Birds to brighten your day: April 25

Photo by Chris Bosak A brown creeper clings to the trunk of a tree in New England, April 2020. Merganser Lake.

A Day on Merganser Lake XVI

Here’s a photo more for education than its quality — admittedly not the best photo. Animals, including birds, have different strategies for survival. For the brown creeper, that strategy is obviously camouflage. It spends most of its day creeping up tree trunks looking for morsels to eat. If you’re going to spend your days clinging to tree trunks, you may as well look like a tree trunk.

(Repeat text for context:  I’m running out of COVID-19 lockdown themes so from now until things get back to some semblance of normalcy, I will simply post my best photo from the previous day. You could say it fits because of its uncertainty and challenge. I’ll call the series “A Day on Merganser Lake,” even though that’s not the real name of the lake I live near in southwestern Connecticut, it’s just a nod to my favorite duck family.)

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