Irpin' river incl. surroundings

2017-03-21| Max Allan Niklasson
duration 06:00-08:00
weather Good weather
rout The paths along the river
equipment Zeiss 10x40 + Canon incl. 600mm

# species number comment

1Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)300Total sum of migrated birds, on really high altitude

2Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)1Migr. E

3Wood Pigeon (Columba palumbus)1Flying over

4Black Lark (Melanocorypha yeltoniensis)31 ad. male + 2 female type, migr. NE, heard at first then seen rather good

5Sky Lark (Alauda arvensis)2Singing

6White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)2Resting

7Common Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)20In pairs, at closest 2 pair 23m from each other

8Brambling (Fringilla montifringilla)2Flying onver

9Eurasian Linnet (Acanthis cannabina)3Foraging



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rare birds records

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)

© Viktorija Ostrovska
Berezne, Rivne region

A rare type of vagrants. It was registered mainly in the northwestern part of the country. It is known only a few meetings.

Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)

© Viacheslav Kaistro

Rare flying bird on the territory of Ukraine. In recent decades, the frequency of meetings has increased - since the beginning of the century, more than 20 registrations of species in the country. The closest known breeding grounds are in Turkey.

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)

© Alexey Zolotov

A rare type of vagrants in the nothern regions of Ukraine.

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)

© Olexandr Ghryb
Zhytomyr region, Chudniv district, near the village of Krasnohirka

A rare type of vagrants. Possibly it is the first meeting with this specie in Zhytomyr region.

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