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Best photos of the month, February 2022.

Northern Pintail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 18

Cinereous Vulture | Oleg Sheremet | 16

Eurasian Penduline Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 15

Hawfinch | Dmytro Petrychenko | 14

Common Goldeneye | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Tufted Duck | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Middle Spotted Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Black Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Tawny Owl | Natalia Honcharyk | 12

Marsh Tit | A Zhuravel | 12

Northern Pintail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 12

Cinereous Vulture | Alex Sapuga | 11

Mandarin Duck | Dmytro Petrychenko | 11

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker | Family Kuzhel | 11

Common Sparrowhawk | Natalia Honcharyk | 11

Cinereous Vulture | Vadim Rudenko | 11

Peregrine Falcon | Irina Ortik | 11

Northern Pintail | Oksana Makhovska | 11

Fieldfare | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Grey-Headed Woodpecker | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Long-tailed Tit | Natalia Honcharyk | 10

Eurasian Blackbird | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Crested Tit | Andrey Mis\'kov | 10

Common Goldeneye | A Zhuravel | 10

Northern Goshawk | Oksana Makhovska | 10

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Vlad Gedziuk | 9

Eurasian Green Woodpecker | Maksym Rydik | 9

Blue Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Common Treecreeper | Natalia Honcharyk | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Andrey Mis\'kov | 9

Mistle Thrush | Andrey Mis\'kov | 9

Rough-legged Buzzard | Irina Ortik | 9

Common Pochard | Irina Ortik | 9

Northern Pintail | Irina Ortik | 9

Mandarin Duck | Tetiana Tesolkina | 9

Common Buzzard | A Zhuravel | 9

Crested Tit | Roman Kyselov | 9

Long-eared Owl | David Golodetsky | 9

Common Sparrowhawk | Roman Yaremchuk | 8

Tawny Owl | Dmytro Petrychenko | 8

Bearded Tit | Dmytro Petrychenko | 8

Great Spotted Woodpecker | Family Kuzhel | 8

House Sparrow | Family Kuzhel | 8

Twite | Andrey Mis\'kov | 8

Willow Tit | Andrey Mis\'kov | 8

Eurasian Linnet | A Zhuravel | 8

Great White Egret | Oksana Makhovska | 8

Eurasian Pygmy-Owl | Vlad Gedziuk | 8

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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