Pacific Wrens are hard to photograph, at least for me! They used to be called Winter Wrens, but their name was changed a few years ago. This little bird with the upright tail was foraging near a small pond in our creek. Our neighbor, Karen Tracy, pointed this bird out to me. Thanks, Karen!
Also seen was another inconspicuous bird, a Brown Creeper.
In the bottom photo, the Creeper caught a bug!
We are having a warm day here on the Mendonoma coast today. With the clear horizon last night, Rick and I saw a small green flash at sunset, bringing feelings of gratitude and happiness.
Pat Maxwell found this small bird, a Brown Creeper, stunned from his collision with her window.
The bird rested while, as Pat put it, his brain unscrambled. She said it then pooped in her hand and flew off! Brown Creepers are woodland birds. They spiral up the tallest tree they can find, looking for insects and spiders. The male's song is very high - it's easy to miss it. If you'd like to hear their call, here is the link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Creeper/sounds
Thanks to Pat for allowing me to share her photo with you here.
John Batchelder spotted this little bird, a Brown Creeper.
These tiny birds inhabit forests and spiral their way up tree trunks in their search of bugs in the bark. Their stiff tail helps them balance. To hear their call, here is the link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Creeper/sounds
Thanks to John for allowing me to share his photo with you here.