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Best photos of the month, June 2020.

Long-eared Owl | Olga Nemezhikova | 31

Bearded Tit | Vladimir Maer | 25

Baillon's Crake | Alexandr Kochetkov | 25

Temminck's Stint | Denis Zhbir | 25

Falcated Duck | Maxim Afanasiev | 25

Water Rail | Denis Zhbir | 24

Thick-billed Warbler | Grigory Khasanov | 22

White-winged Lark | Vladimir Maer | 20

Eurasian Bittern | Vladimir Maer | 18

Lanceolated Warbler | Grigory Khasanov | 18

Ural Owl | Denis Voronov | 18

European Golden Oriole | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 18

Great Reed Warbler | Vladimir Maer | 17

Eastern Buzzard | Maxim Afanasiev | 17

Tree Pipit | Olga Nemezhikova | 17

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 16

Steppe Eagle | Igor Fefelov | 16

Great Snipe | Vladimir Maer | 15

Pied Avocet | Vladimir Maer | 14

European Golden Oriole | Oleg Popov | 14

White-winged Tern | Vladimir Maer | 13

Thrush Nightingale | Denis Voronov | 13

Dalmatian Pelican | Denis Zhbir | 12

Eurasian Wryneck | Olga Nemezhikova | 12

Little Ringed Plover | Olga Nemezhikova | 12

Dalmatian Pelican | Vladimir Maer | 11

Red-Necked Grebe | Vladimir Maer | 11

Black-winged Stilt | Vladimir Maer | 11

Yellow Wagtail | Vladimir Maer | 11

Lesser Whitethroat | Vladimir Maer | 11

Pine Grosbeak | Sergey Chumakov | 11

Long-eared Owl | Aleksey Bolshakov | 11

Marsh Sandpiper | Alexandr Kochetkov | 11

Common Kingfisher | Elena Bobachenko | 11

Red-crested Pochard | Vladimir Maer | 10

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 10

Marsh Sandpiper | Vladimir Maer | 10

Black-winged Stilt | Vladimir Maer | 10

Little Stint | Vladimir Maer | 9

Baraba Steppe Gull | Vladimir Maer | 9

Baraba Steppe Gull | Vladimir Maer | 9

Red-flanked Bluetail | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 9

Whooper Swan | Mishail Belousow | 9

Red-backed Shrike | Mishail Belousow | 9

Spotted Flycatcher | Natalya Markova | 9

Mugimaki Flycatcher | Aleksey Bolshakov | 9

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Aleksey Bolshakov | 9

Daurian Redstart | Tatiana Semenova | 9

Water Rail | Denis Zhbir | 9

Falcated Duck | Maxim Afanasiev | 9

Brown Shrike | Olga Nemezhikova | 9

Lanceolated Warbler | Olga Nemezhikova | 9

Great Crested Grebe | Olga Nemezhikova | 9

Pacific Swift | Vladimir Maer | 8

Lanceolated Warbler | Igor Latysh | 8

Richard's Pipit | Igor Latysh | 8

Eurasian Roller | Ilya Sukhov | 8

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Ruslan Kirillin | 8

Long-eared Owl | Aleksey Bolshakov | 8

Little Ringed Plover | Nadezhda Orlova | 8

Amur Falcon | Tatiana Semenova | 8

Common Tern | Olga Nemezhikova | 8

Great Grey Owl | Igor Latysh | 8

Great Reed Warbler | Vladimir Maer | 7

Black-winged Pratincole | Vladimir Maer | 7

Northern Lapwing | Vladimir Maer | 7

Siberian Blue Robin | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 7

Short-eared Owl | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 7

Great Grey Owl | Igor Latysh | 7

Siberian Rubythroat | Aleksey Bolshakov | 7

Common Oystercatcher | Nadezhda Orlova | 7

Paddyfield Warbler | Alexandr Kochetkov | 7

Black Tern | Alexandr Kochetkov | 7

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Alexandr Kochetkov | 7

Water Rail | Alexandr Kochetkov | 7

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Vasily Vydrin | 7

Northern Hazelhen | Elena Kleymenova | 7

Chestnut-eared Bunting | Grigory Khasanov | 7

