25th February 2018

Having recently posted a drawn Treecreeper as they seldom

Treecreeper

Treecreeper

Treecreeper, garden

come near enough in our garden to photograph, this one turned up briefly on our Rowan trunk. Treecreepers can suffer in cold winters if wet conditions are followed by freezing temperatures as tree trunks, where they forage for insects, get ice-bound, which means those in sheltered woodland fare better. Tree creepers move rapidly in spirals round a tree, and only move up the trunks, unlike Nuthatches. They move fast, which is why the photo’s aren’t that sharp! Conditions: Sunny intervals. Temperature: Max 4 Min -1C.

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9th March 2017

Treecreeper- we have been lucky to watch this beautiful, wren-sized, highly camouflaged bird recently, in the garden. Often around and overlooked, known also as ‘Tree Mouse’, they are hard to spot, and harder to photograph so I went ‘back to the drawing board’. The full drawing includes Nuthatches, to emphasise the difference in their feeding methods- both prize insects and spiders from tree-trunks, but only Nuthatches can run down as well as up a trunk. Treecreepers fly down and work their way back up. Conditions: Another¬†sunny day following a wet one. Temperature: Max ¬†11- Min 5C.

Treecreeper

Treecreeper

Nuthatches and Treecreepers