Saturday, 6 December 2014

Bird of the week - Treecreeper

Its latin name is Certhia familiaris but I don't often see it in the garden - perhaps once a week.  I expect it is here much more often but it is well camouflaged and doesn't stay in one place for long.  Treehopper might be a better name as it flits from tree to tree and hops rather than creeps up the trunk looking for insects and spiders.  In my garden it prefers the oak and ash trees as they have more fissured bark.

1 comment:

  1. Don't seem to be able to find the root for Certhia - familiaris I can cope with! Lovely little bird.