Just moments after the last posting, I took Roxy outside for a walk around the building and found this Brown Creeper lying on the sidewalk. I could have cried. Another victim of collision with building or car during migration. The Brown Creeper is a great little bird to see in fall and winter around our area as they creep up the tree trunks picking the bark for bugs. Their tails are stiff like woodpeckers to hold them upright on the tree trunk. Now his whole body is stiff :-( Here is a link to AllAboutBirds.org to learn more about these birds.
This little guy just didn't make it. . . Sorry for the downer. A proper burial will be held tonight in my yard with wake tomorrow night at Cherry Street Tavern.