|Lime tree avenue to Blair Castle. Planted in 1737.|
|A closer look at one of the lime trees. Lots of crevices and|
hollows where insect food might be hiding
The lime trees on the Castle drive are full of wee nooks and crannies, and now with the leaves gone, treecreepers are regularly seen foraging here.
|photo credit - Pawel Kuzniar|
A close look shows you its curved bill - great for plucking insects out, and stiff tail used for balance. Many of the insects it finds at this time of year will be hibernating, tucked away in holes and hollows. If it can't find enough insects it has to resort to eating seeds, but these are not nearly as nutritious.