What really surprised me was the amount of wildlife that I saw. I didn't expect that many animals. The most obvious of the animals are the buzzards. They are everywhere! There were quite a number of different birds. Some of them are migrants on their way between summer nesting grounds and wintering sites.

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Passerine (Passeriformes fam.)
?? Unknown Passerine bird (Passeriformes fam., german: Sperlingsvögel). (575k)
Laridae (Laridae gen.)
Gulls (Laridae gen., german: Möwenverwandte, french: Laridés). (784k)
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina, german: Isabellstein­schmätzer, french: Traquet isabelle). (822k)
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris)
Alpine Accentor (Prunella collaris, german: Alpenbraunelle, french: Accenteur alpin). (967k)
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)
Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria, german: Mauerläufer, french: Tichodrome échelette). This bird was well camouflaged when it sat, but when opened, its wings were a bright red. (1079k)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops, german: Wiedehopf, french: Huppe fasciée). I have seen this species of bird in many countries. (696k)
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax)
Red-billed Chough (Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, german: Alpenkrähe, french: Crave à bec rouge). (928k)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Common Ravens (Corvus corax, german: Kolkrabe, french: Grand Corbeau). (852k)
Common Gull (Larus canus)
Common Gull (Larus canus, german: Sturmmöwe, french: Goéland cendré). (652k)
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)
A Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea, german: Rostgans, french: Tadorne casarca) on one of the lakes. (765k)
Bar-headed Goose (Anser indicus)
Bar-headed Geese (Anser indicus, german: Streifengans, french: Oie à tête barrée). (991k)
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
A Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus, german: Singschwan, french: Cygne chanteur) on the White Lake. (685k)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
A Black Stork (Ciconia nigra, german: Schwarzstorch, french: Cigogne noire). I didn't get close enough to get a good picture of it. (737k)
Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo)
A group of Demoiselle Cranes (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). There were a lot of these cranes in the north-central parts of Mongolia. They are one of the migratory species that breed in Mongolia. (821k)
Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo)
A Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo, german: Jungfernkranich, french: Grue demoiselle). (927k)
Cinereous Vulture (Aegypius monachus)
A bunch of Cinereous Vultures (Aegypius monachus, german: Mönchsgeier, french: Vautour moine), the darker, larger birds, and Himalayan Griffon Vultures (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya), the smaller, paler birds, having dinner. (964k)
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya). (854k)
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis)
Himalayan Griffon Vulture (Gyps himalayensis, german: Schneegeier, french: Vautour de l'Himalaya) in flight. (661k)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
A Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (764k)
Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
A Black Kite (Milvus migrans, german: Schwarzmilan, french: Milan noir) in flight. (705k)
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)
Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis, german: Steppenadler, french: Aigle des steppes). (935k)
Steppe Eagle Flight
Steppe Eagle in flight. (727k)
 Unknown Raptor Flight
?? Unknown raptor in flight. (415k)

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