At first I saw this little flicker of movement on the bark of the tree.. but when I stopped to take a better look, whatever it was... froze. He was so well camouflaged that I had to really look hard
(Can you see it?)
to see this little Brown creeper. Only a few seconds lapsed before it moved and started spiraling up the tree trunk. It seemed to use its long tail as a prop, as it searched for insects with its beak. One very busy bird, indeed! In the 30 seconds that I had the privilege of watching him he traveled to several trees before I lost sight of him.I also saw this shy little Thrush, (Hermit or Wood?) and had some hope he might sing as I had read that thrushes have an amazing song box that allows them to sing two notes at the same time and harmonize with their own voice, but this little bird left as quickly as he landed.
And as I was making my way back towards the road, I caught sight of this Ruby-crowned Kinglet. She was twittering from tree to tree and I wasn't sure that I had had any success in capturing her with my camera until she had darted away and I had time to review my photos. Even then I had to settle with what I got...wishing I had...oh my, just a little more time! ;-)
weekend with family
5 years ago