Before we begin this week's segment of Guess that Bird, mom says I need to introduce myself. Hi, I'm K1 and I'll be taking over the Guess that bird post (and probably some of the Name that Critter and What's that Flower posts). Okay, intro over, now back to birds.
Mom saw one of these on one of our dogwood trees a couple of weeks ago. That's the second(ish) time we've seen one here!
HINT: There's a color in the name.
Answer: Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)
Photo courtesy of Birdfreak.com
In real life these look like a cross between a wren and a nuthatch. They have a light eyebrow and curved beak like the Carolina Wrens, but they cling to the tree and act like nuthatches. Ours must have been moving south just ahead of the Icepocolypse of 2011.