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Best photos of the month, May 2018.

Pacific Swift | Andrey Chernykh | 17

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 9

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 8

Common Snipe | Andrey Chernykh | 5

Garganey | Vladislav Zhizhkov | 5

Short-eared Owl | Nina Shteinbrenner | 5

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 5

Eurasian Bittern | Sergey Chumakov | 4

Ruff | Mishail Belousow | 4

Merlin | Mishail Belousow | 4

Red-footed Falcon | Nina Shteinbrenner | 4

Baillon's Crake | Andrey Chernykh | 4

Marsh Sandpiper | Ruslan Kirillin | 4

Northern Pintail | Maxim Afanasiev | 4

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 4

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 4

Ruff | Vladimir Maer | 4

European Golden Oriole | Alexei Ebel | 3

Jack Snipe | Mishail Belousow | 3

Jack Snipe | Mishail Belousow | 3

Common Sparrowhawk | Andrey Chernykh | 3

Little Crake | Andrey Chernykh | 3

Great Snipe | Andrey Chernykh | 3

Meadow Bunting | Mihail Ivanov | 3

Common Starling | Denis Zhbir | 3

White-naped Crane | Maxim Afanasiev | 3

Ruff | Maxim Afanasiev | 3

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 3

Red-backed Shrike | Andrey Chernykh | 3

Pacific Swift | Andrey Chernykh | 3

Siberian Crane | Ivan Aianitov | 3

Common Greenshank | Nina Shteinbrenner | 3

Icterine Warbler | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 3

White-naped Crane | Maxim Afanasiev | 3

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 2

Barn Swallow | Sergey Chumakov | 2

Eurasian Bittern | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 2

Corncrake | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 2

Pallid Harrier | Yuriy Guzenko | 2

Eurasian Wryneck | Konstantin Samodurow | 2

Rough-legged Buzzard | Nina Shteinbrenner | 2

Pallid Harrier | Nina Shteinbrenner | 2

Daurian Jackdaw | Valerii Bogdanovich | 2

Red-backed Shrike | Ilya Sukhov | 2

Oriental Cuckoo | Fredrik von Euler | 2

Sky Lark | Ruslan Kirillin | 2

Common Cuckoo | Denis Zhbir | 2

Common Kingfisher | Denis Zhbir | 2

Garganey | Maxim Afanasiev | 2

Tufted Duck | Ivan Aianitov | 2

Siberian Rubythroat | Sergey Chumakov | 2

Great Grey Owl | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 2

Daurian Jackdaw | Valerii Bogdanovich | 2

Ruff | Ilya Sukhov | 2

Common Pochard | Vladimir Maer | 2

Common Starling | Denis Zhbir | 2

Ruff | Vladimir Maer | 2

Corncrake | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 2

Ruff | Nina Shteinbrenner | 2

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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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


2020-07-09

Андрей Баздырев: Певчий сверчок

2020-07-08

Александр Кочетков: Андрей, в дате ошибка

more unidentified birds...