Treecreeper

Monday, January 5th 2015

One of the more infrequently spotted birds on the reserve is a Treecreeper - Terry took this fantastic photograph of one on Friday afternoon out of the Tower Hide at the Lake.

Treecreepers are insectivorous and climb up trees like a mouse where they search the crevices of bark for food and prise out insects using its fine, curved bill. Once at the top of a tree it then flies to the base of another with a distinctive erratic flight.

Treecreepers nest in tree crevices, or behind flaking bark, typically laying 5-6 pink-speckled white eggs. Like woodpeckers these birds have stiff tail feathers which help support them as they creep up tree trunks.


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