I did not know what these birds were called till a few minutes back. I desperately had to search google for “tiny bird in big trees Ontario” – that’s all I could come up with! These creatures were way up in the huge trees, so the pictures weren’t clear enough to find a better defining characteristic. Silly as it might sound, “tiny bird in big trees” led me to the right bird!
“Brown Creepers are tiny woodland birds with an affinity for the biggest trees they can find. Look for these little, long-tailed scraps of brown and white spiraling up stout trunks and main branches, sometimes passing downward-facing nuthatches along the way. They probe into crevices and pick at loose bark with their slender, downcurved bills, and build their hammock-shaped nests behind peeling flakes of bark. Their piercing calls can make it much easier to find this hard-to-see but common species.” http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/brown_creeper/id
Now imagine finding them here:
Fall is beautiful, isn’t it?