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Wallcreeper Wishes.

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Old Friday 20th September 2019, 19:56   #1

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Smile Wallcreeper Wishes.

Desperate to see a Wallcreeper after many failed attempts seeing them high in the Pyrenees last summer.
Have allocated 4 days in the second week of February to go looking for them on
wintering grounds.
Suggestions of locations would be much appreciated? Ideally with no long flights/travel as well only have 4 days including travel. Im southern England, so France and Spain is doable. Also wouldnt mind a site for snowfinch (or any other mountain species that come down lower for winter) nearby but not essential.

Any trip reports from weekends wallcreepering welcome!
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Old Saturday 21st September 2019, 06:57   #2
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Sorry you missed them last summer. Depending on the time of the year and weather they can be difficult! Last year we found two nests and one territory this year only a territory! In autumn and winter they ignore Birdwatchers around the nest they can be very tricky if they know your there - we definitely felt there was a decrease in feeding frequency when we got too close...

I had a friend who visited for 7 years, twice a year, he always missed them but lots of near misses.

Winter easiest but spring summer is when the bird is most spectacular!

There are sites all over but having already failed here I Les Baux is a good bet in Provence. You could try for little bustard and sandgrouse as well. For snowfinch you would have to find a ski resort....
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