Chestnut-eared Bunting | Grigory Khasanov | 7

Hoopoe | Grigory Khasanov | 7

Citrine Wagtail | Olga Nemezhikova | 7

Fieldfare | Olga Nemezhikova | 7

Baillon's Crake | Alexandr Kochetkov | 7

Red-flanked Bluetail | Elena Shnayder | 6

Black-tailed Godwit | Vladimir Maer | 6

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 6

Ruddy Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 6

Sand Martin | Vladimir Maer | 6

Yellow Wagtail | Vladimir Maer | 6

Tree Pipit | Vladimir Maer | 6

Eurasian Goldfinch | Igor Fefelov | 6

Richard's Pipit | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 6

Great Grey Owl | Igor Latysh | 6

Yellow-breasted Bunting | Vladimir Pankratov | 6

Bearded Tit | Ilya Sukhov | 6

Eurasian Roller | Ilya Sukhov | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Ilya Sukhov | 6

Green-headed Wagtail | Ruslan Kirillin | 6

Oriental Turtle Dove | Ruslan Kirillin | 6

Common Kingfisher | Pavel Karplyuk | 6

Siberian Rubythroat | Alexandr Kochetkov | 6

Oriental Turtle Dove | Alexandr Kochetkov | 6

Little Ringed Plover | Denis Zhbir | 6

Asiatic Dowitcher | Maxim Afanasiev | 6

Eurasian Redstart | Eugeny Borisov | 6

Common Teal | Eugeny Borisov | 6

Grey Wagtail | Elena Kleymenova | 6

Black Kite | Denis Kazakov | 6

Caspian Tern | Grigory Khasanov | 6

Eurasian Hobby | Grigory Khasanov | 6

European Greenfinch | Olga Fattakhova | 6

Common Kingfisher | Oleg Popov | 6

Common Sandpiper | Olga Nemezhikova | 6

Mallard | Olga Nemezhikova | 6

Bluethroat | Olga Nemezhikova | 6

Radde's Warbler | Olga Nemezhikova | 6

Hoopoe | Svetlana Vasilkova | 6

Mongolian Lark | Jack Wilshere | 6

Siberian Rubythroat | Julia Tereshkina | 6

European Golden Oriole | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 6

Daurian Redstart | Tatiana Semenova | 6

Falcated Duck | Maxim Afanasiev | 6

Water Rail | Andrey Chernykh | 6

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 6

European Golden Oriole | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 6

Little Ringed Plover | Vladimir Maer | 5

Eurasian Whimbrel | Vladimir Maer | 5

Black-headed Gull | Vladimir Maer | 5

Common Whitethroat | Vladimir Maer | 5

Icterine Warbler | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 5

Great Cormorant | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 5

Short-eared Owl | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 5

Willow Warbler | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 5

Siberian Jay | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 5

Black-faced Bunting | Igor Latysh | 5

Song Thrush | Igor Latysh | 5

Ural Owl | Vladimir Pankratov | 5

Blyth's Reed Warbler | Mishail Belousow | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Ilya Sukhov | 5

Common Cuckoo | Aleksey Bolshakov | 5

Grey Heron | Nadezhda Orlova | 5

Common Oystercatcher | Nadezhda Orlova | 5

Corncrake | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

European Golden Oriole | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Dusky Warbler | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Eurasian Wigeon | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Wood Pigeon | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Yellow Wagtail | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Paddyfield Warbler | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Little Tern | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Great Rosefinch | Tatiana Semenova | 5

