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birdwatching blogs



Sorbulak. White-headed Duck.

2012-07-28 | Askar Isabekov

Trip with Gennady Dyakin and Andrei Kovalenko. The main event of a trip to Sorbulak was the watching of White-headed Ducks. Andrei guesses the nesting of this Ducks on one of the overgrown with reeds lakes of Sorbulak system. We watched several white-headed adult males (two of whom were still with blue bills), and about 20 juvenile Ducks which were quite non-timid but even curious. Juvenile Ducks not hid from us but circling between cane islands floated us closer and closer, therefore we made as good photos as it was possible. Ducks floated together with different ages Black-necked Grebes which were at least two dozen birds. In addition to White-headed Ducks need to note the large flocks of Great White Pelicans, rare Curlew Sandpipers still with parts of old rusty feathers, even more rare Sanderlings, and Ruddy Turnstones. [...... read more ]


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Kimasar gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.

2012-07-22 | Askar Isabekov

On river’s cascades I observed the Blue Whistling Thrush , but in spruce forest the Songar Tit. [...... read more ]


Kimasar gorge. Ile Alatau National Park.

2012-07-15 | Askar Isabekov

The weather at the bottom of the gorge was sunny but Furmanovka peak all day was in the clouds, so almost total of our climbing was in the fog and accordingly in the cold and damp. In after-dinner time the wind dispersed the clouds; the sun came out and the air immediately warmed up. At first only Nutcrackers were visible (Kimasar is the place where Nutcrackers are guaranteed observed in Almaty vicinity). At the foot of Furmanovka I watched soaring and rolling Ravens, and the flock (10-15 birds) of loud screaming Red Crossbills in the spruce forest. At Furmanovka in the fog I watched the somewhat Brown Accentors and Tree Pipits, the Wren (which I always notice at the same little spruce-tree), the pair of White-winged Grosbeaks, and family of Stoats. Pipits and Accentors were bringing the insects to somewhere over the rock. Also two Red-billed Choughs flew back and forth in the fog. After fog dispersion I noticed Carrion Crows, Golden Eagle, and the flock of Snowcocks. I hurried down to [...... read more ]


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Almaty, Samal.

2012-07-09 | Askar Isabekov

Fledgling Scops Owl all day perched in the crown of chestnut-tree near my door. [...... read more ]


Summer house. Karasai region, Almaty oblast.

2012-07-08 | Askar Isabekov

The mass raids of Rosy Starlings to summer houses began. In roadside elm thickets I noticed the singing Golden Oriole. [...... read more ]


Almaty, Samal.

2012-07-07 | Askar Isabekov

At night I saw fledgling Scops Owl fed by the adult male. [...... read more ]


Kimasar gorge. Ile-Alatau National park.

2012-07-06 | Askar Isabekov

In the bottom inhabited part of gorge I ran into the Blue Whistling Thrush what means the lucky day. But I didn’t see other birds excepting several Common Rosefinches and one Mistle Thrush. [...... read more ]


rare birds records


Dusky Thrush (Turdus eunomus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-02-28
Uzunagach, Almaty oblast.

A rare vagrant species for Kazakhstan. On February 27 and 28, two birds kept in the thickets of silverberries near the village of Uzynagash (43 km west of Almaty). This is the sixth record of the Dusky Thrush for Kazakhstan. Records of this species are known for the Syrdarya, near the village of Dzhulek (October 16, 1927), near Almaty (February 16, 2013), as well as Ust-Kamenogorsk (October 14 and 16, 2016), Kurgaldzhino (May 7, 2020).


Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pygmaeus)

© Askar Isabekov
2021-01-09
Almaty, Aitykov str.

The first record of Pygmy Cormorant in Almaty in general and, in particular, during the winter. The expansion of the Pygmy Cormorant to the northeast concerns not only the probable nesting area, but also the wintering grounds. The nearest winter finds are Sorbulak and Taldykorgan (winter 2017-18, one bird each). In this connection, it is worth noting a significant number of birds in the Almaty (40) and Sorbulak (20) records this winter.


Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record for Sorbulak (-10 ° С). Before that, the latest sighting at Sorbulak was on November 24, 2006 (3 birds, Belyalov, Karpov, 2013). Twice the wintering of Pied Avocet were recorded on Shardara (7 birds on January 14, 2018 and 35 birds on January 11, 2020, B. M. Gubin, S. Baskakova, A. Isabekov).


Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens)

© Askar Isabekov
2020-12-22
Komsomol. Sorbulak lake system. Almaty oblast.

First winter record of the Buff-bellied Pipit.

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2020-10-28

Аскар Исабеков: спасибо, Виктор! ктырей много вдов и они, конечно, сильно похожи друг на друга, боюсь, что придется их ловить в следующем году, чтобы опознать. [....]

2020-10-25

Viktor: Напоминает легендарный военный истребитель И-16! ))

2020-09-29

Аскар Исабеков: если бы было до рода, я бы наверное, согласился, но тут пока определение до ранга семейства.

2020-09-20

Viktor: Обыкновенная стрекоза Sympetrum vulgatum.?

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