I have been getting a brown creeper frequently coming to trees near the house.
For the birds, I spread a peanut butter/lard/corn meal mix in crevices on a
maple snag and have observed the brown creeper feeding on it.
I think that is, at least partially, why it comes around - which is nice for Feeder
Watch. I didn't think of brown creepers as attracted to putting food out, like
some other birds, but this one seems to indicate they will.
Also saw a bluebird in a nearby neighborhood yesterday and today the chipmunk
was out here.