Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ode to the Tufted Titmouse

I know I say I love every bird but I really do love that Tufted Titmouse! His cute little fish eyes - the little crest on top of his head - the weird "peter, peter, peter" song - what's there not to like?






41 comments:

HANNIBAL said...

I love them too! Great shots of "Peter"!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I think the adorable Tufted Titmouse is my favorite bird of all time! And, oh! What wonderful photos you have taken of this little bird! Great!

BirdingMaine said...

Sweet photos Shelley!

There are 6 Tufted Titmice that visit our feeders. Their northward expansion over the last several years assured that we have them here.

troutbirder said...

What wonderful pictures of a really neat bird. Being very rare this far west and north, I have been fortunate to have had a pair at my feeders for two years now.

Mildred said...

I love them too and I especially love your first photo today. Have a wonderful day Shelley!

Deb said...

Such a cute bird. I love hearing all the little songs the birds sing. The Doves have been cooing on our back deck this morning :-)

Ms. ~K said...

The Titmouse is also one of my favorites...The little crest makes them look "punky"-chuckle!
I always feel like I can reach out and touch the birds in your photos...

Quick story. A Downy flew into our Palladian window last week (the sound makes my heart stop). Hubby went out on second story roof, found the poor Downy knocked out completely. It was cold, so Hubby held birdie and gently rubbed until it woke up and was able to fly away. Hubby rescues all critters, including me! :-))

~Kit

Cam said...

So cute Shelley - I wish that I could hold him perched on my finger :)

Mary said...

Lovely shots! They can be so hard to get to hold still and pose. I adore them, too! Titmice and Chickadees will always be at the top of my bird love list.

Jen said...

Love your pictures! I have a tufted titmouse who frequents the bird feeder outside my classroom windown. If I have run out of food, he sits in the tree and hollers at me until I fill the feeder. I've had to stop teaching and go fill the feeder because he is so demanding.

Tina said...

Absolutely nothing...he is a real sweety and I love to hear their songs in the middle of all this weather..they just sit on a branch in the sun and call out..very nice!!

Kallen305 said...

Wonderful shots of my little pal!! Love the seocnd one where you can really see all of its fabulous feathers.

Bird Girl said...

I love them too, Shelley! Your pictures are so cute!!!

Mike and Lizette's Travels and Thoughts said...

This will be one of many birds for our life list. Something we should see at my Moms new place.

Kelly said...

...a titmouse is my friend's favorite bird. I'm sending her over to your site. I love them too...that first shot is adorable!!!

Leedra said...

You captured his top hat so well. And look at those feet.

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bennie and patsy said...

Our little Titmouse comes for one sunflower seed flyes off to eat it then back for one more.
Patsy

dAwN said...

What a cutie...

fishing guy said...

Shelly: I love this little bird, what a great singer.
I tried to be nice to the Michigan lover but they started it.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I can see why you would like this bird.He is so cute.
Blessings,Ruth

Vickie said...

Adorable photos. They are among my favorites too. I think its those eyes and that 'tufted up' attitude.

Knatolee said...

Wouldn't he like a little Canadian vacation? I offer top-quality seed! :) I am dying to see a tufted titmouse.

jalynn01 said...

This little bird is a mover and you were lucky to get such great shots!

Jenny said...

They are adorable birds, one of those that's full of character. Great photos Shelley, my fav is the third one.

Eve said...

Sweet Titmouse Shelly,
They can be found in my area from time to time but we, in general, don't get them here and I have never had one at my place. :-( But I hope to hear them when I get down south. It's so funny, I was listening to them on my Peterson Multimedia Guide and it says "...Notes similar to those of chickadees, but more nasal, wheezy, and complaining." hahahahah how funny is that and more importantly, what do they have to complain about???!!!

Deborah Godin said...

I love the song, too. They're so sprightly!

The Early Birder said...

They have captured my heart during my visits. FAB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love the Tufted Titmice also, Shelley. They are such busy little birds. They'll fly in, grab a sunflower seed, and then find a place to 'beat' it open!!!! SO much fun to watch!!!!

Thanks for the great photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Natural Moments said...

It looks very loveable to me too.

Jessica said...

I love how friendly mine are. They haven't eaten out of my hands yet but they will land on the feeders when I fill it.

Lanny said...

Oh he's a cutie! I think my favorite bird is the one I'm looking at.

KathyB. said...

I remember when I lived in Virginia how thrilled I was to see cardinals and tufted titmice at the feeder. They seemed so exotic, and still do. Beautiful photos!

Jayne said...

This is the first year I've had probably six or so coming together to the feeders. I think they were a brood raised last spring. :c)

Nick S said...

I do love those little guys :-)

ramblingwoods.com said...

I too love the little guys and I have heard some 'peter..peter..peter..

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Totally agree! They are really fun birds. That first picture you took is way cute. Nice work, Shelley...course, I'd come to your feeder too if you're putting out Zingerman's pecan cranberry bread!

FIONA said...

What cheerful little birds, and great pix.

Daisy said...

Aw...he is a very cute little guy. :D

Sandy said...

cute cute cute!!

Karol said...

Beautiful bird.

Karol :0)

E said...

Beautiful place to enjoy all your pics. I love them all. They are the best poems of nature. Congratulations, Shelley, thanks for sharing these beauties. Enita