The Tree-Creeper is a little bird with a long, curved beak and quite a long tail.
So says The Second Ladybird book of British Birds and their nests:
That’s certainly true:
If you ever see a bird running up the trunk of a tree like a mouse, then that is a Tree-Creeper.
It certainly is a Treecreeper and the first time I saw one I thought it was a mountaineering mouse:
When I spotted one it was displaying classic Treecreeper behaviour:
When the Tree-Creeper finishes hunting for insects on one tree, it flies to the foot of another, and starts all over again.
I blogged all about it:
I got so close to this Treecreeper that I took many, many shots while utterly transfixed:
It likes well-wooded country and old gardens.
If only people hadn’t cut down or burned the vast majority of our woodland to clear it for agriculture they would be a much more common sight.