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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 09:58   #1
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Easily accessible wintering Wallcreeper?

Is anyone aware of any current and easily accessible wintering Wallcreepers i.e. where I can easily connect with during a quick weekend break from the UK?
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Old Monday 20th January 2020, 10:18   #2
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On the chateau at Annecy, Easyjet Manchester or Liverpool to Geneva, bus to Annecy could be one of your best options.
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'Birdwatch' magazine was recently reporting one regularly wintering at Dinant, Belgium, as well as (confusingly) Dinan in France - the former would be easy enough driving from Calais or Ostend, the latter from St. Malo or Cherbourg. Think both were also associated with chateaux.
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Neil,

Not been for a while, but the chateaux at Les Baux de Provence in Southern France is a regular overwintering site. Close to Carmargue and Eyguieres airfield, for Little Bustard. Close to regional airports too.

Just checked for Wallcreeper on eBird and 2, probably 4 birds shown for Les Baux for 2019.

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We have some in south Moravia - it's Czech Republic but the closest airport is Vienna. Easy access and regularly seen also in this season.
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'Birdwatch' magazine was recently reporting one regularly wintering at Dinant, Belgium, as well as (confusingly) Dinan in France - the former would be easy enough driving from Calais or Ostend, the latter from St. Malo or Cherbourg. Think both were also associated with chateaux.
The French one is at Port de Dinan, sometimes on the arches of the viaduct, sometimes on the Basilique: https://www.faune-bretagne.org
Still present on Sunday 19th
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The Belgian bird at Dinant (not really on any buildings, mainly on 2 rock faces called the "Rocher Bayard" and occasionally on a tall bridge) hasn't been seen since the 6th of January, but then I don't know if many people have thoroughly looked since...
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In case of interest tweets regarding Les Baux and Dinan:-

https://twitter.com/GriffinWildlife/...098674177?s=19

https://twitter.com/birdingplaces/st...459727878?s=19

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The Annecy bird reported again over the weekend.
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