At Nisqually last Monday, two young ladies told me that they were looking for a Brown Creeper nest, explaining that Brown Creepers generally build their nests under a piece of bark. As I was finishing my walk Friday, I saw a Brown Creeper climbing up a tree near the parking lot.
I sensed immediately that the Creeper must be building a nest, perhaps because that’s what I’ve been seeing all week. Sure enough, as I watched the Creeper carried a twig up the tree
ducked down into an opening in the bark
and disappeared from sight,
only to emerge a few seconds later
and fly off to gather more nesting material.
In the three years I’ve been birding, I’ve never managed to get a decent shot of a Brown Creeper, but armed with a new awareness I manage to get some great shots within a few days.
Probably pure coincidence, but I still find it completely Amazing.