At this time of year you might think there might be a lull in the joys of watching birds. There are no courtships, no nest building, no fledglings and the juveniles have become proficient in finding food and no longer clown around. The migrating birds haven't arrived yet.
Still, this is one of my favorite bird watching times. My favorite birds are our most common visitors. I love the chickadee for its friendliness and easy approach. Another of my favorites is the Tufted Titmouse. We were fortunate to have several broods this year in our woods. Sometimes the woods seem full of them and the air is filled with their surprisingly loud voices.
Here are a few shots of a titmouse working on a seed or nut it has found.
He holds it between his feet and pecks away.