Eurasian Tree Creeper

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Eurasian Treecreepers are masters of disguise. These small birds have brown plumage that allows them to easily blend in with tree bark. Their super-sharp claws enable them to cling to tree trunks and branches, which they prowl (moving in a spiral pattern) for food such as small insects, spiders, and larvae. Here in Western Europe, Treecreepers are most commonly found in coniferous forests - but that doesn’t mean you won’t find them in the city. They have been spotted along the canals and in areas such as the NUIG Quadrangle. Since they don’t migrate, if you look closely enough, you’ll be able to find them all year round. Fun fact: Treecreepers aren’t strong flyers, so they favour climbing trees from the base as opposed to flying up to a height.