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Best photos of the month, May 2021.

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush | Vladimir Maer | 30

Booted Eagle | Anna Golubeva | 26

Eurasian Roller | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 25

Steppe Eagle | Anna Golubeva | 23

Wood Warbler | Anna Golubeva | 20

European Nightjar | Natalia Honcharyk | 20

Common Kestrel | Elena Shvydun | 19

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 19

Thrush Nightingale | Anna Golubeva | 18

Common Oystercatcher | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 18

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 18

White-tailed Lapwing | Nikola Zmievskiy | 18

European Nightjar | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Eurasian Hobby | Andrei Kiselev | 17

Hen Harrier | Nina Shteinbrenner | 17

Common Cuckoo | Dmytro Petrychenko | 17

Spotted Crake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 17

European Nightjar | Andrey Mis\'kov | 17

Pied Flycatcher | Anna Golubeva | 16

Willow Warbler | Anna Golubeva | 16

Glossy Ibis | Svetlana Medvedeva | 16

Common Chiffchaff | Michael Nevski | 16

Barred Warbler | Sergo Travelian | 16

Lesser Whitethroat | Oleg Sheremet | 16

Thrush Nightingale | Dmytro Petrychenko | 16

Whinchat | Anna Golubeva | 15

Black-legged Kittiwake | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 15

Common Oystercatcher | Andrei Kiselev | 15

European Bee-eater | Khasan Zhurtov | 15

Smew | Dmitry Pozharsky | 15

Montagu's Harrier | Dmitry Pozharsky | 15

Curlew Sandpiper | Svetlana Medvedeva | 15

Thrush Nightingale | Elena Shvydun | 15

Common Sandpiper | Elena Shvydun | 15

Northern Wren | Michael Nevski | 15

White's Thrush | Vladimir Maer | 15

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Black-legged Kittiwake | Andrey Mis\'kov | 15

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 15

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 15

Eurasian Scops-Owl | Viktor Sevidov | 15

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 15

Eurasian Wryneck | Anna Golubeva | 14

Black-winged Stilt | Andrey Vyalkov | 14

Northern Parrotbill | Andrey Vyalkov | 14

Little Ringed Plover | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 14

Eurasian Dipper | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 14

Oriental Pratincole | Irina Malykina | 14

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper | Alexander Rogal' | 14

Broad-billed Sandpiper | Nataliya Pokhodzey | 14

Moustached Warbler | Vladimir Popenko | 14

Squacco Heron | Svitlana Yemelyanova | 14

Black Kite | Kirill Konopitsyn | 14

White-tailed Lapwing | Yevgen Chernolyev | 14

Eastern Common Swift | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Dmitriy Shevtsov | 13

Savi's Warbler | Andrei Kiselev | 13

Savi's Warbler | Andrei Kiselev | 13

Sky Lark | Andrei Kiselev | 13

Terek Sandpiper | Andrei Kiselev | 13

Western Marsh-Harrier | Khasan Zhurtov | 13

Purple Heron | Svetlana Medvedeva | 13

Black-legged Kittiwake | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Sedge Warbler | Andrey Mis\'kov | 13

Big Year 2021

rare birds records


White's Thrush (Zoothera dauma)

© Serg Silan
2021-05-09
Kazakhstan

A rare record for the Kazakh part of Altai. In total, three summer finds of Zoothera varia are known, concentrated on the Ivanovsky and Tigiretsky ridges: a singing male on June 13, 2003 (Panov, Karpov 2003), a juvenile on July 7, 2019, and a young bird on August 7, 2020 (Bolbotov 2020), and only one autumn - September 19, 2010 in Ust-Kamenogorsk (Loginova, Loginov 2011). The next record on May 9, 2021 on the southern slope of the Ulba ridge suggests that it is settling in the direction of the Bukhtarma Valley. (N.N.Berezovikov, written communication).


Baillon's Crake (Porzana pusilla)

© Vyacheslav Yusupov
2021-05-12
Kstovo



Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Nikita Yablokov
2021-05-11
Krasnoyarsk krai

A rare vagrant in the Krasnoyarsk Kray.


Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)

© Andrey Mis\'kov
2021-05-03

Few observations of the species in Ukraine are known, mainly during autumn migration. The difficulty of detection is due to the fact that the birds are kept on the high seas. The second record at the Tylihul estuary.

unidentified birds


2021-05-13

Ирина Малыкина: Спасибо, Дмитрий!

2021-05-13

Костянтин Пилипюк: А каких птиц определять - справа или слева?

more unidentified birds...