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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Twitching in Belgium Sunday 4th January 2015

A quick decision on Saturday to change the Eurotunnel booking for next week to Sunday (tomorrow) was agreed by all and at 6.00 we set off for Belgium. Straight onto the shuttle we arrived 5 mins ahead of time and sped the 200 miles through fog and mist across France and Belgium to Dinant.
On arriving there were many birders where I asked that fatal question that will haunt me forever
Ou est l'oiseau 
 
The lady birder looked at me in disgust thinking I was taking the p*** but then I said Wallcreeper she kindly gave us directions. On arriving at the "wall" we told it had flown north. After a time we walked towards the Citadel and there it was on the brick wall. Having had good scope views it flew.
Hearinf that it roosts on the Citadel we climbed the thousand steps and early afternoon we got some more cracking views before it flew again. Thinking we had done well we decided to head back to the original rockface  where it flew over our heads and landed close by giving us even better views.
By 4.00pm it climbed further away so we said can't get better than that so we headed to the hotel in Namur.
Dinant (from the Citadel)

The Citadel wall where we first saw the Wallcreeper

The "Wall" where we got the best views







Wallcreeper

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