LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tufted Titmouse

We are still having much-needed rain on and off. The days are unseasonably warm, so we have very dense fog most of the day. Every now and then the sun peeps out and we enjoy a little bit of sunshine. I was sitting on the deck enjoying the sun when this little titmouse flew into a nearby tree. He looked straight at me as I raised the camera. One click, however, and he took off.



The Tufted Titmouse is one of our most common birds, but they never cease to give me pleasure. Unlike the Chickadee who will sit at the feeder for a long while, the titmouse will almost always grab a seed and fly away with it. They are such fun little birds.

15 comments:

Balisha said...

Hi,
I'm in No. Illinois and we have had these sweet birds here for the first time this year.I see them back in the woods, but they don't visit the deck feeders very often.

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: I love the song of the the titmouse when they call for a mate.

Dog_geek said...

They are some of my favorites also, even though we have a lot of them. They just look so pretty and shy and sweet, with those big dark eyes - little little cartoon characters!

Cheryl said...

I have seen these darling little birds on other blogs.....they are without doubt a favourite of mine....such bright faces.......

Ruth said...

Our Chickdees tend to flit very quickly from the feeders while the finches will sit on the ledge for a while. I may have to come south to see one of these birds.

The Birdlady said...

I'm so glad you have rain - and titmice!

troutbirder said...

Amazing. They are extremely rare here in Minnesota. Only three counties (Bluff Country) in the southeaster corner of the state report them once in a while. Tonight as the sun set I saw one on my platform feeder. This is the third winter in a row. Then I sat down to look at your blog.... Voila! Amazing.

dAwN said...

What a great shot of the little critter..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Carolyn, The Tufted is one of my fav's also. I featured it along with a couple of others on my blog today also.. So did Dave!!!! We really enjoy these birds at our feeders.

We're having rain and fog here today also!
Hugs,
Betsy

Toni said...

They are one of my favorites. Beautiful photo Carolyn.

George said...

A great picture of your tufted titmouse! It sounds as if you're having the same weather we've been having.

Shellmo said...

They are fun to watch - especially when they're banging away at a sunflower seed on a tree branch. Cute photo!

scienceguy288 said...

I always loved that name. That and yellow-bellied sapsuckers.

Mary said...

Noisy, too. But I love them.

Kerri said...

Gorgeous!! And hard to capture!!