The long valley in shadow
The long valley in shadow
Looking for predators!
Looking for predators!
Pink-rumped Rosefinch in the bushes.
Pink-rumped Rosefinch in the bushes.
Looking back toward Qinghai Lake.
Looking back toward Qinghai Lake.
Robin accentor was very common near Qinghai Lake.
Robin accentor was very common near Qinghai Lake.
So too was Hume's Groundpecker (Ground Tit)
So too was Hume's Groundpecker (Ground Tit)
A yak herder was also stirring early.
A yak herder was also stirring early.
Red-collared Snowfinch was another usual suspect
Red-collared Snowfinch was another usual suspect
Horned Lark
Horned Lark
Traffic Jam
Traffic Jam
Is that a real wolf pelt?
Is that a real wolf pelt?
Like the wild west, only Chinese.
Like the wild west, only Chinese.
Grass drying on the outskirts of town near Qinghai Lake
Grass drying on the outskirts of town near Qinghai Lake
Tibetan Fox was always sneaking around...
Tibetan Fox was always sneaking around...
The valley in shadow with Qinghai Lake in the distance.
The valley in shadow with Qinghai Lake in the distance.
Blue-fronted Redstart (aka Gobsmack's Redstart)
Blue-fronted Redstart (aka Gobsmack's Redstart)
Follow the valley long enough and you'll arrive at this small Buddhist Temple.
Follow the valley long enough and you'll arrive at this small Buddhist Temple.
... where there are even more 'Gobsmack's Redstart'
... where there are even more 'Gobsmack's Redstart'
The scenery was heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
The scenery was heart-wrenchingly beautiful.
This very friendly local prepared fresh dumplings for breakfast.
This very friendly local prepared fresh dumplings for breakfast.
There were also Chinese doughnuts to be had. Sugar optional.
There were also Chinese doughnuts to be had. Sugar optional.
Local stores provided lunch, usually consisting of oreos, chips and crackers.
Local stores provided lunch, usually consisting of oreos, chips and crackers.
The local red foxes had very long tails.
The local red foxes had very long tails.
Woolly Hare was also very common.
Woolly Hare was also very common.
The boys were lined up to look for Ground Jay.
The boys were lined up to look for Ground Jay.
Güldenstädt's Redstart
Güldenstädt's Redstart
Bearded Vulture and Himalayan Griffon soared overhead.
Bearded Vulture and Himalayan Griffon soared overhead.
Himalayan Griffon at the roadside
Himalayan Griffon at the roadside