An encounter with a small bird with big toes
I got a super view of a lovely little bird today - a treecreeper. It was behaving in the manner that is typical for these birds, that is, to fly from the top of one tree to the bottom of the next and to circle the trunk all the way up then repeat the process ad infinitum, looking for small insects to eat along the way. Its plumage looked very fresh and ready for the mating season.
Only when I looked at my images on the back of the camera did I see the amazingly long claws - this bird clearly won't fall off anything!