Subject: [Tweeters] Brown Creeper Nest -- 1' Off the Ground! Date: Jul 19 19:59:02 2009 From: Joe Dlugo - browncreeper99 at gmail.com
I chased down a couple of food-carrying creepers this morning...to their nest...at the BASE of a large red cedar, no more than a FOOT above the ground!
In the last couple of years I've found dozens of creeper nests, but not one has been lower than 12' or so. Most are 20' or more. This pair was nesting in a very mature and diverse forest with many dead, peeled bark trees--obvious other options of nest sites. Why they chose this site is perplexing. Still, the kids look great (you can see them clearly from 30' away!) and if all goes well, will fledge any day now.
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