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A bird in the hand - Tree Creeper

By HobbitDave
Here's a prequel to yesterday's Tree Creeper picture I uploaded.

In this one s/he is recovering from an argument with my livingroom window, and still rather dazed. Fortunately soon fully recovered and back in the woods.
Amazing little bird!

The picture was taken and the camera set to the right settings with one hand - which was an interesting and slightly scary process without dropping it (the camera, not the Tree Creeper Wink

Thanks very much for the UAs on yesterday's Tree Creeper from Carol (EPZ CarolG), Cathy (EPZ Holmewood) and Christina (EPZ CBrundage). Much appreciated.

Tags: Headache Recovery Hand Bird Woodland Tree creeper Revival Wildlife and nature

Voters: bobpaige1, Badgerfred, ddolfelin and 21 more

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17 Oct 2015 9:45AM
Pleased to hear she's fully recovered Dave, lovely image,
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
17 Oct 2015 9:50AM
Well done - super shot.
17 Oct 2015 9:55AM
Wow Dave - I am full of admiration for your juggling act! I could never have managed that .... Ha ha - couldn't get as good a pic with two hands myself. It's a real treat to see this precious little bird, Eileen xx 👍😍📷
17 Oct 2015 10:56AM
Thanks so much for the kind comments, Fred, Peter, and Eileen, and many thanks for the UA Eileen, very much appreciated by the bird aas well as myself!
All the best,

Dave Wink
17 Oct 2015 12:32PM
Such a pleasure to see your rescued bird being well cared for, again, well done Dave.Grin
17 Oct 2015 1:05PM
17 Oct 2015 1:08PM
Thanks kindly Len, and Bill, for the nice comments. Yes,great that s/he recovered and flew off eventually.
All the best,

Dave Wink
17 Oct 2015 1:25PM
Great capture, well worth the effort, glad to hear she is O.K.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
17 Oct 2015 2:42PM
So glad you managed to get this image, Dave, and that he/she flew off into the woods, apparently none the worse for his/her experience.
17 Oct 2015 4:21PM
Thanks so much for the kind comments Sylvia, and Carol, yes as far as I know the little bird is fine now, perhaps nursing a wee headach still but flew well from the feeder into the hedge. In the previous picture, with the strength to hang upside down on the bird table, I would think s/he will be recovered by now.
All the best,
Dave Wink
cbrundage 8 4 United States
17 Oct 2015 7:03PM
A lovely story of recovery and a perfect photo - how do you do it with one hand?!!!
17 Oct 2015 7:25PM
Thanks so much for the kind comments, Christina, and especially for the UA which is really appreciated. I wouldn't recommend one handed photography! I keep the camera on a low shelf, so had to switch it on while still on said shelf, and do a contortionist 'thing' to select the menu button and navigate the menu with one hand.......not recommended, but once I managed to slip the strap over my neck at least I knew I wouldn't drop it! But hey.....this little birdie was a 'one off' and so worth it!

Dave Wink
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2015 8:38PM
What an incredible honour Dave. Such a a wonderful capture.
17 Oct 2015 8:50PM
Absolutely, Peter, I was so grateful to be able to hold him & give a few drops of water. Amazing little bird!
Dave Wink
17 Oct 2015 11:40PM
I don't normally come on site on Saturday as I do my book keeping but I just had to check out your bird in the hand. Super one handed shot. I did the same with the little bat. Tricky one handed shot. Superb. Have another Stan. Cathy
18 Oct 2015 12:02AM
Thanks so much Cathy, you and Stan are gems. Another 'Stan' is a pivilege, thanks so much. Hope your bookkeeping goes OK.
All the best, your little bat is a wonderful shot!
Dave Wink

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