Short-toed Treecreeper (Certhia brachydactyla)

 The only Treecreeper to be resident in the area, we thankfully don't have the difficulty of distinguishing it from its close relative, the Eurasian Treecreeper, from which it is usually told apart by a difference in just one feather. Quite often found in loose family gatherings Short-toed Treecreepers are rather like a small mouse scurrying up the trunk of a tree - as opposed to the Eurasian Nuthatch, which usually descends tree-trunks. Call is a rapid, high pitched, "Teet teet, teet", akin to a Tit on steroids. Seemingly unafraid, unwary and uninterested in Man, I have had them land on me when I have been standing still, and have heard similar stories from others.

Birding in Portugal

Quinta do Barranco da Estrada
7665-880 Santa Clara a Velha
Portugal

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