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Best photos of the month, July 2022.

Lesser Spotted Eagle | Oleg Sheremet | 11

Purple Heron | Dmytro Petrychenko | 10

Crested Lark | Vitalii Otroshko | 9

Lesser Spotted Eagle | Oleg Sheremet | 9

Western Marsh-Harrier | Dmytro Petrychenko | 9

Eurasian Hobby | Oksana Makhovska | 9

Saker Falcon | Vasil Bodnar | 8

Eurasian Bittern | Vasil Bodnar | 8

Sky Lark | Oleg Sheremet | 8

Purple Heron | Oleg Sheremet | 8

Common Swift | Oleg Sheremet | 8

Black Stork | Dmytro Petrychenko | 8

Purple Heron | Dmytro Petrychenko | 8

Grey Wagtail | ALENA FOMINA | 8

Firecrest | ALENA FOMINA | 8

Short-toed Snake Eagle | ALENA FOMINA | 8

Black Stork | Ivan Lavrenchuk | 7

Fieldfare | Vitalii Otroshko | 7

Common Moorhen | Vitalii Otroshko | 7

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vasil Bodnar | 7

Yellow Wagtail | Dmytro Petrychenko | 7

Eurasian Dipper | ALENA FOMINA | 7

Northern House Martin | ALENA FOMINA | 7

Common Pochard | Vitalii Kazannyk | 6

Black Tern | Oleg Martsun | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vasil Bodnar | 6

Short-toed Snake Eagle | Dmytro Petrychenko | 6

Common Tern | Dmytro Petrychenko | 6

Eurasian Dipper | ALENA FOMINA | 6

Common Buzzard | ALENA FOMINA | 6

Spotted Flycatcher | ALENA FOMINA | 6

Black-crowned Night Heron | Irina Ortik | 6

Red-backed Shrike | Oksana Makhovska | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vasil Bodnar | 6

Purple Heron | Dmytro Petrychenko | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vasil Bodnar | 6

Eastern Imperial Eagle | Vasil Bodnar | 6

Common Kestrel | Ivan Lavrenchuk | 5

Tree Sparrow | Vitalii Otroshko | 5

Common Snipe | Oleg Sheremet | 5

Western Marsh-Harrier | Oleg Sheremet | 5

Song Thrush | Dmytro Petrychenko | 5

Red-backed Shrike | Dmytro Petrychenko | 5

Sedge Warbler | Dmytro Petrychenko | 5

Eurasian Redstart | ALENA FOMINA | 5

Tree Pipit | ALENA FOMINA | 5

Eurasian Honey-Buzzard | ALENA FOMINA | 5

Ferruginous Duck | ALENA FOMINA | 5

Black-tailed Godwit | ALENA FOMINA | 5

Whinchat | Roman Kyselov | 5

Crested Tit | Oksana Makhovska | 5

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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