Friday, March 20, 2009

Peter the Tufted Titmouse



I've been hearing a lot of "peter, peter, peter" at the log cabin, so then I just figured the Tufted Titmouse was telling me his name. So here's Peter. The other day he thought it was funny to bounce off my head while I was trying to hand feed the chickadees. Perhaps Peter would like to eat out of my hand?!


*P.S. I am headed to the cabin this weekend and will catch up with you on Sunday. Sorry if I've missed some of your blogs lately, it's been crazy at my house since I've been helping my husband with his company as well as managing my own.

34 comments:

BirdingMaine said...

Love it Shelley!

Don't know what I would do if I didn't hear that "Peter, Peter" everyday.

wendy said...

Aww, he is quite handsome!
I just love their "Peter peter peter" call.

NCmountainwoman said...

I do love hearing them call out in the morning.

Have a great time at the cabin.

troutbirder said...

Yup that's his name all right. I have a Peter and a Peterette here. I have guests who come to see and hear them as Titmice are very rare in this state.

The Retired One said...

I have never seen one, much less this close...so thank you for posting that photo....it was great!!!

Chris said...

Excellent Shelley.
He is a very cute guy with very nice colors. I love it too. A good picture.

Mildred said...

Sweet photo of Peter! Wishing you a grand weekend.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We have Tufted calling out "Peter" also. My fav's are the Cardinals--'chipping' at me!!!!

Have a great weekend at the log cabin.
Hugs,
Betsy

jalynn01 said...

What a delightful close up of 'Peter'.. Their call is so loud and happy, you can always pick it out... Signs of Spring!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Have a great wekend and take some time to relax.Good luck feedinf Peter from your hand.
Blessings,Ruth

Abe said...

It is nice to see this beautiful bird. They do want to become familiar.

bennie and patsy said...

They are very friendly little brids. I have been so close I could touch one.
Patsy

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

I didn't realize that PETER PETER PETER was the titmouse! Thanks so much! I loved that picture and I really like that feeder he is on. HAve a great weekend and take bunches of pics!
Beth

Sit A Spell said...

We call them "Tuffy" ...my hubby says I remind him of one...that I'm a Tuffy! I think that's a compliment. : )

I think we all get away from the pc a bit more as the temps warm up!

Bird Girl said...

Nothing 'sweeter, sweeter, sweeter' than your cute little tufted titmous, 'peter, peter, peter'! I bet he will start to eat from your hand! Peer pressure ;-)

Leedra said...

Hope Peter didn't poop right as he bounced off your head. I will watch for that bouncing trick around my yard.

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Sharon said...

Another wonderful picture. Thanks Shelley. Sharon

Tina said...

Wow! what a handsome face that is, lol..he looks like you surprised him..during his peter peter peter.. lol Such a cute picture!! :)
Do hope you have a nice weekend at the cabin!!

Kelly said...

Adorable...what a cute expression on him!

KathyB. said...

We don't get these tufted titmice here.I did not know they called out their name. Great picture.

Kallen305 said...

Peter is adorable!!! Have fun at the cabin!

Jayne said...

He looks as if he's turned towards the sound of your voice and is about to say, "Did you call me?" :c) Have a wonderful weekend!

dAwN said...

Now that is one awesome pose.
How much did you pay pete for that?

Lanny said...

Peter is very cute.

Mary said...

Great shot of Peter :-) How strange...the ones here are named Peter, too! Enjoy your cabin!

MuseSwings said...

Peter is a cutie! I have a cardinal that is always telling me his name is Jimmy.

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, I'm having trouble with blogger reader showing my updated posts. I just posted a photo of my friend's grandbaby and she will be so sad if there are only a few comments. If you go to blogger reader, and click on Nalley Valley rather than the last title listed, you should get the updated post. Thanks you.

RuthieJ said...

What a cute picture! Those little birdies sure have a lot of personality, don't they?

HANNIBAL said...

I love Peter! Can't believe he tapped your head! That would be so cool!

kjpweb said...

That guy is just too cute! So is the bird butt above! :)
Wonderful characters these titmouses!
Cheers, Klaus

Eve said...

Great Peter Shelley.

Sandy said...

Peter has one adorable face!

Daisy said...

He is saying, "Why don't you take a picture, it will last longer." HA!

Joycee said...

Shelly, I love all of the different types of feeders that you have. How do you keep the squirrels from bothering them? I have a couple of feeders that are truly squirrel proof, but the basket style sure would be great for a mix with peanuts and such that so many of the birds love.
Joy C. at grannymountain