Saturday, August 9, 2008

What kind of bird is this?

Do you think this is a juvenile tufted titmouse? Once again, I'm stumped!


13 comments:

kjpweb said...

I'm too! Stumped that is. Cute image though!
Cheers, Klaus

Dave said...

I think you have it spot on - a young of year Tufted Titmouse. Note the rust patch underwing, and generally coloration, and body type. The crest will develop later this Fall.

Dave
www.mi-birder.com

Jessica said...

I'd say a Titmouse too. That red color under the wing says so to me.

Two of them were at my feeders this morning. They are so delicate and adorable.

NCmountainwoman said...

I agree that it is almost certainly a little titmouse. And what a cute little thing.

MuseSwings said...

I'm going with the yes's on this on this one. What a pretty little bird!

The Birdlady said...

I think it is for sure a titmouse - could be a youngster, but could also just not have its crest up...really, really cute.

John said...

Tufted titmouse... it could be a juvenile or it could be a molting adult. It seems like some flight feathers are being replaced, so the crest could be too.

ADVENTURES IN NATURE said...

Looks like a Tufted Titmouse, I agree. I am not the best bird ID'er and sometimes confuse them with Red Breasted Nuthatches, but your bird doesn't have the white stripes on the head that a RB Nuthatch would have.

I will have to see what southern species I can flush up this weekend to post to my blog, meanwhile it's nice visiting the other nature blogs!

Bird Girl said...

Great action shot, Shelley! The tufted titmouse has a very distinct huge dark eye and the beak is easy to ID as titmouse in your picture - good job!

Shellmo said...

Thank you my birding friends - it looks like we have a titmouse!

letspaintnature.com said...

Nice picture, I love the berry in his mouth and his wing spread out!!!

Sandy said...

I don't know what it is but it's so artsy and beautiful. Love the background.

Leedra said...

It seems like my Titmouse are not showing their Tufted Crest that they are named after either. I have a post ready on my photos. Yours is better.