Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ssh! The Tufted Titmouse is trying to eat!

The Tufted Titmouse's instructions for eating:

  1. First you position the seed between your two claws,
  2. Then you bend over and closely examine it.
  3. You break it open with your beak and enjoy the little sunflower seed inside.
  4. And then tell that Blue Jay to be quiet! You're trying to eat!
































What's his problem?!










23 comments:

Mildred said...

Shelley, this is such a cute post. Made me smile during my morning coffee. You have a great day.

fishing guy said...

Shelly: Really cute post of the beautiful birds.

HANNIBAL said...

If the Jay wasn't invited, then shutyomouth!

Cute! Keep up with the commentary!

RuthieJ said...

That tufted titmouse is so cute--your words and pictures gave me a good chuckle this morning! :-)

Kallen305 said...

HA!! I love the little tufted titmouse picture. He looks so cute in that pose. The blue jay looks so dashing.

Thanks for the smile on this dreary rainy day.

Craig Glenn said...

Shelly,

I love those little guys. I see them in my yard all the time but just can't quit get close enough to photograph. Great shots.

Craig

Richard said...

Yeaaa...another butt shot.

Bird Girl said...

Those Jays are noisy, aren't they? Love the post!

Deborah Godin said...

Good question! What, exactly, is a blue jay's problem? They are so mouthy! (beaky?)

wendy said...

Ha ha ha! that is so cute!!!!

Leedra said...

Cute, my husband's favorite bird.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I love those little birds! Hoping I'll see some in my yard soon. I'm having my dining room opened up with French doors on two walls so I can see my garden and my birds.
Brenda

Eve said...

That bluejay actually looks scared of that little titmouse!!

bennie and patsy said...

Love your take on Birding.
You ask why we were moving, We knew we were going to have to get closer to doctors and a hospital for us both. The hospital is about to close here in Blytheville and our doctor left and the other doctors are not taking his patiences. You have to go to Memphis or Jonesboro for a hospital. We have looked and we got more for our money in Jonesboro. This put a lot of people in the Village at risk.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a cute post, Shelley...Our Tufted love to pick up their seed from the feeder and turn around and peck it open right there on the edge of the feeder. Anytime I hear a 'pecking' noise outside at the feeders, I know it's a Tufted--eating dinner!!!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

What sweet pictures.

Tina said...

Shelly, I guess that ole tuffed titmouse told that blue jay!! Nice photos. :)

jalynn01 said...

You are absolutely right..that is how the titmouse always eats.. I always say they are praying before they eat cause they bow their heads.. haha Cute post!

MuseSwings said...

Your little birds are a flock of comediens

Shellmo said...

Mildred - I'm so glad!

Fishing guy - thank you!

hannibal - exactly!

Ruthie - always glad to give you a chuckle!

Kallen - it is funny how handsome the bluejay is but how brash his behavior is!

Craig - thanks!

Richard - ha,ha!

birdgirl - they definitely have to be one of the loudest!

Deborah - they are! But then when they start eating - they suddenly get very silent...

Wendy- thank you!

Leedra - the bjay or the titmouse?

Brenda - it sounds like you will have a wonderful view!!

Eve - not so brash when the titmouse yells back at him! ha,ha

B&P - can't wait to see your new digs!!

Betsy - it's funny how they eat like the chickadee!

NC - thank you!

Tina - the titmouse has got some confidence! ha,ha!

Jalynn - you're right - they do look like they're praying!!

Muse - I think their humor rubs off on me! wink,wink!

Jayne said...

I love how they are both so fluffed out! :c)

Daisy said...

That first picture makes it look like he is doing a head stand. And the caption on the second one gave me a good laugh! Blue jays can be rather loud and obnoxious, can't they! HA! :D

Nick S said...

I would travel several miles to see a Tufted Titmouse. They look gorgeous :-)