stumps, and in natural or abandoned tree cavities being somewhat
particular to balsam firs.
Also attracted to rustic and bark covered bird houses.
Lays four to eight creamy-white speckled eggs which hatch after about two weeks
incubation and offspring leave the nest in about another two weeks.
Active birds, usually seen creeping
(Latin: certhius, a creeper) up tree trunks foraging in bark crevices for beetles,
larvae and insect eggs.
Also eats pine cone seeds.
The Brown Creeper nest box has a 4" by 4" floor, 8" inside ceiling, 1 3/8" diameter entrance hole located 6" above
the floor and ventilation openings.
Assembled with corrosion resistant screws fit to pre-drilled
countersunk pilot holes. Hinged roof is secured with a brass hook for easy access.