Sunday, 23 September 2012

Macro Monday - Creeper

No, not creepy, but creeper - this adorable brown creeper (Certhia americana). This happens to be one of my favourite birds. I have no idea why, but I like little birds with lots of attitude. These cute little guys always look as if they are scowling at the camera and always look very annoyed to see you. I just love that!



 These birds are common in mature coniferous woodlands, but can be found in mixed woodlands in suburban habitats. Look for them spiralling up around tree trunks, searching in crevices for insects and spiders. These tiny little birds are full of energy and are always on the go and so can be difficult to spot and even more difficult to photograph!

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12 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Beautiful close-ups!

Katrin said...

Love your pictures! And such a cute model ...

Stewart M said...

Great picture! Is this a "bird in the hand"?

Stewart M - Australia

Nicola Carpenter said...

Stunning picture, such detail.

Herding Cats

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It's pretty!!!

You should seriously consider adding a link to this bird blog post over at my Birding Meme that lists birds for a week...

The link to my bird photo blog is on my side bar near the top of my personal blog!!!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Great capture showing close up details.

Don't Bug Me! said...

Thanks everyone!
Stewart - yes, it is a bird in the hand.
Anni - done!

Jessica said...

What great pictures :) Thanks for sharing! If you have time to stop by my site and say hello I'd appreciate it!

Pat said...

Wonderful close-ups!

Adam Jones said...

Great shots. Very similar to our Treecreeper.

Carole said...

Gorgeous photo DBM!

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

You did a great job of photographing that one!

I like birds with attitude too, except the robin. They are just mean to other birds. I like starlings, who quarrel incessantly among themselves but leave other species alone. They remind me of a gang of teenagers out for a night on the town!

I saw a treecreeper once, and only once, when I was a teenager myself. He spiralled like a little brown mouse up one of our apple trees, only his long curved beak giving his identity away.