Little Stint | Denis Zhbir | 5

White-winged Tern | Denis Zhbir | 5

White-winged Tern | Denis Zhbir | 5

Bewick's Swan | Denis Zhbir | 5

Siberian Rubythroat | Denis Zhbir | 5

Falcated Duck | Maxim Afanasiev | 5

Sand Martin | Denis Kazakov | 5

Ruddy Shelduck | Grigory Khasanov | 5

Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler | Grigory Khasanov | 5

Common Sandpiper | Olga Fattakhova | 5

Grey Wagtail | Olga Fattakhova | 5

Black-faced Bunting | Olga Fattakhova | 5

Common Kingfisher | Oleg Popov | 5

Common Stonechat | Olga Nemezhikova | 5

Mallard | Olga Nemezhikova | 5

Baillon's Crake | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Common Shelduck | Vladimir Maer | 5

Water Rail | Alexandr Kochetkov | 5

Temminck's Stint | Vladimir Maer | 4

Baraba Steppe Gull | Vladimir Maer | 4

Common Stonechat | Sergey Chumakov | 4

Eyebrowed Thrush | Sergey Chumakov | 4

Demoiselle Crane | Igor Fefelov | 4

Swinhoe's Robin | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 4

Black-Necked Grebe | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 4

Black Kite | Igor Latysh | 4

Richard's Pipit | Igor Latysh | 4

Swinhoe's Robin | Igor Latysh | 4

Ruddy Shelduck | Vladimir Pankratov | 4

Dusky Warbler | Vladimir Pankratov | 4

Bewick's Swan | Mishail Belousow | 4

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Mishail Belousow | 4

Paddyfield Warbler | Nina Shteinbrenner | 4

Western Grasshopper Warbler | Nina Shteinbrenner | 4

Water Rail | Andrey Chernykh | 4

Black-Billed Magpie | Natalia Vorobyova | 4

Common Cuckoo | Natalia Vorobyova | 4

Siberian Rubythroat | Nikita Yablokov | 4

Osprey | Nadezhda Bogomyakova | 4

Eurasian Whimbrel | Nadezhda Bogomyakova | 4

Sedge Warbler | Ilya Sukhov | 4

Black Stork | Ilya Sukhov | 4

Common Redshank | Ilya Sukhov | 4

Golden Eagle | Ruslan Kirillin | 4

Yellow Wagtail | Andrei Panov | 4

Common Oystercatcher | Andrei Panov | 4

Sky Lark | Nadezhda Orlova | 4

Grey Heron | Nadezhda Orlova | 4

Common Sandpiper | Nadezhda Orlova | 4

Yellow Wagtail | Nadezhda Orlova | 4

Peregrine Falcon | Pavel Karplyuk | 4

Eurasian Wryneck | Pavel Karplyuk | 4

Common Redshank | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Western Marsh-harrier | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

White Wagtail | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Black Tern | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Common Cuckoo | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Lesser Citrine Wagtail | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Common Redshank | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Bluethroat | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Baraba Steppe Gull | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Great Crested Grebe | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Grey Heron | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

Sky Lark | Tatiana Semenova | 4

Oriental Turtle Dove | Tatiana Semenova | 4

Bearded Tit | Denis Zhbir | 4

Northern Shoveler | Maxim Afanasiev | 4

Garganey | Maxim Afanasiev | 4

Long-eared Owl | Ivan Aianitov | 4

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Eugeny Borisov | 4

Mallard | Eugeny Borisov | 4

White Wagtail | Eugeny Borisov | 4

Common Kestrel | Grigory Khasanov | 4

Goosander | Olga Fattakhova | 4

Radde's Warbler | Eleanor Pate | 4

Little Stint | Vladimir Maer | 4

Yellow Wagtail | Vladimir Maer | 4

Siberian Jay | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 4

Red-flanked Bluetail | Dmitry Dubikovskiy | 4

Water Rail | Ilya Sukhov | 4

Eurasian Spoonbill | Evgeniya Николаевна | 4

Grey Wagtail | Olga Fattakhova | 4

Common Redshank | Alexandr Kochetkov | 4

calendar

2020

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may jun jul aug
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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


2020-07-12

Андрей Баздырев: Могильник вроде бы (полувзрослый)

2020-07-12

Андрей Баздырев: Плешанка

more unidentified birds...