|The true limestone bird|
|Winter habitat of the Wallcreeper in the Glinščica/Val Rosandra nature reserve|
These two species are usually found together in the winter months along the limestone cliffs of the Karstic edge. Both belong to the same breeding habitat in the alpine region and share the wintering sites as well. So it's always good to find both species on the same day.
Another very interesting sighting was that of a calling, fly-by BEARDED TIT Panurus biarmicus. Despite my effort I couldn't locate the bird. Bearded Tits are rare winter (and passage) visitors to the wetlands I use to visit in Italy and Slovenia, so I was pretty amazed to get this species on visible migration, outside its expected habitat.
|Showy Crested Tits Lophophanes cristatus were performing in the pines as usual|
|One of the several Wrens Troglodytes troglodytes wintering in my local patch|