmitry
Fattakhova Olga
Fedorenko Vassiliy
Fedotova Ekaterina
Fefelov Igor
Feldman Aleksandr
Flechtner Georg Stephan
Fokina Antonina
Garms Oleg
Gashkov Sergey
Gedziuk Vlad
Gontcharov Aleksandr
Gorelov Ignat
Govorova Elena
Gubin Boris
Guskov Aleksandr
Hristolyubova Galina
Isabekov Askar
Isakul Elnur
Ivanov Mihail
Ivushkin Vadim
Kaistro Viacheslav
Kalagin Mikhail
Kalashnikov Miphail
Kalinskiy Victor
Kalistratov Sergey
Kalyuzhnov Viktor
Karplyuk Pavel
Karyakin Igor
Katanova Galina
Katuncev Alexandr
Kazenas Vladimir
Khokhryakova Svetlana
Kim Natali
Kirillin Ruslan
Kiselev Andrei
Klasan Steve
Kleymenova Elena
Klyubina Yuliya
Kochetkov Alexandr
Kodrul Yuriy
Kolenov Sergey
Kolesnikov Viktor
Komarovskiy Alex
Komarovskyi Dmytro
Kondratenko Galina
Korshikov Leonid
Koshkin Aleksey
Koshkina Alyona
Kovalenko Andrey
Kovalev Konstantin
Kozodavov Serhiy
Kozytsky Igor
Kulenko Sergej
Kurochkin Alexey
Kuryashkin Andrei
Kuzmin Anatoliy
Lastukhin Albert
Latysh Igor
Lavrenchuk Ivan
Lazanov Aleksey
Leskovski Anatol
Levy Semion
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Maer Vladimir
Makhnina Alexandra
Malkov Yuriy
Malygina Olga
Malykina Irina
Mardonova Luiza
Martinson Stanislav
Masalev Alexandr
Meek Albert
Menshikova Tatiana
Moroz Viktor
Mosienko Vitaliy
Motyshev Nursultan
Muhin Uri
Muravskiy Vladimir
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Natykanets Victor
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Nevski Michael
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Nukusbekov Malik
Ogleznev Sergey
Oleg and Nataly Andreyenkov
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Ortlieb Leon
Pankratov Vladimir
Pavlenko Elena
Petrovych Serhii
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Plotnikova Olga
Popov Oleg
Popova Irina
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Priezzhih Vera
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Raldugina Oksana
Rogal' Alexander
Romanov Konstantin
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Saparbayev Aldiyar
Sapuga Alex
Semenova Tatiana
Sevidov Viktor
Shapira Michael
Shatalov Andrey
Shcherbakov Igor
Shefer Vladimir
Shevchik Andrei
Shevtsov Dmitriy
Shichkova Ekaterina
Shmygalev Sergei
Shnayder Elena
Shteinbrenner Nina
Shursha Sergey
Silan Serg
Simon Andrew
Skachko Aleksandr
Snitsar Oleh
Sofronov Evgeniy
Solomakhin Denis
Sukhov Ilya
Timoshenko Alexey
Tkacheva Anna
Torgachkin Igor
Travelian Sergo
Turkovskiy ivan
Ukolov Ilya
Urazaliyev Ruslan
Vasilchenko Anna
Vedernikov Mikhail
Vilyayev Andrey
Vishnevskiy Vasiliy
Volkov Sergey
Volkov Sergey L.
Vorobyova Natalia
Vyalkov Andrey
Yablokov Nikita
Yakovlev Alexander
Yasko Anna
Yusupov Vyacheslav
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Zhukov Victor
Zhurtov Khasan
Zolotov Alexey
Zotova Anastassiya
Zubareva Marina
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rare birds records


Blue-capped Redstart (Phoenicurus caeruleocephalus)

© Andrey Kovalenko
2020-02-10
Almaty.

First winter record of Blue-capped Redstart in Kazakhstan. Normally it appears in mid-March, Closest spring record in birds.kz was at March 2nd (20 days gap).


White-winged Grosbeak (Mycerobas carnipes)

© Vladimir Vorobyov
2020-02-01
VKO Katon-Karagay

Rare record of White-winged Grosbeak in Altai. Previously observed at February 7 1978 and November 29 1981 (Berezovikov et al, 1992; Berezovikov, 1989). Sergei Starikov recognizes White-winged Grosbeak as resident of upper Bukhtarma river, in altitude 2200 m he observed territorial behavior of couple (Starikov, 2006).


Snow Pigeon (Columba leuconota)

© Fedor Shakula
2015-07-11
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m

Rare record of Snow Pigeon in whole Turkestan.


Red-breasted Rosefinch (Carpodacus puniceus)

© Fedor Shakula
2015-07-15
Zaalaisky ridge, altitude 3800 m

First photo-record in Kyrgyz Republic.

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2020-02-17

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2020-02-16

Игорь Фефелов: На мой взгляд, слишком массивен для грача.

2020-02-16

Андрій Сімон: На жаль, мені теж складнува-то визначитись. Поки що переношу на визначення.

2020-02-15

Канатбек Кенжегулов: Спасибо Олег

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