Status : Resident, Widespread
Size : 13 cm
Wingspan : 17-21 cm
A shy and somewhat elusive bird, the Treecreeper lives up to its name by creeping up mainly broad-leaved trees in a spiral pattern looking for insects to eat but in winter it does eat some seeds, usually from the pine or spruce. Treecreepers are very mouse-like looking birds with a long curved beaks and are easily identifiable.
They are easiest to spot in the winter when they are highly active searching for food and are often seen moving from tree to tree harvesting the insects that live on and within the bark.
Photograph taken Portumna Forest Park. Portumna December 2006
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