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North Ossetia, july 2022

2022-07-25 | Michael Nevski

A trip for 4 days to Ossetia. Steppe and mountains. Thursday, July 14. The time we arrived to Vladikavkaz the rain started and continued to the night. Though I was going to go to Chmi, I should walk in the town in order not to stay at hotel. Friday. Trip to Balta and Chmi. As buses don't go there in suitable time for me, I arrived there by taxi. At first, and after that to Chmi. In Balta, I walked to meadow, forest and Terek floodplain asking Dmitry about birds that can be met. I hadn't much time for Chmi, and there is a long way to rock martin, so more interesting place was just undiscovered... Saturday and sunday. Went to Cey walley, near Abaytikau. There is a nice pine forest, and higher alpine meadow. Possible to get to Aday-hoh by cable car, after that going on foot higher till the altitude of 2500 meters. On Sunday evening we went back to airport. Great thanks to Dmitry for answers about where, when and which birds can be met. [...... read more ]


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Alexandrinsky Park in Peterhof. The first meeting.

2022-07-19 | Nadezhda Fomicheva

Yesterday, walking in the park, I took a picture of an ordinary new harvest crook.He was in the thicket on the shore of the bay. After walking 50 meters, I saw a bird on the wires. I managed to take only 2 pictures, and even then of poor quality. I tried to identify it at home, and the Internet gave out that it was an ordinary crook. An adult bird. And this means that parents take care of their chicks even when they are already flying well and foraging themselves.The bird on the wire has gray plumage on the head and brown on the back and sides. [...... read more ]


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rare birds records


Great Northern Loon (Gavia immer)

© Valeriya Nikiforova
2022-06-22
Murmanskaya oblast



Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina)

© Khasan Zhurtov
2022-06-25
Maiskiy,KBR



Barnacle Goose (Branta leucopsis)

© Mikhail Kalagin
2022-05-13



Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)

© Dmitriy Shevtsov
2022-06-10
North Osetia, Kardzhin

New breeding species of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

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unidentified birds


2022-09-24

Александр Балаев: Перенёс

2022-09-23

Наталия Походзей: Уважаемые эксперты! Если по этим фото не определить вид, то, наверное, удаляйте эту серию... Спасибо за интересную дискуссию!

2022-09-22

Мария Шведко: На мой взгляд, хохотунья. Помимо перечисленных Михаилом признаков добавлю - характерная для хохотуньи линька - клюв желтеет рано, полностью [....]

2022-09-20

Галина Катанова: лесной конёк

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