Hi everyone, today we have a little bird to show you, the “brown creeper”. This little bird breeds right across Canada and down into the U.S. and a little up into Alaska. They prefer areas with large mature trees and are quite unique in their feeding. The start at the base of a tree and work their way up the tree by spiraling around the trunk, then it flies down to the base of another tree to start over. It always moves up a tree. Because they blend in quite well with their favorite trees, they are often heard more than seen. The female builds the nest and the male brings the nest material to her. And he often sits close by singing while she builds. The female usually lays 4-5 eggs and the young leave the nest about 20 days after hatching. They don’t migrate far for the winter and even here they often stay all winter. There was at least one that stayed here this winter down close to the river. Insects make up nearly their entire diet year round as many insects hide behind the bark of trees in winter. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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