Tuesday, 23 March 1982

30 years ago: 23 March 1982, Jomson Trek day 20, Ghasa

Tuesday 23rd March 1982:  Ghasa and surrounding area (8 miles)
We were up at 05:50 trying for Cheer Pheasant on the grassy slopes opposite Ghasa, but had no success.  It was rather treacherous as the grass was wet.  I spent the rest of day birding leisurely at low altitude (having had enough of climbing the nearby hills).  A flock of 4 Pink-browed Rosefinches were very welcome new birds on an otherwise rather quiet day.

Birds seen:  Lammergeyer 1, Himalayan Griffon Vulture 10, Black Vulture 1, Hen Harrier 1, Kestrel 2, Rock Dove 15, Rufous Turtle Dove 2, Little Green Bee-eater 2, Grey Wagtail 4, Long-tailed Minivet 10, White-cheeked Bulbul 6, Rufous-breasted Accentor 2, Himalayan Accentor 14, Red-flanked Bluetail 1, Blue-headed Redstart 1, Hodgson’s Redstart 1, Grey Bushchat 15, Blue Whistling Thrush 6, Red-throated Thrush 4, Striated Prinia 1, Golden-spectacled Warbler 2, Grey-hooded Warbler 10, Blyth’s Crowned Leaf Warbler 2, Lemon-rumped Warbler 20, Verditer Flycatcher 2, Grey-headed Flycatcher 6, Yellow-bellied Fantail 5, Streaked Laughingthrush 4, Red-headed Laughingthrush 2, Black-capped Sibia 6, Whiskered Yuhina 15, Red-headed Tit 4, Black-crested Tit 6, Green-backed Tit 15, Fire-tailed Sunbird 6, Oriental White-eye 2, Nutcracker 2, Chough 100, Large-billed Crow 2, Dark-breasted Rosefinch 1, Beautiful Rosefinch 6 *Pink-browed Rosefinch 4 (2 males), Spot-winged Rosefinch 3, Rock Bunting 2.

very poor shot of Yellow-bellied Fantail

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