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Christmas Critter Question, What kind of bird ? NJ, USA (1 Viewer)

blackrose

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OK so I wake up Christmas morning here in NJ, USA, and this is the first little treasure to interrupt my coffee...😁
a very small bird, looked almost the size of the hummingbirds here, I had thought it might be similar to the Carolina wrens we get,
but I'm not sure what exactly it is, and thought it might be easier to just share and ask?

any info is greatly appreciated.


 
Nice capture on the video ... It’s always joyful spotting a Brown Creeper
There was joy in noticing how as this Brown Creeper hops around gathering food, it always tries to align it's camouflage pattern, with the lines of the tree bark pattern ...a pretty neat trick actually. 😁
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Oh, look at the little darling! I'm jealous; Creepers are so sweet and I'd love to see one in person. You must get a lot of good birds on that tree there.
 
One thing you'll notice is that they work their way up the trunk and then fly to the base of the next tree and repeat the jerky climb......unlike Nuthatches that can walk downwards, along and upside down a branch or tree limb. Great footage including the tongue flicking out to capture a morsel.
 
Merry Christmas, blackrose! That is a nice Brown Creeper you videoed!
Thank you, Merry Christmas as well !!!

Yup! A Creeper it is ;)
I feel like such a newb LOL, but that's ok, I gotta learn somehow πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
... and thanks :)

One thing you'll notice is that they work their way up the trunk and then fly to the base of the next tree and repeat the jerky climb......unlike Nuthatches that can walk downwards, along and upside down a branch or tree limb. Great footage including the tongue flicking out to capture a morsel.
Pure Christmas luck, ho ho ho πŸŽ… LOL. Thanks for the info (y)

Oh, look at the little darling! I'm jealous; Creepers are so sweet and I'd love to see one in person. You must get a lot of good birds on that tree there.

I see the little guy a lot, but it just seemed like he wanted his pic taken today. 😁

...and too many birds here not to share, on a quest to at least learn all their names LOL.
 
OK so a dark eyed junco was the first to show up after all that bad backlight LOL
he wanted to show you my trails out back, with a quick 2 minute tour πŸ€ͺ,
to give an idea of what type of habitat is available around here...

PS: uhmmm....yeah... and another question.... "what the heck is it?" (at :57) LOLOL

BTW: Enjoy...😁
 
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Northern flicker
Agree, Northern Flicker
I should have known that one, we get all the woodpeckers here LOL,
but I'm not sure that one is a resident, as I don't see him every day like the rest...πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ
Neighbor keeps telling me about some crazy 'duck' he keeps seeing....
gonna have to ask him if that's his vision 🀣

and thanks for the info, sometimes it's hard to try to reference from a guide or the internet when you don't know where to start.
hope you all don't mind, and I appreciate it (y)
 
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