Today we were visited by a Brown Creeper- not a rare bird, but not too common either. This is the first one in our yard. It spent a lot of time searching for, and gleaning, insects and spiders from the crevices in the bark of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), and hawthorn (Crataegus douglasii), and visited the suet feeder where I took this picture. They are pretty easy to approach, and picture, their main defence is their camouflage, and when spotted they usually freeze and let their cryptic plumage do the rest.
This was a really exciting addition to the fauna of our back yard- it has been a couple of years since we've had a new species. I suspect this one will not stay long- they prefer mature forests- and it is probably in the middle of its seasonal migration, if only a change in elevation.