Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria)

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) in Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. December 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) in Canton of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. December 2015. Not baited. Not called in.

"L'Oiseau Papillon". The Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria), or Tichodrome échelette in french, is one of the greatest birds of Switzerland. Going to Creux-du-Van that day I had no idea I would see one for the first time. I was walking by the edge of the cliff when I heard the clic of a camera a bit further. A photographer was pointing his camera down the cliff taking many pictures. I came closer and suddenly I saw the crimson wings of this Wallcreeper (Tichodroma muraria) flying away. We both started to talk waiting for the bird to come back, which he did after only a minute or two. We watched him looking for food on the cliff for a few minutes before he disappeared. It was really an incredible sight. The beauty of this bird is unbelievable.

Love Nature.
Jonathan