Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tufted Titmouse

I might as well do a series of photos - "Birds with Crests." The photo below (11-14-09) is a Tufted Titmouse. It was the only time I witnessed it visiting my home-made open bird feeder, which I put up in October of 2009. He hung around for a morning and I never saw it again. Judging by the size of the morsel in his beak, he must have had enough to eat, then moved on. They generally stick around these parts for the winter, but I never saw another one until late in May at Kishwaukee Springs Forest Preserve.


Anonymous said...

I am loving all of your birds...I have seen so many that I have never seen before - and this guy is no exception! I love the punk hair do! :)

Wander said...

We've been seeing a dozen or more of them in the woods at my farm in West Central, IL for the last 2 years. They seem to stay through the Winter.