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Best photos of the month, February 2021.

Little Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 29

Long-eared Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 28

Dunnock | Dmytro Petrychenko | 26

Lapland Longspur | Dmytro Komarovskyi | 24

Snow Bunting | Sergo Travelian | 24

Western Barn Owl | Yevgen Chernolyev | 23

Little Owl | Natalia Honcharyk | 23

Twite | Dmytro Komarovskyi | 22

Long-legged Buzzard | Viktor Sevidov | 22

Snow Bunting | Sergo Travelian | 22

Horned Lark | Dmytro Petrychenko | 22

Saker Falcon | Yevgen Chernolyev | 21

Peregrine Falcon | Yevgen Chernolyev | 20

Common Kestrel | Dmytro Petrychenko | 20

Northern Wren | Dmytro Petrychenko | 20

Black Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 20

Little Owl | Natalia Honcharyk | 20

Hen Harrier | Viktor Sevidov | 19

Snow Bunting | Oleg Sheremet | 19

Lapland Longspur | Dmytro Petrychenko | 19

Tawny Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 19

Merlin | Family Kuzhel | 19

Peregrine Falcon | ALENA FOMINA | 19

Tawny Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 19

Lapland Longspur | Andrew Simon | 18

Horned Lark | Sergo Travelian | 18

Crested Lark | Sergo Travelian | 18

Great Black-backed Gull | Sergo Travelian | 18

Snow Bunting | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Long-eared Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Lapland Longspur | Sergo Travelian | 17

Lapland Longspur | Sergo Travelian | 17

Great Grey Shrike | Sergo Travelian | 17

Common Buzzard | Oleg Sheremet | 17

Grey Wagtail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 17

Western Barn Owl | Yevgen Chernolyev | 17

Western Barn Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 16

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Yevgen Chernolyev | 16

Northern Bullfinch | Nataliya Kolisnichenko | 16

Great Black-backed Gull | Dmytro Petrychenko | 16

Red-crested Pochard | Yevgen Chernolyev | 15

Horned Lark | Sergo Travelian | 15

Northern Bullfinch | Sergo Travelian | 15

Long-tailed Tit | Sergo Travelian | 15

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Nikola Zmievskiy | 15

Short-eared Owl | Nikola Zmievskiy | 15

Peregrine Falcon | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Common Sparrowhawk | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Crested Lark | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Long-eared Owl | Natalia Honcharyk | 15

Common Buzzard | Natalia Honcharyk | 15

Merlin | Family Kuzhel | 15

Horned Lark | Andrew Simon | 14

Common Crane | Yuriy Kodrul | 14

Common Redpoll | Inna Kyselova | 14

Eurasian Goldfinch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Great Grey Shrike | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Syrian Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Brambling | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Dunnock | Natalia Honcharyk | 14

Great Black-backed Gull | Natalia Honcharyk | 14

Eurasian Goldfinch | Natalia Honcharyk | 14

Yellowhammer | Andrey Mis\'kov | 14

Rough-legged Buzzard | Irina Ortik | 14

Lapland Longspur | Valentyn Pylypyshyn | 14

Snow Bunting | Oleg Sheremet | 14

Snow Bunting | Vitalii Kazannyk | 13

Whooper Swan | Yevgen Chernolyev | 13

Yellowhammer | Sergo Travelian | 13

Long-eared Owl | Roman Yaremchuk | 13

Northern Reed Bunting | Roman Yaremchuk | 13

Horned Lark | Oleg Sheremet | 13

Crested Lark | Family Kuzhel | 13

Lapland Longspur | Alexander Cherinko | 13

Hen Harrier | Viktor Sevidov | 13

Grey Partridge | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Horned Lark | Valerii Knysh | 12

Common Starling | Sergo Travelian | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Roman Yaremchuk | 12

Sky Lark | Nikola Zmievskiy | 12

White-tailed Sea-Eagle | Nikola Zmievskiy | 12

Tawny Owl | Nataliya Kolisnichenko | 12

Northern Bullfinch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Hawfinch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Long-eared Owl | Family Kuzhel | 12

Brambling | Family Kuzhel | 12

Common Sparrowhawk | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Peregrine Falcon | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Blue Tit | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Peregrine Falcon | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Water Rail | Irina Ortik | 12

Northern Reed Bunting | Irina Ortik | 12

Yellowhammer | Irina Ortik | 12

Great Black-backed Gull | Sergo Travelian | 12

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


2022-05-20

Юрій Кодруль: Щеврик лісовий

2022-05-05

Андрiй Раджабов: синяк?

more unidentified birds...