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Wallcreeper - Tichodroma muraria - Хэрмийн бялзуухай | by Paul B Jones
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Wallcreeper - Tichodroma muraria - Хэрмийн бялзуухай

Wallcreeper was on my list of most wanted birds and Yolyn Am has a reputation as a good place to see them. As we walked down the deep valley my hopes were high. Many of the reported sightings were from far up the cliff walls so I just about fell down when Axel and Jodie called me over to see this one drinking at eye level in the stream.

 

After quenching its thirst it returned to gleaning the rock face for insects - darting, hopping and fluttering its stunning butterfly wings as close as three metres away. At that point it was moving too fast in deep shade to secure a photo but it was still a great sighting.

 

 

 

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Taken on July 1, 2012