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
Tibetan Blackbird: male and female/first year
Oriental Turtle Dove
September 3rd - Lhasa
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: email@example.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
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
September 8th & 9th - Lhasa and flight to Beijing