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#1 wilbar

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Photo taken today (2/7/13) in Chesapeake, Virginia. Total bird length is about 3-1/4 to 3-1/2 inches.Posted Image

#2 ant_anks

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:32 PM

Brown Creeper.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

Seconded.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

Thirded. Cute little things.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:22 PM

Thanks Ant/Amber/Cany. The white eyebrow caused me to ignore the last tree-clinging bird in the Audobon field guide. But I can see it now.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:03 PM

I'm jealous that you have a brown creeper at your feeder! We have plenty of them in the woods behind me, but I've never had one in my yard.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

I'm jealous that you have a brown creeper at your feeder! We have plenty of them in the woods behind me, but I've never had one in my yard.


I was just thinking the same thing. I wonder if the difference is placement of the suet feeder. Mine is on a pole with another feeder. I wonder if I attached it to a mature tree trunk if it would be more likely to attract creepers.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:18 PM

I was just thinking the same thing. I wonder if the difference is placement of the suet feeder. Mine is on a pole with another feeder. I wonder if I attached it to a mature tree trunk if it would be more likely to attract creepers.


Since their job in life is running up and down trees, I would think that would be ideal!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:39 PM

I was just thinking the same thing. I wonder if the difference is placement of the suet feeder. Mine is on a pole with another feeder. I wonder if I attached it to a mature tree trunk if it would be more likely to attract creepers.


If I did that, my suet would be overrun with squirrels!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

If I did that, my suet would be overrun with squirrels!


I suppose one could use differential sized wire/caging which would allow them in, but not the squirrels? I used to do that in my aviary and it worked great to keep certain birds away from the nest boxes of others.

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#11 Cavan Wood

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:43 PM

If I did that, my suet would be overrun with squirrels!


Yes, that's why mine's on the pole with the squirrel guard (stove-pipe style).
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