Friday, March 29, 2013

Brown Creeperville

North Trail, Ridge Hill Reservation, Needham,MA
Took a morning stroll through the woods at Ridge Hill. The trails are still a bit messy post-winter and muddy post-thaw (there is 6 inch deep water in parts of the easement). I was looking for signs of bird life and I wasn't disappointed. Encountered a chatty winter wren and a group of fox sparrows kicking the leaf cover. The morning's magic, though, was provided by brown creepers during this very narrow window when you can actually hear them singing.
Lots of red squirrels in the area, collecting pine cones and hating me. I very much enjoy their little foot-stomping tantrums. I think they were on high-alert. A coyote in the area.


Josh Fecteau said...

Nice recordings. I've been hearing the lovely songs of Brown Creepers near me too.

--Josh (

Peter Oehlkers said...

Thanks, Josh. This time last year the pine warblers were already singing.

Matt said...

Love the brown creeper song! I have yet to catch it in person.