---Hadas' Edible Plants---

 

Tibet

 September 2011 

 

 

 

 

September 2nd, Lhasa

 

                                        Morning along the Lhasa River: 2 of 3 Ibisbills

 

 

                           near the Jokham temple                                                                  photo Hadas

 

 

At the Yoghurt Festival in the Ching Drol Chi Ling park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drugstores in Lhasa: Grass-worms

 

 

The lake in the back of the Portala Palace, an ideal place to relax

or to study Pallas's Gulls

 

Pallas's Gulls: 1 adult post breeding and 2 immatures

 

Pallas's Gull: adult post-breeding                                          immature 1st year

 

Great Crested Grebe

 

Common Merganser

 

 

Tibetan Blackbird: male and female/first year

 

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Grey-backed Shrike

 

 

Oriental Turtle Dove

 

photo Hadas

 

 

 

 

September 3rd - Lhasa

 

Lhasa River

 

 

 

 

 

Ibisbill in Lhasa!

 

 

Pallas's Gull: adults              White Wagtail

  

 

Lhasa: the old Western entrance gate

 

Tennor, our understanding guide (if you need a guide here's the plug: tennor21@hotmail.com)

 

 

 

Tourist like us ...

 

 

 

What are they arguing about?

 

 

 

September 4th - Lhasa to Damxung and Namtso (Lake)

 

Hadas crossing the river

 

 

 

Fat guy, thin air: 5100 meter asl - new personal record (17,660 feet), photo Hadas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alpine barren tundra above 5,000m

 

 

Comatostoma falcata, Gentianaceae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highest living lizard in the world at 4700m?

Most likely Tibetan Toad Head Agama (Phrynocephalus przewalskii). The agama is surrounded by Leontoposium  cf. pussilla)(Edelweiss!)

 

 

 

 

 

Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)

 

Horned Skylark (Eremophila alpestris cf. argalea)

 

 

 

 

 

Common Hoopoe ( Upupa epops)                                  Blue-fronted Redstart (Phoenicurus frontalis)

 

 

 

 

 

Brown-headed Gull (Larus brunnicephalus) , adult  post-breeding

 

Immature Pallas's Gull (Larus ichythyatus) and Brown-headed Gullls (adult and immatures)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 5th and 6th - Damxung

 

 

 

 

 

 

Himalayan Griffon (Gyps himalayensis                                Lammergeier ( Gypaetus barbatus)

 

Hume's Groundpecker (Pseudopodeces humilis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Accentor (Prunella rubeculoides)

 

 

 

 

No idea who that is, none of our group???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shopping in the dark - blackout (just like in New Jersey)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 7th - Naqu Station

 

 

 

Teacher Zhang's empire

 

 

photo: XiaoMIn

 

 

 

The newly finished grassland station at Naqu

 

 

 

 

 

The two major herbivores in the system: Yak (and sheep & goats) & pika (lots of them)

 

 

 

 

The mild-mannered yak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White-rumped Snowfinch (Pyrgilauda taczanowski)

 

Sampling water chemistry or as Yangjian puts it: "Kissing the lake".

 

 

 

 

 

Le grand prairie

 

 

 

September 8th - Naqu to Lhasa

 

 

 

 

 

photo XiaoMin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 8th & 9th - Lhasa and flight to Beijing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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