There have been fewer than 30 accepted records of the continental resident, Shorttoed Treecreeper in the UK. This low number surely reflects the fact that this is a seriously difficult species to identify, at least visually in the field, being exceptionally similar to our familiar Treecreeper. The calls and song are, however, distinct (though require practice and good hearing). Nearly all the accepted records apply to trapped birds (they are ‘easier’ to identify in the hand) and the vast majority have been from Kent, with Dungeness the particular hotspot. However, there is no reason they could not turn up elsewhere, especially on the east side of the country, (ie, facing the continent). Get searching and especially listening. Most have been recorded in spring and autumn, with most recent records being in spring, including March.