Eurasian Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris

The Common, or Eurasian, Treecreeper, as its name might suggest, creeps up trees, often oaks and others with rough bark, plucking insects and other invertebrates from the niches. I specifically said up, because they never creep down the tree, always up and when they get to the top, they will fly off down to a lower region of the same or another tree.

This one spends its time on the oaks in Rampton Spinney, I’ve counted perhaps 8 or 9 in this woods over the last couple of years in a few different places, but I’ve only ever seen a maximum of four at a time. So, it’s hard to know how many live here in total. It could be three groups of 3 or 4 or just one larger group or even some other combination.

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