At only 5" to 5 1/2" in length, the camouflaged Brown Creeper can be difficult to spot. Probably the best way to spot one is to watch the trees for movement. But don't startle it ... it may just flatten itself and remain motionless against the tree trunk, becoming even more inconspicuous!
Here are a few images I've collected over the past couple of years. Can you find "Waldo" in this first image?
Here's the same image, enlarged a bit:
And here he is, inside the red circle:
And a couple more images of Brown Creepers:
So, if you're looking for a challenge this winter, check out the tree trunks for Brown Creepers!
This post was authored by Jim Braswell. You can check out more of Jim's work at Show-Me Nature Photography, where he has some photo galleries and a nature blog.