Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)
Species
Treecreeper (Certhis familiaris). Taken at Cholsey Marsh, Oxon., on March 25th 2019.
Taken at Cholsey Marsh, Oxon., on March 25th 2019.
(1/400th sec at f14. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 12.5 - 14 cm; WS: 18 - 21cm

The Treecreeper is small, very active bird that lives in trees. It has a long, slender, downcurved bill. It is speckly-brown above and mainly white below.

It is found throughout the British Isles and central and eastern Europe. It is largely absent from the Mediterranean region.

Breeding habitat is woodland, often with a coniferous element.

Unlike Nuthatches, Treecreepers only go up tree trunks looking for food.

It has green status. There are about 200000 territories in the UK.

Sightings

05-May-2019 : Elan Valley, Powys (1)
03-May-2019 : Elan Valley, Powys (1)
20-Apr-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
01-Apr-2019 : Magdalen College, Oxford, Oxon (1)
01-Apr-2019 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
28-Mar-2019 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
25-Mar-2019 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
28-Jan-2019 : Thatcham Marsh, Berks (1)
27-Jan-2019 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

27-Dec-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)
20-Dec-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
31-Jul-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
05-May-2018 : Gilfach Farm, Powys (1)
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion (2)
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
26-Mar-2018 : Horton-cum-Studley, Oxon (2)
06-Feb-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

16-Dec-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
30-Nov-2017 : Barnard Gate, Oxon (1)
26-Nov-2017 : Hitchcopse Pit, Oxon (1)
06-Apr-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)

24-Dec-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
25-Feb-2016 : Port Meadow, Oxford, Oxon (1)
01-Jan-2016 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
23-Oct-2015 : Holkham NNR, Norfolk (1)
08-Aug-2015 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (1)
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
08-Apr-2015 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1)
22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
08-Mar-2015 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (1)
24-Jan-2015 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (1)