Monthly Archives: September 2014

Heading for Sorbulak Lake tomorrow (Wednesday 1 Oct)

Migration continues in SE Kazakhstan.  Many summer visitors have already left and many visitors to more northerly breeding grounds have passed through too.  Others species will still be passing through, culminating late in the year with Northern species that only … Continue reading

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Yellow-legged Gull

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Progressive Autumn in Almaty

Leaves turning progressively from outer edges

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Tongariro National Park

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1/640 sec | f/5.6 | ISO 64 This photo is kinda old, taken with my Olympus camera. The quality is not the best, but still good enough to show you, guys. I remember I was…

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Sorbulak Lake, Almaty Oblast 22 Sep 2014

On Monday this week, headed out to check Sorbulak Lakes in SE Kazakhstan as it is now well into the migration season.  Sorbulak Lake is generally located in a varied region with semi-desert, steppes, a number of smaller lakes and … Continue reading

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Autumn in Ili-Alatau National Park, Tienshan Mountains

Headed into the mountains this morning leaving before dawn.  The colours are impressive now and although no bird photos worth sharing, it was a great morning.  Rained lightly all morning.  Best birding was above Big Almaty Lake at about 2,500m … Continue reading

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Red-necked Phalarope

Red-necked Phalaropes during migration on 10 September 2014 at Lesser Sorbulak Lakes, Almaty, Kazakhstan in non-breeding plumage.  There are small groups on several semi-desert lakes this month.

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