Treecreepers

Cap'n Fishy

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Been seeing quite a few treecreepers over the last year or so. Don't know if their numbers are on the increase? Usually see a solitary one, but today was watching a pair of them working close to each other. They have a tendency to go round the far side of the tree when you approach, and as you sneak round to their side, they spiral away from you to stay out of sight. Finally got a half-decent shot of one!


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iainmortimer

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It would be nice if they were (great photos by the way) given the sad reports of bird numbers significantly down in all habitats.
 

Fishtales

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I found you see them more on cold winter mornings and they seem to be that little bit slower and more inclined to sit quiet rather than do the spiral dance :)
 

Cap'n Fishy

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Funnily enough, just been watching last night's Winterwatch on BBC catch-up, when what should come up, but an item on treecreepers!

Showed how they roost in cavities in the tree bark, and how they do well foraging on introduced giant sequoias, due to their thick spongy bark, which is a natural flame-retardent blanket to protect them from wildfires in their native Pacific north-west.

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