Just when you reckon you've got the indigenous species pinged for an area, along comes a new one to throw a spanner in the works!
While wandering the Red Box bush on the golf course a day or two ago, a small bird zoomed down to the base of a tree and began climbing upwards, pecking away under the bark. "Bewdy", thinks I, "That's the first treecreeper I've seen in here!"
The bird got up to the first few branches then dropped down on to the base of the next tree and again worked its way upwards, just like the White-throated Treecreepers in the district. It didn't look quite right however, and usually the treecreepers are heard before they are seen. It was time to work my way closer for a better view in the dim light.