British wildlife recordings
Certhia familiaris : Treecreeper - Certhiidae
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Frensham Great Pond, Surrey: OS Grid Reference(484500,140500)
Williams, Aubrey John
Treecreeper, Certhia familiaris
The call of the treecreeper recorded at Fresham Great Pond, Surrey. The treecreeper is a small woodland bird that always seems to be busy. It moves from tree to tree where it uses its long thin beak to search among bark crevices for unsuspecting invertebrates. Its brown mottled plumage provides excellent camouflage against tree trunks and mirrors the uneven surface of bark. It can be seen across the British Isles, and is becoming an increasingly familiar sight in gardens where it joins other small birds. Its song consists of a series of high notes finished off with fast warble, while its call is a high ‘tsee tsee’.