So once again, home improvement thwarted any adventurous birding outings. I did however managed to take a walk around my local neighborhood. There were a ton of birds out despite the late hour and the biggest surprise was a Yellow-Rumped Warbler. They had disappeared for a few weeks and I was excited to see them again. I was happy to walk around despite the cold. Ducks and swans were hard to ID as the ice-free part of the local lake was too far and the sparrows were all too happy to stay beneath the brush cover. But I managed a few Nuthatches of both local kinds and a Red-Bellied Woodpecker. My favorite sighting of the day was a Brown Creeper though. I love these birds. Their camouflage is unique and their presence is always fun. While they lack an elegant flight pattern, I do love the way the seem to glop on to any tree in search of food. Always makes for a good time! So I post a picture of a Brown Creeper for your weekly Blog post! Home Renovations are taking a break so birding is back on! WHoo hoo!
Brown Creeper (C) Alan Vernon
2013 Year List: 64
Newest Addition: Yellow-Rumped Warbler (Myrtle's)