Saturday 1 March 2014

Wallcreeper at last

Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria
View on the Wallcreeper cliffs. To the left in the background (out of view) lies the town of Trieste.
Went for a stroll in the Glinščica valley (Val Rosandra) with a friend yesterday. We were lucky enough to finally see a WALLCREEPER on the cliffs, which showed for more than 20 minutes, while climbing up and down the rocks. Pretty exciting.
A male Peregrine was also in the area, suggesting a probable breeding on the cliffs. The pines at the edge of the heathland held a loose flock of +30 Fieldfares with some Redwings also mixed in it. Both quite good finds on the Karst.
The afternoon was rounded up at the Eagle Owl site, where the male was heard singing just after sunset.