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Best photos of the month, November 2019.

Lesser Whitethroat | Askar Isabekov | 18

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 18

Spotted Crake | Andrey Kovalenko | 17

Long-eared Owl | Natali Kim | 17

Ural Owl | Andrei Kuryashkin | 16

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 15

Red-mantled Rosefinch | Askar Isabekov | 15

Redwing | Andrey Kovalenko | 15

Syr-Darya Pheasant | Ihsan Eroglu | 15

Black-Necked Grebe | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Great Grey Shrike | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Andrey Kovalenko | 13

Long-tailed Tit | Natali Kim | 13

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Natali Kim | 13

Common Kestrel | Askar Isabekov | 12

Alpine Accentor | Askar Isabekov | 12

Himalayan Lammergeier | Askar Isabekov | 12

Northern Reed Bunting | Andrey Kovalenko | 12

Smew | Natali Kim | 12

European Robin | Alexandr Belyaev | 12

Eurasian Nuthatch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Askar Isabekov | 11

Himalayan Golden Eagle | Askar Isabekov | 11

White-browed Tit-Warbler | Askar Isabekov | 11

Guldenstadt's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 11

Eversmann's Redstart | Askar Isabekov | 11

Grey-headed Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 11

Pied Avocet | Oleg Belyalov | 11

Eurasian Dipper | Natali Kim | 11

Fieldfare | Natali Kim | 11

Goldcrest | Natali Kim | 11

Ring-necked Pheasant | Vladimir Muravskiy | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Bearded Tit | Alexandr Belyaev | 11

Common Sparrowhawk | Ihsan Eroglu | 11

Coal Tit | Andrey Shatalov | 11

Eurasian Goldfinch | Askar Isabekov | 10

Yellowhammer | Askar Isabekov | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Natali Kim | 10

Northern Bullfinch | Natali Kim | 10

Goosander | Natali Kim | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Vladimir Muravskiy | 10

White-Winged Woodpecker | Malik Nukusbekov | 10

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 10

Ring-necked Pheasant | Askar Isabekov | 10

Common Chiffchaff | Askar Isabekov | 9

Whooper Swan | Oleg Belyalov | 9

Eurasian Dipper | Marina Merz | 9

Black-throated Thrush | Marina Merz | 9

Goldcrest | Marina Merz | 9

Fieldfare | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Goldcrest | Andrey Shatalov | 9

Long-legged Buzzard | Askar Isabekov | 8

Slavonian Grebe | Andrey Kovalenko | 8

Dalmatian Pelican | Oleg Belyalov | 8

Willow Tit | Natali Kim | 8

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Vladimir Vorobyov | 8

Common Treecreeper | Yuriy Malkov | 8

Eurasian Siskin | Alexandr Belyaev | 8

Common Redpoll | Ivan Bevza | 8

Northern Bullfinch | Andrei Kuryashkin | 8

Eurasian Blackbird | Marina Merz | 8

Big Year 2019

rare birds records


Arctic Skua (Stercorarius parasiticus)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-06

First record of Arctic Skua in South-Eastern Kazakhstan. Generally rare bird in inner part of continent. In Kazakhstan was recorded mostly in large lakes (in Caspian Sea near Atyrau and Mangyshlak, in Tengiz, in Aral Sea, in Telikol lakes, in road to Arnasai lake, in Chelkar lake), and also in Naurzum reserve and Chokpak ringing station.


Red-breasted Goose (Branta ruficollis)

© Ivan Bevza
2019-11-18

Two Red-brested Geese were recorded in flock of Ruddy Shelducks in Kapchagai reservoir. First record for Kapchagai, thirds one for South-Eastern Kazakhstan.


Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)

© Marina Gudimova
2019-11-07
Mangictauskaya oblast', g. Aktau

Second record of Long-tailed Tit in Mangyshlak peninsula. The first one was almost exactly 3 years ago at November 05, 2016 (A.Yasko, www.birds.kz).


Red-flanked Bluetail (Tarsiger cyanurus)

© Aleksey Koshkin
2019-05-06
Korgalzhin

Third record in Central Kazakhstan, first spring record, two previous observations were in time of autumn migration: in Kulanotpes river at September 29th 1960 (Krivitsky et al, 1985), and in Kurgaldzhino village at October 05, 2017 (A.Fedulin, www.birds.kz).