Sunday, October 18, 2009

I found a bird!



Cold weather and lots of bird food seem to help! I was happy to finally have a bird to photograph. Doesn't the tufted titmouse remind you of the Conehead skit of the old Saturday Night Live show? Yep....I'm losing it....

25 comments:

Richard said...

I think you foumd an alien. Great picture. Still looking for my first one.

J said...

You are bang on Shelley, he looks like conehead! Ha Ha!....wait...it's not nice to make fun of birds...is it?

Dorothy said...

Good for you!!! He DOES have a pointy head, but he is cute, for sure! I had two Eastern Bluebirds visit today, and what a thought was a warbler of some kind. I made pictures but still was unable to tell. Have a great new week!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shel, I love that picture of the Tufted Titmouse... It's absolutely one of the cutest pictures I have ever seen of a TT..... Is that ice or snow???? Brrrrr....

We have a freeze warning tonight... The leaves have really changed these past couple of days..

Hugs,
Betsy

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
And what a bird!! This is a very funny and beautiful shot. Why funny because of the look of the bird with this coned head and its attitude!!!

Jayne said...

They are starting to get more active again now with the weather changing. Love the little Titmice and their chattering.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

The good ol' faithful titmouse! Yes, I remember the coneheads!
I just put up 4 new feeders and have already tons of birds, its like they were just waiting for it.

Rural Rambler said...

Great picture of that little guy and yeah he does look like a conehead! We hear titmousies but never see them. We don't feed the birds because the one year we did here I felt we were serving them up as a buffet to the hawks. I just couldn't handle all that "nature taking it's course" right in front of my eyes everyday. We do see nuthatches alot and leave them corn and nuts at the base of a coupe of trees. We have not been seeing all the birds we were, they are hard to come by now.

Eve said...

These guys are a wild bunch too Shelley! Hope you get more birds soon...maybe the redpolls will show up soon!!

Montanagirl said...

Great photo of the Titmouse. Good eye!

BrainWorker said...

Amazing bird with tuft on its head :-)

The Early Birder said...

A Titmouse with attitude. Nice one Shelly. FAB

The Retired One said...

What an adorable bird! I haven't seen a closeup of one before..this is a great shot, Shelley!!

Bird Girl said...

Cutest little conehead I ever did see ;-)

Ginnymo said...

Ha! Ha! He does sort of have a little cone on his head. I have a pair here and they are so cute but very hard to get a shot. They move so fast. Great photo Shelly!!!

Mildred said...

Hi Shelley, Another cute photo! The nice bird photos give me something to look forward to during the cold months.

troutbirder said...

They are so skittish. What a great closeup you got Shelley.

Deb said...

So cute. Tufted titmouse looks like he is wearing his winter touque :-)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Shelly: Truly a beauty, I love the titmouse.

HANNIBAL said...

Great capture! Love the tuft! One of my fav's!

Kelly said...

...such a sweet, sweet bird. Titmice are among our favorites!!

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Shelly..I love the little titmice. We have a pair here that raid the peanut feeder. I am going to have to go back and read about your going back to school...Good luck with that..I don't think I could do homework anymore...Lol. Michelle

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, a conehead alien, but my first thought was "Alfalfa!" (of the Little Rascals). Yup, I'm showing my age today...

Tina said...

Shelley,
You sure did find a GREAT bird..one of my favorites...I finally realized, after many walks where no birds were in site, that where I found the Titmouse and Chickadees I would find fall warblers!! Your shot is adorable and of course so detailed as are all your photos!!

Daisy said...

HA! Coneheads! Yes! I can definitely see that. :D