Wednesday, November 30, 2016

argali who art in heaven

We had amazing views of argali this year in Qinghai...

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

red panda

The highight of the Sichuan leg of our China tour is always the red panda, there was a lot of disturbance from roadworks at Laba He this year but we had great views on the first day.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

pallas' cat

The jewel in the crown of the Qinghai leg of the Greentours trip I do is undoubtedly Pallas' cat. We have run four trips so far and seen this little beauty on every occasion. But we have never got as close as we did this year!

yeehah!

My first lifer in Sweden for some time, Siberian accentor, after missing a whole month of the huge European influx this autumn I bag a late one in Småland just up the road. I have been waiting for this one since I arrived in Sweden as it was the most likely vagrant to stray onto my list here. The remaining five potential species on the Swedish list that would be world ticks are so cosmically rare that I doubt I will live to see one of them in Sweden but you never know... My long-distance twitching days are pretty much over!