Last Sunday I headed out to the Wallcreeper nest again, this time accompanied by Paul W. Instead of going for the front-on across the river view (see the last wallcreeper blog post with a photo of the area), we decided to see if we could get above the nest and look across. This really was an incredible spot and it was amazing to have the wallcreepers all around us.
Wow I love this bird!
These next two photos of the male wallcreeper flying lack speed and focus, but I think they get closest to summing up a lot of what makes the wallcreeper such a powerful bird for me. They have these big flappy butterfly wings and flutter about most of the time. But surprisingly often, they will decide to "give gas" (as the Austrians would say) and can really fly surprisingly fast - a flash of scarlet dashing by. No focus, just an impression of something powerfully beautiful.
All photos digiscoped with a Swarovski Optik STM80 HD, TLS800 digiscoping adapter and a Canon 7D
The images here have been resized but not cropped at all.