Dinant Wallcreeper update

I have had an email from Robin Gailly, the Belgian birder who guided me to observing the long-staying Wallcreeper in Dinant on 22nd March. The bird last roosted in that town on 7th April and is now assumed to have departed. I am interested to learn that it was first found (on 30th December 2014) due to a group of local birders prospecting suitable sites for the species that they thought occurred more in south-east Belgium than was previously assumed. Robin tells me a second Wallcreeper wintered in a quarry near Liège.

I like this picture of the bird on the Palais de Justice wall just before disappearing into the dark cavity above it’s head for the night.

Wallcreeper (in failing light) (c) Robin Gailly

Wallcreeper (in failing light)
© Robin Gailly

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