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a trip to Sochi and Caucasus, july 2020

2020-08-03 | Michael Nevski

In the second part of July, in the conditions of coronavirus pandemic, I was travelling to the south of Russia, to Krasnodar kray. Despite the fact that birdwatching wasn't planned, I took a binocular and camera with me. I found little lifers, there wasn't a lot, but they were rather interesting for me. The first part of the trip, I spent in Black sea coast. Once I went to Yew&Boxwood trees grove and some times visited Mzymta river mouth finding birds. Then, I spent two days in mountains near Krasnaya Polyana and Esto-sadok. As I haven't been to mountains after I had begun doing birdwatching, more interesting species of birds were there in the mountains. And more lifer birds.P. S. Not all photos are put in chronological sequence. P. P. S. I couldn't take photo of caucasian subspecies of mountain chiffchaff. Heard only the voice. [...... read more ]


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Ducklings

2020-06-13 | Michael Nevski

For few last days I could watch ducklings of three species of ducks. As usually, the guide was female, mom, and the ducklings followed her.Mallard and ruddy shelduck ducklings were watched on 2020-06-13 in Terletsky park (Moscow). These species are usual in Moscow, so, it's likely that the ducks had nests on those ponds and in their environments.In Lotoshino fish farm (Moscow area, Lotoshino distr.) I watched common goldeneye ducklings on 2020-06-06. The ducklings were sailing and even tried to dive. But experienced mom took them to the center of the pond. It's likely that the goldeneyes had nest infish farm environments. [...... read more ]


Travel to Kazakhstan in May

2020-02-19 | Michael Nevski

Hello? dear friends! We're going to visit Almaty in Kazakhstan in the beginning of May. Of course? we don't have much time? about 3 or 4 days, but it's better? than nothing. Unfortunately? I can't ask anybody about this? and because of I ask here. Thus? the question is:Which trips can we do near Almaty? desirably not farther, than 200 kms? in order to species were more interesting?Thanks in advance!P.S. I really want to watch paradise flycatcher? so? could I find it near Almaty? or I should better go to Taraz and Shymkent, [...... read more ]


Wintering thrushes in Moscow

2020-01-20 | Michael Nevski

It's well-known, that when there are a lot of berries in winter, thrushes can be wintering in these places. The most of them is fieldfares (Turdus pilaris), but in smaller numbers another species can be wintering. Annually in one of parks in Moscow eurasian blackbirds (Turdus merula) are watched, and this year they're going to winter in number of 2 till 5 males. But the most unusual winterer is redwing (Turdus iliacus). I haven't found anything about redwing wintering in the Internet, but Anna Golubeva sais that she had taken photos of redwing in winter 2013. In 2020 one bird was watched twice in one plce, with an interval of 1 week (01.12 and 01.19). [...... read more ]


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Abdikhalyk Sanzhar
Afanasiev Maxim
Aleinikova Svetlana
Amirekul Kudaibergen
Andreev Timofey
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
Goncharova Nadia
Gonh aleksandr
Gontcharov Aleksandr
Gorelov Ignat
Govorova Elena
Gubin Boris
Guskov Aleksandr
Hristolyubova Galina
Isabekov Askar
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
Khasanov Grigory
Khokhryakova Svetlana
Kim Natali
Kirillin Ruslan
Kiselev Andrei
Klasan Steve
Kleymenova Elena
Klueva Anastasia
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
Kuderinova Svetlana
Kudinov Aleksey
Kulenko Sergej
Kunchenko Nickolay
Kurochkin Alexey
Kuryashkin Andrei
Kuzmin Anatoliy
Lastukhin Albert
Latysh Igor
Lavrenchuk Ivan
Lazanov Aleksey
Leskovski Anatol
Levy Semion
MUSIENKO EVGENIYA
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
Naizagarin Aidar
Natykanets Victor
Nemezhikova Olga
Neslukhovsky Ivan
Nevski Michael
Noogen Summer Camp
Nukusbekov Malik
Ogleznev Sergey
Oleg and Nataly Andreyenkov
Omarov Dauren
Ortlieb Leon
Ozubekov Myrzabek
Panfilov Nikita
Pankratov Vladimir
Pavlenko Elena
Petrovych Serhii
Pieplow Nathan
Pisarevskiy Sergey
Pleshkova Yana
Plotnikova Olga
Popov Oleg
Popova Irina
Pozhidaeva Liudmila
Priezzhih Vera
Prokopchuk Vadim
Raldugina Oksana
Rogal' Alexander
Romanov Konstantin
Samodurow Konstantin
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
Sizov Alexey
Skachko Aleksandr
Snitsar Oleh
Sofronov Evgeniy
Solomakhin Denis
Sukhov Ilya
Timoshenko Alexey
Tkacheva Anna
Torgachkin Igor
Travelian Sergo
Tur Ilya
Turkovskiy ivan
Ukolov Ilya
Urazaliyev Ruslan
Vasilchenko Anna
Vedernikov Mikhail
Vilyayev Andrey
Vishnevskiy Vasiliy
Volkov Sergey
Volkov Sergey L.
Vorobyova Natalia
Vyalkov Andrey
Wilshere Jack
Yablokov Nikita
Yakovlev Alexander
Yakovlev Alexey
Yasko Anna
Yusupov Vyacheslav
Zenkov Valentin
Zhbir Denis
Zhukov Victor
Zhurtov Khasan
Zolotov Alexey
Zotova Anastassiya
Zubareva Marina
Zvyaginceva Viktoriya
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rare birds records


Tristram's Bunting (Ocyris tristrami)

© Maxim Afanasiev
2020-07-25
Sakha region, Suntar ulus

The first meeting in the Sakha region. The first observation of nesting in the Sakha region.


Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2020-07-24
North Osetia, Kardzhin



Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

© Maxim Afanasiev
2020-07-22

The 2nd photo-record of a Moorhen's brood in Yakutia.


Pallas's Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus)

© Sean Minns
2020-07-13
Prorva area, Atyrau Oblast

Pallas's Sea-Eagle is rare summer visitor in Kazakhstan. Mostly recorded in eastern part of country. In western Kazakhstan in former times it was recorded in Mangyshlak, relatevely recent record is only observation of two birds in Urda forest in the end of June, 1990. So this record is first for western part of Kazakhstan in recent 30 years.

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Big Year 2020

1. Golubeva Anna (291)
2. Isabekov Askar (275)
3. Dyakin Gennadiy (251)
4. Bazdyrev Andrey (238)
5. Sikorsky Igor (238)
6. Semenov Andrey (236)
7. Sukhov Ilya (235)
8. Belyaev Alexandr (234)
9. Sofronov Evgeniy (234)
10. Sapuga Alex (222)
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unidentified birds


2020-08-07

Елена Барканова: Николай, есть такая птица - бамбуковка бесхвостая?

2020-08-07

Сергей Ефанов: Похоже самка лугового луня рыщет добычу в кустах.

2020-08-07

Сергей Л. Волков: Слева молодая птица вроде как, а справа взрослый самец.

2020-08-07

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