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Best photos of the month, December 2021.

Twite | Yuriy Kodrul | 17

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | Oleksandr Burkovsky | 17

Black-throated Accentor | Aleksandr Arhipov | 15

Lesser Black-backed Gull | ALENA FOMINA | 14

Goosander | Vitaliy Mosienko | 12

Glaucous Gull | Yuriy Kodrul | 12

Slavonian Grebe | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 11

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Kostiantyn Pylypiuk | 11

Tawny Owl | Roman Yaremchuk | 11

Herring Gull | ALENA FOMINA | 11

Black-throated Accentor | Aleksandr Arhipov | 11

Common Coot | Vitaliy Mosienko | 10

Horned Lark | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Eurasian Green Woodpecker | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Iceland Gull | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Mew Gull | Yevgen Chernolyev | 10

Iceland Gull | Yevgen Chernolyev | 10

Turkestan Short-toed Lark | Yevgen Chernolyev | 10

Herring Gull | Roman Yaremchuk | 10

Northern Reed Bunting | Family Kuzhel | 10

Mistle Thrush | A Zhuravel | 10

Twite | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Twite | Yuriy Kodrul | 10

Mew Gull | Yevgen Chernolyev | 9

Yellowhammer | Family Kuzhel | 9

Eurasian Green Woodpecker | Andrey Mis\'kov | 9

Great Tit | A Zhuravel | 9

Twite | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Black-throated Accentor | Aleksandr Arhipov | 9

Twite | Yuriy Kodrul | 9

Red-Necked Grebe | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Yellowhammer | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Vlad Gedziuk | 8

Long-eared Owl | Vasil Bodnar | 8

Iceland Gull | Oleksandr Burkovsky | 8

Lesser Black-backed Gull | ALENA FOMINA | 8

Bewick's Swan | Irina Ortik | 8

Horned Lark | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Slavonian Grebe | Yuriy Kodrul | 8

Bearded Tit | Vitaliy Mosienko | 7

Jack Snipe | Vasil Bodnar | 7

Glaucous Gull | Roman Yaremchuk | 7

Herring Gull | ALENA FOMINA | 7

Red-breasted Merganser | ALENA FOMINA | 7

Tawny Owl | Oleg Rozhko | 7

Eurasian Siskin | A Zhuravel | 7

Blue Tit | A Zhuravel | 7

Eurasian Goldfinch | A Zhuravel | 7

Mallard | A Zhuravel | 7

Eurasian Jay | Roman Kyselov | 7

Goosander | Vitaliy Mosienko | 7

Slavonian Grebe | Yuriy Kodrul | 7

Tawny Owl | Roman Yaremchuk | 7

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Yuriy Kodrul | 7

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


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