Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris)

Treecreepers, as the name suggests, hunt for their food by slowly creeping up the sides of tree trunks and using their long sharp beaks to get into the crevices and pick out insects like earwigs. Often, once they have reached the top of the tree, they will fly to the base of another and begin their climb once more. Treecreepers are a territorial species, with each lone bird keeping to its own territory – sometimes this comprises just one tree! Treecreepers can be seen all year round, but are often hard to spot because of their camouflage. If you are interested in seeing one of these birds for yourself, look for the slow, creeping upward movement that gives them away.