Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
On a drive through Waterloo County this afternoon, primarily to check for the arrival of Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis, we were surpised to see this Brown Creeper feeding from a block of suet. In my experience this is not a species one associates with feeders and it was the first time I had observed such behaviour. And the bird returned frequently, it was not just a one time visit. We did not locate a bluebird in the usual places we see them, but I am sure they will be back to brighten our lives any day now.