Yippee, I am finally onto the write up of the last day of birding in Xinjiang! As always, I love adventures and as I write, I couldn’t help but grinned at the funny incidents; and all these great moments will go down memory lane. I am no author nor do I have talent in writing, so thank you for visiting my blog! 😛
We made a day trip to the Xinjiang Southern Mountains, aka Nanshan! As part of Tien Shan, the mountain stretches deep into Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. The landscape was just way beyond awesome!
It was a windy day again, and we later regretted not waking up early as it seemed the winds took up speed by late morning- Climate change expert said that it has to do with landscape! Anyway we have some good finds…below’s the list and some of the photos taken! 🙂
Red-fronted Serin- 金额丝雀
Common Rock Thrush-白背矶鸫
Plain Mountain Finch-林岭雀
Wheaters, Shrikes, Ravens and more!
However, the highlight was finding a pair of Blue-capped Redstart (蓝头红尾鸲)! This male looked pretty handsome! Another lifer for me! 🙂
It was an awesome trip in short! We saw over 160 species of birds, and many were lifers for me! Of course, I couldn’t have seen as much without my eagle-eyed partner.. Well, enough of birds…! Here’s more pictures of Nanshan to end my chapter of Xinjiang birding! 🙂 It’s a brilliant place, and I’d definitely visit again!