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Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) Much to my delight, and after 20 years living where I do, I saw a Treecreeper in my garden today, seemingly hiding itself among a flock of returning Long-Tailed Tits.<br />
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This is good news on two fronts (in addition to the returning Tits) because a) Treecreepers are not commonly seen in gardens, and b) because they are sedentary birds. Once they find a territory they tend not to stray more than 500 to 1000 metres and any hatched birds will, in turn may not stray far from where they were born.<br />
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I managed a couple of photos but couldn&#039;t get a clear view, unlike the one in the photo above which I took in Cardiff last year, and the accompanying video, filmed in Brighton earlier this year.<br />
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Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

Much to my delight, and after 20 years living where I do, I saw a Treecreeper in my garden today, seemingly hiding itself among a flock of returning Long-Tailed Tits.

This is good news on two fronts (in addition to the returning Tits) because a) Treecreepers are not commonly seen in gardens, and b) because they are sedentary birds. Once they find a territory they tend not to stray more than 500 to 1000 metres and any hatched birds will, in turn may not stray far from where they were born.

I managed a couple of photos but couldn't get a clear view, unlike the one in the photo above which I took in Cardiff last year, and the accompanying video, filmed in Brighton earlier this year.

    comments (5)

  1. Your garden seems to be getting better by the day. Delightful bird! Posted 7 months ago
    1. It's obviously easier to see to the further end of the garden now the leaves have almost fallen.

      I can see the pond is busy but haven't got the binoculars out to have a good look yet.

      The Treecreeper was a real surprise.
      Posted 7 months ago
  2. Nice one Philip!! Posted 6 months ago
    1. Thank you, O NattyOne! Posted 6 months ago
      1. A Cumbrian David Posted 6 months ago

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The Eurasian treecreeper or common treecreeper is a small passerine bird also known in the British Isles, where it is the only living member of its genus, simply as treecreeper. It is similar to other treecreepers, and has a curved bill, patterned brown upperparts, whitish underparts, and long stiff tail feathers which help it creep up tree trunks. It can be most easily distinguished from the similar short-toed treecreeper, which shares much of its European range, by its different song.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Philip Booker
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Uploaded Nov 22, 2020. Captured Apr 11, 2019 11:18 in Blackweir Woodland Trail, Cardiff CF10 3DT, UK.
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