Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris).

I quite often hear and occasionally see a Treecreeper (Certhia familiaris) during my regular patch walks but the view is usually a brief one as this tiny unobtrusive and well camouflaged species jerkily clambers up a tree trunk or a branch, probing in search of insects, only to perform a disappearing act every so often before reappearing much higher in the canopy.

Many of the mature trees have yet to gain their full green clothes so when an opportunity presented itself a few days ago I grasped the moment, pointed the lens, and hoped for a decent outcome! Fortunately it stopped very briefly before disappearing off to another more favourable feeding location but I was reasonably happy with the outcome.  FAB.

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

First Blue of the Year.

An infrequent garden visitor is the Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus) so when this female was found resting on a rose leaf I took the opportunity to gather a few images.