As the subject suggests I'm a little embarrassed to be asking this but my curiosity is overriding my shame. I started walking around Lurgan park again (NI) and came across the tiniest bird I've ever seen. It's a lot smaller than a robin with cream belly and brown on top. No other colours that stand out. Its too small for me to see legs or beak details. A foot from a huge lake is a 3ft high trunk covered in other smaller trees and bushes. This is where I first seen him. He picks at the bark them flies to a very tall tree about 50m away. He did this 3 times in about 20 minutes.
I originally thought it was a baby but now i think its feeding young. This is a guess however. I know you will all be screaming reading this and that its probably a very common bird but I have tried everything to identify it including using the tools here.
We have sparrows and wrens in our garden so i know its not either unless babies could still be a possibility. They are both too big.
The feathers are warm toned browns rather than grey brown and the little beauty is as fast as lightening.
I know there arent many birds at this size but there is still something missing for me.
Many thanks for your patience.
Treecreeper? We often call them a tree-mouse, they poke in the bark for little wigglies, working their way up the tree normally
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Kerrie, while I'm not able to help with the ID, what I am able to say is, don't be embarrassed to ask the question, we all need to ask from time to time, that's how we learn, and help each other to learn.
Remember this: "The only stupid question is the one you never asked", it is so often very true.
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