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Best photos of the month, January 2022.

Western Barn Owl | Alexander Cherinko | 22

Peregrine Falcon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 19

Merlin | Alexander Cherinko | 19

Snow Bunting | Vladislav Chernolyev | 18

Lapland Longspur | Yuriy Kodrul | 16

Long-eared Owl | Oleg Sheremet | 15

Snow Bunting | Oleg Sheremet | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Oleg Sheremet | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Brambling | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Eurasian Bittern | Oleg Sheremet | 14

Snow Bunting | Oleg Sheremet | 14

Northern Wren | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Black-crowned Night Heron | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Little Grebe | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Great Bustard | Alexander Cherinko | 14

Firecrest | Andrey Mis\'kov | 14

Black Scoter | Oleg Sheremet | 13

Little Owl | Oleg Sheremet | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Black Scoter | Dmytro Petrychenko | 13

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | ALENA FOMINA | 13

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Short-eared Owl | Nikola Zmievskiy | 12

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | Oleg Sheremet | 12

Water Rail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Yellowhammer | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Northern Goshawk | Andrey Mis\'kov | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | ALENA FOMINA | 12

Middle Spotted Woodpecker | Tetiana Tesolkina | 12

Eurasian Bittern | David Golodetsky | 12

European Greenfinch | Andrew Simon | 11

Goldcrest | Vitaliy Mosienko | 11

Bean Goose | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Hawfinch | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Little Owl | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Common Treecreeper | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Great Cormorant | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Common Sparrowhawk | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Rough-legged Buzzard | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Crested Lark | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Snow Bunting | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Black Redstart | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Hen Harrier | Family Kuzhel | 11

Common Kestrel | Andrey Mis\'kov | 11

Black Scoter | Andrey Mis\'kov | 11

Common Pheasant | ALENA FOMINA | 11

Grey Partridge | ALENA FOMINA | 11

Common Kestrel | A Zhuravel | 11

Black Scoter | Oksana Makhovska | 11

Snow Bunting | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Common Treecreeper | Vitaliy Mosienko | 10

Snow Bunting | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Common Crane | Oleg Sheremet | 10

Eurasian Nuthatch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Great Black-backed Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Grey Partridge | Family Kuzhel | 10

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Snow Bunting | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Great Grey Shrike | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Corn Bunting | ALENA FOMINA | 10

Brambling | ALENA FOMINA | 10

Mew Gull | Irina Ortik | 10

House Sparrow | Irina Ortik | 10

Northern Bullfinch | A Zhuravel | 10

Coal Tit | A Zhuravel | 10

Hen Harrier | Family Kuzhel | 10

Marsh Tit | Vitalii Kazannyk | 9

Eurasian Linnet | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Horned Lark | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Great White Egret | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Mew Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Northern Reed Bunting | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Common Buzzard | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Black-headed Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Hen Harrier | Natalia Honcharyk | 9

Snow Bunting | Andrey Mis\'kov | 9

Kentish Plover | ALENA FOMINA | 9

Syrian Woodpecker | ALENA FOMINA | 9

Tawny Owl | Irina Ortik | 9

Smew | Irina Ortik | 9

Middle Spotted Woodpecker | A Zhuravel | 9

Lapland Longspur | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | ALENA FOMINA | 9

Lapland Longspur | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | ALENA FOMINA | 9

Big Year 2022

rare birds records


Lesser 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.


Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

© Oleksandr Burkovsky
2021-12-03

Vary Rare vagrant species in East Europe. The first record in Ukraine.

unidentified birds


2022-07-31

Василь Боднар: Це синяк, бо нема білої плями на шиї як у припутня і клюв не темний, як у сизаря.

2022-07-20

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