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Brown Creeper

Certhia americana

Description:

Saw this bird on the coast of Deception Pass State Park. Not very sure it is a pacific slope flycatcher.

Notes:

It seemed like its beak was longer and it had a yellow eyebrow that is not consistent with the species as far as I can tell. It is the closest that I can find. Also, time of year to find in this location is summer, rarely-uncommon in spring. This spotting occurred in January. Perhaps, because this winter has been relatively mild. Would like to confirm the spotting. I recognize that it is difficult with the poor photographic quality.

6 Comments

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

You're welcome! Amazing how a good nights sleep changes the way you see things :)

ClarissaJeannette
ClarissaJeannette 7 years ago

Thank you! The brown creeper is definitely it!

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

Gah no wonder I couldn't match it with any of the wrens, it isn't one! Just needed some sleep and then take a second look at it. Never seen one on rocks before though, that's weird. By the way, a winter wren is very far out of range.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Tis the beak.

ClarissaJeannette
ClarissaJeannette 7 years ago

Perhaps a winter wren?

AshleyT
AshleyT 7 years ago

This is a species of Wren, but I have a hard time telling them apart. Based on range and time of year, Bewick's would be most likely, but tail doesn't look right for Bewick's

ClarissaJeannette
Spotted by
ClarissaJeannette

Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 18, 2014
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014

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