I’ve said this before, I’m no photographer. This tree is only about 10 feet from me, however this is way too far away for my camerone* to focus on such a little guy. I’m no photo editor either. I do have a button I can press that attempts to fix all the ills of my photo however, you can’t spin hay into gold…
Why do I sill post these bad photos? Because I can? 😉 I do feel they still give a bit of perspective to the reader. Now enjoy!
The Brown Creeper builds a hammock type nest that anchors to a loosened flap of bark on a dead or dying tree. It wasn’t until 1879 that naturalists discovered this unique nesting strategy.
The Brown Creeper spends most of its time circling up tree trunks in search of insects. It holds its short legs on either side of its body, with the long, curved claws hooking into the bark and braces itself with its long, rigid tail. Both feet jump at the same time which makes the bird’s head dip after each hop. Because of this specialized anatomy, the Brown Creeper rarely climbs downward.
These guys are pretty quick and blend in well with the tree bark.
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl