Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Creepers


Tree Creeper    Sylria atricapilla












A few Treecreepers to share today, taken at different times, and in different light. Always a pleasure to see them at the feeders. These birds prefer coniferous woods at higher altitudes, where they breed fairly commonly in S. Europe. I always find the Treecreeper a difficult bird to photograph, because of the spiraling way it creeps up a tree. One minute it's on one side of the trunk, and just when your ready to shoot, it's moved around to the other side. Just as well they visit the feeders!:)
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36 comments:

Marcia said...

Very nice photos. Very much like the nuthatches I see here that creep up the bark.

Frank said...

An excellent series of shots of a species that eludes my lens more often than not.

eileeninmd said...

The Creeper is a cool bird. Sometimes hard to spot, you did great.. Awesome shots.

Chris Rohrer said...

Way cool!!!! I've never seen a creeper go to a feeder before. They are incredible little birds and your photos capture just how precious they are!

TexWisGirl said...

neat birds! their shape always reminds me of a leaf. :)

Adam said...

cute bird

Carletta said...

You were able to capture him beautifully! What a long beak he has.

Giga said...

Cute bird with an interesting curved beak and has nice pictures. Regards.

Linda said...

Beautiful and sweet photos. :)

bas van Es said...

Heerlijk z,on serie.

Pat said...

Hard to spot, harder to photograph. These are great shots.

Teresa said...

Esta precioso. Besitos.

Michelle said...

Interesting bird. I like their curved bill.

Rajesh said...

Amazing photos of beautiful bird.

hmuxo said...

I can almost reach out and touch these birds...beautiful photography!!

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic captures.

bettyl-NZ said...

I've never heard of this kind of bird but it's pretty cool to see!

Janice Adcock said...

Great captures of the bird activity

Bob Bushell said...

Excellent images of the Treecreeper, number 2 is my favourite, fantastic.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Cute little birds!

Marijke Verdonk said...

What a beautiful photo's of this bird wich is so difficult to catch
Have a wonderful day Sonijia

Marie said...

Enjoyed your photos very much! They are great little birds!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful pics of creeper. Nice bird.. Regards..

Ida said...

At first I thought that was just a leaf on the trunk. Turns out to be a bird. One I've never seen. I like the long beak. Great shots of this bird.

pattisjarrett said...

Pretty little bird. Some birds do create more of a challenge to photograph. Nice shots.

Derek said...

Difficult or not you've bagged some super photos of this one. Well done.

Have a nice day.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Sonija; Oh the Creepermust hard to capture as it name suggests :-) Your photographs are marvelous; I'm impressed by the long beak♬♬♬ My attempted putting feeder in my little garden didn't work, haha.

PS> I got your comment on my 16th post. I still wonder what's going on with my commenting(^^;) I haven't had the 'unsaved changes', Just crossing my fingers stay working like today.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Portugal, xoxo Miyako*

Stewart M said...

These are great shots of a nice little bird - we used have them nesting in our garden!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

You must be very quick with your camera. Tree creepers don't usually stay in one place for very long.

Jette Hollesen said...

Love that little creeper.
Nice photos!

Hugs
JetteMajken

Mari said...

Love that moss building up on the bark of the tree. Very beautiful.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of a species that is not always easy to photograph.

Phil Slade said...

You are so right. Treecreepers are incredibly difficult to photograph. They do spiral around the tree and also stick close to the trunk. Plus their movements from tree to tree are very unpredictable making it difficult to know where to point the camera. And they are often in the shade and darkness of trees. Altogether a difficult proposition, so well done with those pictures.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Such a pretty bird and I was thinking the same thing you said at the end... I have taken quite few pictures of a trunk where a creeper used to be. Super post!

Anni said...

Wow...I am very impressed with your photo shares. Excellent.

I've only seen ONE creeper and then I had no camera. But, I keep looking. I'm a bit jealous here. LOL

Thanks for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Bethany Carson said...

I've never seen one...but that isn't so surprising after seeing how well yours was camouflaged in the first photo. Good spotting!

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