Sunday, 14 March 1982

30 years ago: 14 March 1982, Jomson Trek day 11, Jomson

Sunday 14th March 1982:  Jomson and surrounding area (5 miles), Jomson Trek
After breakfast wandered up to the bread and cheese shop buying 100g of yak cheese and some interesting bread for 13 rupees.  Revisited the fields but saw little.  Wind was from N during the morning, dropped at midday but was then whistling up the valley so a good excuse to stop birding.  Visited the Post Office and bought several airletters and spent the rest of the afternoon writing them.  Had a slight cold in the morning, which was worse by evening.

Birds seen:  Black Kite 1, Himalayan Griffon Vulture 2, Common Sandpiper 1, Rock Dove 50, Blue Hill Pigeon 3, Chukar 30, Grey Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail 2, Brown Accentor 30, Robin Accentor 5, Hodgson’s Redstart 1 male, White-throated Redstart 3, River Chat 1, Red-throated Thrush 15, Wallcreeper 1, Chough 200, Raven 1, Tree Sparrow 25, Russet Sparrow 10, Red-fronted Serin 1, Hodgson’s Mountain Finch 5, Beautiful Rosefinch 10, Eastern Great Rosefinch 1 female, Pine Bunting 30, Yellowhammer 2, Rock Bunting 5.

Chough were common at Jomson, on the cliffs

and in the fields

Chukar in the fields at Jomson

typically turning its head away at the critical moment

Looking south to the summit of Dhulagiri with the moon just about visible

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