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Best photos of the month, October 2021.

Northern Goshawk | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Firecrest | Ilya Ukolov | 15

Bewick's Swan | Oleg Sheremet | 15

Eurasian Wigeon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Hen Harrier | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Goldcrest | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Yuriy Kodrul | 13

Velvet Scoter | Oleg Sheremet | 13

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Eurasian Wigeon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Northern Bullfinch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Northern Hazelhen | Andrey Mis\'kov | 13

Snow Bunting | Vsevolod Olenich | 13

Yellow-legged Gull | Ilya Ukolov | 12

Tawny Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Common Pheasant | Family Kuzhel | 12

Hawfinch | Andrey Mis\'kov | 12

Greater Flamingo | ALENA FOMINA | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Vsevolod Olenich | 12

Greater Scaup | Andrew Simon | 11

Arctic Skua | Vitalii Kazannyk | 11

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 11

Song Thrush | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Black Redstart | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Eurasian Redstart | Family Kuzhel | 11

Northern Pintail | Vitalii Kazannyk | 10

Greater White-fronted Goose | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Rough-legged Buzzard | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Peregrine Falcon | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Grey Plover | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Grey Partridge | Olga Gajduk | 10

Coal Tit | Kostiantyn Pylypiuk | 10

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 10

Little Grebe | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Greater Scaup | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Bearded Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Pallid Harrier | Family Kuzhel | 10

Blackcap | Family Kuzhel | 10

Black-legged Kittiwake | ALENA FOMINA | 10

Red-throated Loon | ALENA FOMINA | 10

Common Kestrel | Irina Ortik | 10

Great Grey Shrike | A Zhuravel | 10

Northern Bullfinch | A Zhuravel | 10

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Snow Bunting | Andrew Simon | 9

Northern Wheatear | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Merlin | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Eurasian Redstart | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

European Nightjar | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Common Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Slavonian Grebe | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Slender-billed Gull | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Black-headed Gull | Yevgen Chernolyev | 9

European Robin | Stanislavs Gr | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Arctic Loon | Family Kuzhel | 9

European Robin | Family Kuzhel | 9

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Andrey Mis\'kov | 9

Little Owl | Alexender Zabolotnyy | 9

Dunnock | Irina Ortik | 9

Northern Shoveler | Kirill Konopitsyn | 9

Common Buzzard | A Zhuravel | 9

Eurasian Wigeon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Bewick's Swan | Oleg Sheremet | 9

Northern Goshawk | Vitalii Kazannyk | 8

Yellow-legged Gull | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Red-backed Shrike | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Pied Avocet | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | Yevgen Chernolyev | 8

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 8

Hen Harrier | Family Kuzhel | 8

Great Cormorant | Family Kuzhel | 8

Arctic Loon | Family Kuzhel | 8

Red-breasted Flycatcher | Family Kuzhel | 8

Crested Tit | Natalia Honcharyk | 8

Long-tailed Tit | Andrey Mis\'kov | 8

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | ALENA FOMINA | 8

Common Sparrowhawk | Alexender Zabolotnyy | 8

Arctic Loon | Irina Ortik | 8

Bearded Tit | A Zhuravel | 8

Bearded Tit | A Zhuravel | 8

Goosander | A Zhuravel | 8

Tawny Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Lesser Black-backed Gull | Oleksandr Burkovsky | 8

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 8

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 8

Greater Flamingo | Roman Yaremchuk | 8

Big Year 2022

1. ALENA FOMINA (213)
2. Irina Ortik (164)
3. Dmytro Petrychenko (138)
4. Andrey Mis\'kov (137)
5. Oksana Makhovska (134)
6. Egor Loboda (129)
7. Inna Kyselova (126)
8. V Koval (121)
9. Andrew Simon (97)
10. Vasil Bodnar (87)

rare birds records


Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2022-09-04

A rare vagrant, formerly nesting species of southern Ukraine. The first observation in Odesa region in decades and the first photo from its territory.


Turkestan Short-toed Lark (Alaudala heinei)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-29

Rare vagrant and wintering species. There is no reliable information on nesting in the last 10 years. At the same time the species is also observed in Bulgaria and Cyprus. The first confirmed record in Odesa region.


Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus)

© Yuriy Kodrul
2021-12-12
Odessa Oblast

The rare wintering species. Young individuals are more common.


Black-throated Accentor (Prunella atrogularis)

© Aleksandr Arhipov
2021-12-03
Kuchurhan, Odesa district

Black-throated Accentor is a new species in the fauna of Ukraine. It is a rare vagrant species in Europe, most observed during the autumn migration. This year, three observations on Europe in general, in particular, the first record for the country also in Poland.

unidentified birds


2022-12-03

Єгор Лобода: Доречі щодо редактора, те що ви зробили - це висвітлили вже відредактоване фото (яке вже має зміну кривих, тобто не зовсім коректна модифікація), [....]

2022-11-07

Єгор - 9 років Лобода: На другому фото крила виглядають дещо схожими, саме тому додав друге фото, я так розумію саме це ви мали на увазі?

more unidentified birds...