A small energetic bird, the Tufted Titmouse tends to evade my camera more often than not. With a clear echoing voice, it flits through the bushes in our backyard. Then, unexpectedly, it drops to the feeder to snatch a sunflower seed before hastily retreating to a secluded branch to crack open its prize.
“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” ~Bill Bradley
10 thoughts on “Tufted Titmouse”
beautiful – they always seem to know you want to photograph them…
They are indeed very alert little birds.
Stellar photos! I adore the little Tit-Mouse and have tons of them at my feeders.
Thanks! They are amazing little birds. I’ve found that you have to have the camera focused and ready to shoot when the Titmouse comes to the feeder, because the second it picks up a seed, it is gone. 🙂
You’ve got this down!
I have fun trying! 🙂
I don’t think we get these up our way.Looks like a type of Jay?
They would be quick & hard to shoot I bet.
It is a smaller bird than a jay — in the same family as the chickadee. It is slightly larger than a chickadee and has the added crest. They tend to be very quick and skittish. They live in our area year round
Checked with my friend who is a expert with birds.We defiantly do not get these guys up our way. Guess they like warmer climes.
Yes, they are southern woodland birds, though I understand they have expanded northward to some degree over the past few years.