Today's Special Guest Bird - The Brown Creeper


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I rarely see more than two per year. Hadn’t seen one all year till today. A tiny bird which blends well into tree bark - always, in my experience, solitary with respect to its species, but will travel as do many others, with the Black Capped Chickadee, as it was today.


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#2

And speaking of the Chickadee, and since you were wondering…

if I was a bird, the bird I’d most like to be is the Black Capped Chickadee…dee dee

It is a small bird and one might think delicate bird, but it is more hardy and able to weather the harsh winter as ably as it does the summer’s heat. Always makes a living no matter the apparent hardships. It is gregarious, like O’Malley, it is the leader of the band which includes its relatives the Nuthatch and Titmouse, and friends - the Warblers, Kinglets, Woodpeckers and others. Always calling out, keeping its rainbow coalition together. When I hear it speak, I wait, knowing I am in for a treat.


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…and it reminds me of a favorite Winter song (apologies to Spoon).