|Brown creeper super-sized|
They love the biggest trees they can find and don't waste much time on the spindly ones.
The other day, while I was sitting on my front porch, I spotted two creepers and a yellow-bellied sapsucker on the same oak.
My very own November trifecta, although I never would have bet on it.
Here's a "cool fact" from the Cornell Lab website: "Brown Creepers burn an estimated 4–10 calories (technically, kilocalories) per day, a tiny fraction of a human’s daily intake of about 2,000 kilocalories. By eating a single spider, a creeper gains enough energy to climb nearly 200 feet vertically."
Happy Thanksgiving! And we all have a lot to be thankful for and often it's the little things.
For more about creeperdom, click: Creeper.