[Tweeters] Where did all the creepers go?

amy schillinger schillingera at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 12 17:06:16 PST 2015


The population in the Highlands area of Renton had plenty of youngsters this year. My mothers yard had a successful nest with 3 fledglings last summer and many more were seen and heard in various parks around my house. We do live pretty close to the foothills though.

Cheers,

Amy Powell
Renton, WA
schillingera at hotmail.com

Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:29:59 -0800
From: clsouth at u.washington.edu
To: louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Where did all the creepers go?
CC: tweeters at u.washington.edu

I no longer have a breeding pair, at least, I haven't heard any juvies for about four years. I'm more concerned that there is lack of proper nest sites. I put up a creeper box, but it remains unused, and a Hairy Woodpecker started pounding on the creeper box last year, so I think that only bugs are using it now.

Anyone have successful breeding Brown Creepers?

Christine Southwick
N Seattle/Shoreline
clsouthwick at q.com


On Mon, 12 Jan 2015, Louise Rutter wrote:


> Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:02:59 -0800

> From: Louise Rutter <louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org>

> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu

> Subject: [Tweeters] Where did all the creepers go?

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> Is anyone else missing their brown creepers, or is it just me?

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> We have lived in our current house for 8 years, and we have creeper-suitable habitat all around. I’ve never seen them on a daily basis, because they’re small and

> don’t come to the feeders, but every week or two I would glance out of the window and happen to catch sight of one on a nearby tree.

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> I was just going over my yard bird list for last year to see what I’m missing so far for this year, and up pops the brown creeper. And it suddenly occurred to me that

> I cannot recall the last time I saw one. It’s been many months, early summer if not before, since I last caught a glimpse of one winding around the trees in my yard.

> Has anyone noticed reduced numbers of creepers generally, or is there a decline in tempting food sources purely local to me and they just went elsewhere?

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> Louise Rutter

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> Juanita, Kirkland



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