A Treecreeper is a small bird with a mouse like appearance, found throughout Britain and Ireland apart from outer Hebrides,Orkney and Shetland.
- Mouse like, long down-turned bill. Long pointer stiff tail feathers. Upper parts are mottled and barred brown with pale streaks. Underparts are white and the rump a richer brown. Has a ragged pale stripe over the eye and a buff wing-bar.
- The juvenile is almost identical to the adult, newly hatched birds have some downy feathers on the body until Autumn.
- 12.5cm, weighing 9gr
- Long downcurved bill
- Closed conifer and mixed woodland, gardens & parks
- High 'srrie, sirr or sit' used repeatedly. Falling effervescent series of notes 'sirr-uisirri-tierruit'
Breeding & Feeding
- In crevices in bark, behind ivy
- 5 or 6
- Incubation Period
- 14 days
- Bark dwelling insects, small seeds especially pine and spruce.
- UK Breeding Pairs
- 214,000 in UK and over 20,000 in Ireland.