Monday, May 25, 2009

Kazakhstan Part 3: Steppe 3

Male Bluethroat (digiscoped)

Networking: rescuing a Long-tailed Rosefinch, two Paddyfield Warblers and a Bluethroat for ringing

James Lees with a Paddyfield Warbler (while the local ringer removes another in the background)

Paddyfield Warbler

Long-tailed Rosefinch

Sociable Lapwings on the breeding site (digiscoped)

The Birdlife team looking after the Sociable Lapwings

Our gang try and photograph the distant lapwings shrouded in heat haze...

Andreas Pittl from Swarovski poses for the ladies...

Steppe Eagle and Rook entourage (digiscoped)

A green lizard in a reedbed

Sharon 'The Birdchick' photographing wild tulips

Steppe Merlin (the pale steppe form; digiscoped)

Male Siberian Stonechat (digiscoped)

Our huts on the steppe

Tree Sparrow (digiscoped)

Male Cuckoo (digiscoped)

Booted Warbler (digiscoped)

1 comment:

Dale Forbes said...

that last booted warbler is a great shot - the pastel blues and browns create a great background.