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birdwatching blogs



Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-12-27 | Askar Isabekov

Before the dawn I came to the city administration; Peregrine Falcon was perching in the niche. At around 8:00 am the projectors illuminating the building turned off; at the same time the Rooks with Crows began to fly. Peregrine woke up but did not fly from the niche. I made the control shot for the record. At 8.15 the light was still no, I was very cold and went to the work, Peregrine was still in the niche. [...... read more ]


Republic Square. Peregrine Falcon.

2012-12-26 | Askar Isabekov

At 9 am the morning was light and snowy. Peregrine Falcon was in the niche. Perhaps it not leave the niche when the snowfall. It means that you can just wait until the end of snowfall and take photos with better light. [...... read more ]


Almaty.

2012-12-19 | Askar Isabekov

Yesterday night at around 10 pm I went to the Republic Square to look at Peregrine, just to check if it there or not. Falcon was in the niche where it stayed to night last year.Also today and yesterday, past my window the Eastern Buzzard flew by with the escort of dozen Crows. [...... read more ]


Kimasar gorge. Ile-Alatau National Park.

2012-12-16 | Askar Isabekov

Family tour to the mountains. Day was sunny in the morning, but snowy in afternoon. In the spruce I heard and watched Three-toed Woodpecker but didn’t make good photos because I careless came to the spruce. But it was impossible to do it otherwise because snow was knee-deep and the slope was arduous. Woodpecker flew out but I saw that it scraped the bark from the lower branches of the spruce. Also I watched about 20-25 White-winged Grosbeaks and 4-6 Red-rumped Rosefinches foraged in the barberry thickets, on burr, and on rowan-trees. On the mouth of the gorge I saw the large flock (about 150 birds) of the Red-fronted Serins. Other birds: 3 Carrion Crows, 1 Hooded Crow, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-12-12 | Askar Isabekov

Peregrine Falcon arrived to the Square. I watched it in the same place where it rested last winter. Probably Falcon stayed because snowfall. [...... read more ]


Kimasar gorge. Ile Alatau mountains.

2012-12-08 | Askar Isabekov

Sunny and warm day. The birds were not a lot. We were surprised by Waxwings which were observed in spruce forests at altitudes up to an 2400 m, and more than likely they flew to the upper border of spruce forest. We saw four pairs of Black Vultures flying west. I guess that not all of them were the same birds. Red-fronted Serins were feeding in birch grove. Probably now they have enough food in the mountains, they will come down to the city some later. [...... read more ]


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Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-12-03 | Askar Isabekov

Overcast day. At evening I watched 5-6 Lesser Whitethroats and 3 Goldcrests. [...... read more ]


Almaty. Republic Square.

2012-12-02 | Askar Isabekov

After three days of snowfall the sun came out, the snow piled above the knee. For the two-hour walk only I noticed only two Hooded Crows perching on the birch tree; other Crows and Rooks were observed only in the sky, in total not more than a dozen. It is not surprising since both Rooks and Crows feed mainly on the ground, no ground - no Rooks. For the first time in the Square I watched Reed Bunting. Very easy bird didn’t pay any attention to me, and hiding in the bush from the passing dogs for about ten seconds. Bunting foraged by seeds of some climbing plants. Also I saw seven Lesser Witethroats, all seven birds look very cheerful. Redwing was found twice. [...... read more ]


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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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