There has been a LOT of rain in parts of China this year, bringing tragedy to many people.
Our 18 days in Sichuan were - luckily for us - mostly dry.
We found the plains very hot and hazy near Chengdu, but the weather around Kangding and further west was bright and clear, as you can see here.....
Grasslands near Bamei
Yala Shan, 5820m
Then the road followed the river through an interesting gorge, with a few noteworthy birds to be seen.
Apus pacificus, race "kanoi" ?
distant Himalayan Griffon Vultures
P.S. And no, I'm afraid we didn't see any pheasants. We were travelling with my non-birding sister and not really "birding" at all.