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Best photos of the month, April 2021.

Little Curlew | Valery Shokhrin | 17

Mandarin Duck | Alexander Khitrov | 15

Mandarin Duck | Alexander Rogal' | 14

Northern Lapwing | Alexander Rogal' | 14

Pale Thrush | Alexander Rogal' | 14

Scaly-sided Merganser | Pavel Petrushin | 14

Grey-backed Thrush | Tamara Pryadun | 13

Long-billed Plover | Andrey Vyalkov | 13

Scaly-sided Merganser | Andrey Vyalkov | 13

Red-flanked Bluetail | Andrey Vyalkov | 13

Black-faced Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 13

Brown Dipper | Pavel Petrushin | 13

Mandarin Duck | Alexander Khitrov | 12

Pallas's Rosefinch | Andrey Vyalkov | 12

Daurian Redstart | Andrey Vyalkov | 12

Pallas's Warbler | Andrey Vyalkov | 12

Common Kingfisher | Andrey Vyalkov | 12

Common Starling | Valery Shokhrin | 12

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexander Rogal' | 12

Eurasian Wryneck | Alexander Rogal' | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Glaucous-winged Gull | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Pelagic Cormorant | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

White-cheeked Starling | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Barn Swallow | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Far Eastern Curlew | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Pale Thrush | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Chinese Yellow Wagtail | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Greater Scaup | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Grey-backed Thrush | Irina Malykina | 11

Citrine Wagtail | Alexander Rogal' | 11

Oriental Turtle Dove | Alexander Rogal' | 11

Common Oystercatcher | Andrey Vyalkov | 11

Mandarin Duck | Andrey Vyalkov | 10

Red-breasted Merganser | Andrey Vyalkov | 10

Yellow-browed Warbler | Andrey Vyalkov | 10

Greater Ringed Plover | Andrey Vyalkov | 10

Dusky Thrush | Valery Shokhrin | 10

Dusky Thrush | Irina Malykina | 10

Black-faced Bunting | Irina Malykina | 10

Greater Scaup | Alexander Rogal' | 10

Pallas's Warbler | Alexander Rogal' | 10

White's Thrush | Alexander Rogal' | 10

Dusky Thrush | Alexander Rogal' | 10

Tristram's Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 10

Common Sandpiper | Andrey Fedotov | 10

Pallas's Rosefinch | Andrey Vyalkov | 10

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Eastern White Egret | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Common Redshank | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Japanese Tit | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Common Oystercatcher | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Glaucous Gull | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Stejneger's Stonechat | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Kentish Plover | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Yellow-browed Warbler | Andrey Vyalkov | 9

Pallas's Warbler | Irina Malykina | 9

Pallas's Warbler | Irina Malykina | 9

Mallard | Irina Malykina | 9

Black-backed Wagtail | Irina Malykina | 9

Grey-backed Thrush | Irina Malykina | 9

White Wagtail | Alexander Rogal' | 9

Japanese Cormorant | Alexander Rogal' | 9

Northern Shoveler | Alexander Rogal' | 9

Common Sandpiper | Alexander Rogal' | 9

Dunlin | Arsenii Iakovlev | 9

Bean Goose | Arsenii Iakovlev | 9

Red-throated Pipit | Arsenii Iakovlev | 9

Mandarin Duck | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 9

Little Curlew | Valery Shokhrin | 9

Black-faced Bunting | Andrey Vyalkov | 8

Bean Goose | Andrey Vyalkov | 8

Grey-backed Thrush | Andrey Vyalkov | 8

Chinese Spot-billed Duck | Valery Shokhrin | 8

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Valery Shokhrin | 8

Little Ringed Plover | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Spectacled Guillemot | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Chinese Yellow Wagtail | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Yellow-throated Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Oriental Greenfinch | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Dusky Thrush | Andrey Fedotov | 8

Pallas's Warbler | Anatolii Khodakov | 8

Goosander | Pavel Petrushin | 8

Garganey | Pavel Petrushin | 8

Common Kestrel | Alexander Bobkov | 8

Black-backed Wagtail | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 8

Osprey | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 8

Mandarin Duck | Alexander Rogal' | 8

Scaly-sided Merganser | Pavel Petrushin | 8

Little Curlew | Valery Shokhrin | 8

Long-tailed Rosefinch | Tamara Pryadun | 7

Rustic Bunting | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Little Ringed Plover | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Marsh Tit | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Long-billed Plover | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Brambling | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Long-billed Plover | Valery Shokhrin | 7

Greater Scaup | Valery Shokhrin | 7

Oriental Greenfinch | Valery Shokhrin | 7

Pelagic Cormorant | Irina Malykina | 7

Daurian Redstart | Irina Malykina | 7

White-cheeked Starling | Irina Malykina | 7

Northern Shoveler | Irina Malykina | 7

Black-faced Bunting | Irina Malykina | 7

Pale Thrush | Irina Malykina | 7

Eurasian Whimbrel | Irina Malykina | 7

Buff-bellied Pipit | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Chinese Yellow Wagtail | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Black-backed Wagtail | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Pelagic Cormorant | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Spectacled Guillemot | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Grey-backed Thrush | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Siberian Rubythroat | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Grey-backed Thrush | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Chestnut-eared Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Little Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Pygmy Woodpecker | Andrey Fedotov | 7

Pallas's Warbler | Andrey Fedotov | 7

Olive-backed Pipit | Andrey Fedotov | 7

Common Redshank | Arsenii Iakovlev | 7

White Wagtail | Arsenii Iakovlev | 7

Black-winged Stilt | Arseniy Markiv | 7

Common Moorhen | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 7

Chinese Spot-billed Duck | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 7

Dusky Thrush | Irina Malykina | 7

Pale Thrush | Irina Malykina | 7

Little Bunting | Alexander Rogal' | 7

Scaly-sided Merganser | Valery Shokhrin | 7

Mandarin Duck | Alexander Khitrov | 7

Pallas's Rosefinch | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Pale Thrush | Andrey Vyalkov | 7

Little Curlew | Valery Shokhrin | 7

Northern Hazelhen | Dmitry Belyaev | 7

Mandarin Duck | Konstantin Gorodischenko | 7

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Big Year 2021

rare birds records


Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)

© Alexander Yakovlev
2019-07-29
Chukotka, Lavrentiya

The second registration of the species in Russia. It was first encountered by T. Noa on July 2, 2017 in the Anadyr lowland near the village of Ugolnye Kopi (Noa, 2018).


Black bittern (Ixobrychus flavicollis)

© Valery Shokhrin
2021-09-07
Prymorsky kray, Proselochnay bay

First record in Russia


Grey-capped Woodpecker (Dendrocopos canicapillus)

© Vasiliy Dugintsov
2021-05-20

The first record of a nest of a Grey-capped Woodpecker in the Amur region.


Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)

© Valery Shokhrin
2021-04-16
Prymorsky kray, Kievka river

A very rare migratory species of Primorsky Krai.

unidentified birds


2021-11-26

Дмитрий Коробов: монгольская)

2021-11-25

Дмитрий Коробов: Молодой полевой. Хвост ещё не дорос...

more unidentified birds...