Thursday, 14 February 2013

Quietly Quietly.

The Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris



The Treecreeper likes a mixture of nuts dried fruit and cake
The Treecreeper breeds fairly commonly in older woodlands and established gardens and parks. In S Europe it prefers coniferous woods at higher altitudes.

39 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

The Treecreeper is a magnificent bird, cheers.

ShySongbird said...

Hi Sonjia, please ignore the comment I just sent. Whatever was wrong has rectified itself!

These are lovely captures. I always find Treecreepers very difficult to get on camera but you have done wonderfully well :-) Is it in your garden? I would love to have one in mine!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wow, a Treecreeper. I cannot remember that I have seen this bird myself. Beautiful pictures, Sonjia. It looks a bit like the Promised Land at your place with these rare birds. Well done. Have a nice evening. Greetings, Joke

Willy Ronkes said...


I love this little acrobat!

Giga said...

Śliczny ptaszek z ciekawie zakrzywionym długim dziobem. Pozdrawiam walentynkowo.
Cute bird with a long curved beak interesting. Valentine's day greetings.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushel
It is an interesting bird. The photos however are not so good. Perhaps next time it comes I will get better captures.

Breathtaking said...

ShySongbird

You are absolutely right they are
rather difficult to photograph.I have been trying for a long time to get both the Treecreeper and the Blackcap on camera.These were taken in my garden, but not all on the same day. As we live in woodland it's difficult to find it's nest, but fortunately it comes regularly to the feeders and bird table.




Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:) I was'nt really all that happy with the quality, but happy to see it in the garden again. We are fortunate to see many different species of birds both in the garden, and on the farm.

I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day:)

marijke said...

What a gorgeous little bird. Never saw it before.
Have a wonderful evening.

Nancy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these as they are new birds for me....So cute and so precious....

Rita Vaselli said...

I smell the forest, I feel the sense of tender fragility of life ...
Your photos capture unique moments with skill and poetry.
Thanks Sonija to show the beauty,
you look around you!
Warm regards&Happy Valentine Day!
Rita

S. Etole said...

Very unusual beak. Great images. Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Julie Hargreaves said...

Great photos

Mike Attwood said...

Nice shots. They would be most welcome on my patch.

Maria said...

What a mysterious bird, you caught it well exploring its surroundings.

susan said...

very pretty and interesting!!

Linda said...

Neat little bird! That's quite a beak!

Breathtaking said...

Wily Ronkes
So do I Wily! They are agile little birds, and quite happily
creep upside-down just as easily as they do in an up right possition.

Have a nice weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Yes he is equiped with a superb beak capable of digging out insects from tree trunks and yet because it is so finely and delicately curved, the Treecreeper looks in perfect proportion. At least to me:=)
Hugs.

Breathtaking said...

Marijke
So pleased you like it, and saw it here for the first time:)

Have a great weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Good morning Nancy:)
They are sweet little birds,.. so pleased you like them.

Have a nice weekend.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you dear Rita:)I greatly appreciate your charming comment.

We are privileged to live in woodlands, where there is so much natural beauty to see every day.

I hope you enjoy your day Rita and send you bear hugs:)

Breathtaking said...

S. Etole

Hi Susan:)
It's bill is a remarkable tool for probing inside tree crevises to search for insects. Just another of natures wonders.

I had a wonderful Valentine's Day,thank you!

Breathtaking said...

Julie Hargreaves
Thank you Julie:)

Breathtaking said...

Mike Attwood

They are lovely little birds, and
most welcome on my patch also. I love to see them creeping up the bird table, and sometimes eating from underneath the table top:)

Breathtaking said...

Maria
The Treecreeper is quite a frequent
visiter to the feeders, but a very shy bird.I was happy to get these shots at last.

Breathtaking said...

Susan
The Treecreeper is interesting to watch, because it's quite a little acrobat.It's also a pretty bird, I agree. Nice to see you here Sue:)

Breathtaking said...

Linda
Hi Linda!
Yes indeed, a cool creeper:)

My Meddling Mind said...

I love photo's of birds, one of my favorite's. These are stunning!

Madison:-) 

Breathtaking said...

My Meddling Mind

Hello Madison:)
It's nice that you passed by again.
Thank you for your generous comment
and I will visit you very soon.

ioan moldovan said...

It's a cute bird! I like her long beak, probably the insects do not like :)
Many greetings!

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan

I'm certain the insects don't have much of a chance!:)

Thank you for passing by, and making me smile:)




stefano mazzei said...

Beautiful the Treecreeper !
great capture and series

Sonia Aguiar said...

Querida Sonjia, es una selección de fotos encantadora. Has logrado que el ave y el entorno estén integrados en colores. ¡Muy buen trabajo!
Un abrazo. Sonia.

Breathtaking said...

Sonia Aguiar

Thank you Sonia dear:) It's so good of you to say so.
Hugs.

Martha Z said...

Cute little guy. Reminds me a bit of the rock wren that hangs our by my back door.

Breathtaking said...

Marta Z
The rock wren has a shorter beak but otherwise it does resemble the tree creeper. I wish I had a rock wren hanging out by my back door:=)

Mary Brown said...

It was quiet allowing these beautiful photos.

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
I have never heard them sing,... only creep very quietly up the bird table. I love to see them there, and was so pleased to get these photos.Thank you for saying they are beautiful:)
Hugs and kisses.

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