Hairy Woodpecker. It was a cold and snowy morning in Oatka today. As I approached the creek from the south, I could hear a good sized mixed flock approaching and heading north in the same direction I was going. What luck! I quicken my pace, crossed the bridge and planted myself in the path of flock on the northern bank. Sure enough the birds descended onto the trees all around me and began foraging for food. This woodpecker was one of the members.
White-breasted Nuthatch. There were at least two nuthatches in the flock and they were constantly making their nasal sounding calls. Tons of chickadees and a few titmice were included, too, as would be expected.
Brown Creeper. However, what caught my attention at the very beginning when I first heard the approaching flock were the calls and songs of more than one Brown Creeper. Sure enough, as I surveyed the composition of the flock on the northern bank, I found at least three Brown Creepers.