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Best photos of the month, February 2018.

Great Grey Owl | Zyambeda Ayanitova | 7

Willow Ptarmigan | Mishail Belousow | 6

Gyrfalcon | Mishail Belousow | 6

Eurasian Siskin | Yulia Kashinskaya | 5

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Yulia Kashinskaya | 5

Whooper Swan | Vladimir Maer | 5

Eurasian Jay | Sergey Chumakov | 4

Great Grey Owl | Zyambeda Ayanitova | 4

Hawfinch | Konstantin Romanov | 3

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Yulia Kashinskaya | 3

Willow Ptarmigan | Mishail Belousow | 3

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 3

Eurasian Nuthatch | Sergey Chumakov | 2

Common Redpoll | Konstantin Samodurow | 2

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 2

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 2

Eurasian Siskin | Yulia Kashinskaya | 2

Siberian Jay | Aleksey Bolshakov | 2

Bohemian Waxwing | Alexandr Kochetkov | 2

Northern Bullfinch | Alexey Tanaseychuk | 2

Fieldfare | Sergey Chumakov | 2

Spotted Nutcracker | Sergey Chumakov | 2

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Yulia Kashinskaya | 2

Gyrfalcon | Mishail Belousow | 2

Hooded Crow | Alexandr Kochetkov | 2

Great Grey Owl | Zyambeda Ayanitova | 2

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 2

Common Goldeneye | Vladimir Maer | 1

Spotted Nutcracker | Sergey Chumakov | 1

Grey Partridge | Konstantin Romanov | 1

Baikal Bullfinch | Konstantin Samodurow | 1

Snowy Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 1

Eurasian Three-Toed Woodpecker | Andrey Chernykh | 1

Black Woodpecker | Nikita Yablokov | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Nadezhda Orlova | 1

Ural Owl | Pavel Karplyuk | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Alexandr Kochetkov | 1

Marsh Tit | Vladimir Maer | 1

Gyrfalcon | Mishail Belousow | 1

Common Redpoll | Konstantin Samodurow | 1

Eurasian Blackbird | Nadezhda Orlova | 1

Hooded Crow | Alexandr Kochetkov | 1

Fieldfare | Sergey Chumakov | 1

Spotted Nutcracker | Sergey Chumakov | 1

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 1

White-Backed Woodpecker | Alexandr Kochetkov | 1

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 1

Whooper Swan | Vladimir Maer | 1

Great Rosefinch | Mihail Ivanov | 1

Black Woodpecker | Sergey Chumakov | 1

calendar

2020

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2019

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2018

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2017

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2016

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

2015

jan feb mar apr
may jun jul aug
sep oct nov dec

rare birds records


Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius mongolus)

© Alexandr Kochetkov
2020-05-31
Altai krai

The first meeting in the Altai Territory.


Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica)

© Jack Wilshere
2020-05-28

The first photo-record (and probably the first record; the previous recirds stays unconfirmed) in the Republic of Buryatia.


Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

© Nadejda Popova
2020-05-25
Irkutsk

A very rare and episodically nesting vagrant in the Irkutsk Region and the Repubic of Buryatia. The first photo-record in the Baikal region.


Bearded Tit (Panurus biarmicus)

© Igor Fefelov
2020-05-22
Sukhovskaya, Angarsk District, Irkutsk Region

The species has the much limited range in the Irkutsk Region. The first record in this region for the last ten years (and, additionally, outside of the only known breeding location).

unidentified birds


2020-07-05

Александр Кочетков: Теньковка, похоже: лапки чёрные.

2020-07-05

Игорь Фефелов: Нет. Или сибирская, или ширококлювая. Не слёток.

more unidentified birds...