Close encounter with a Treecreeper

Walking along the side of Cyanide Dam the day after I photographed the Albino Wallaby I was listening for different birds when a Brown Treecreeper hopped onto the ground nearby. I stopped and crouched down a bit and started to take a few photographs. After a few moments watching me, the treecreeper started to feed again. The Treecreeper has the ability to walk vertically up the trunk and even upside down along a branch. See link for images of a related Treecreeper (White Throated) walking upside down.  In developing the images I was pleasantly surprised to find how interesting the plumage and colouring of the treecreeper was. I have seen Brown Treecreepers a number of times moving around tree trucks and branches but this was the first time I was so close to one to get a good clear view.

Brown Treecreeper, Cynide Dam, Chiltern National Park

Brown Treecreeper, Cyanide Dam, Chiltern National Park

Brown Treecreeper, Cynide Dam, Chiltern National Park

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Brown Treecreeper, Cynide Dam, Chiltern National Park

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Brown Treecreeper, Cynide Dam, Chiltern National Park

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Of course I have to add a cute image of a Superb Fairy Wren taken just after the Brown Treecreeper

Female Superb Fairy Wren, Cynide Dam, Chiltern National Park

Superb Fairy Wren, Cyanide Dam, Chiltern National Park

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