Wednesday, 10 December 2014
An unobtrusive woodland bird .......
With the trees now virtually free of foliage this time of year is excellent for firstly locating Treecreepers and secondly photographing them.
Apart from hearing their high pitched contact calls I find that the best way of finding them in mature woodland is to stand in a position where you can see twenty of thirty well separated trees with exposed trunks particularly at their base.
Generally Treecreepers will fly down to the base of a tree to start their corkscrewing ascent, in flight their white underparts show very well and its relatively easy to pick them up as they flit from tree to tree.