15 June 2009

Scree slopes and lava flows

Another slog over the scree at Isak Pasha produced nothing. Luckily we had the technology to remedy the situation, a couple of emails later and (many thanks to Richard Bonser [should you ever read this]), we were off on our way to the lava flows at Caldiran where 10 Mongolian Finches put on a show - 'Catchphrase' actually, their calls sound dead similar to the buzzer on the aforementioned quiz, Roy Walker would be proud. This is also a flipping easy site for the likes of Snowfinch, Crimson-winged Finch and brevirostris Twite too, and a stunning bit of geology - halfway between a dragon's graveyard and a petrified stormy hot chocolate sea.

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