Tufted-Titmouse -The mighty mouse of the bird world

The Tufted-Titmouse is one of the four primary birds at our feeders right now. I added a Cardinal mix with black oil seed to draw them in to the feeders. This variety was another early discovery for me. When a Titmouse finds a large seed, you will see it carry to a perch and crack it with sharp whacks of its bill. It will perform this duty again and again. They are eternally entertaining to watch. They hang sideways at times while on the feeder. The Tufted-Titmouse have large black eyes and a brushy crest that cannot be missed.

We are looking to add color at the feeders but if I had one feathery fellow to choose for pure entertainment value, the Tufted-Titmouse would be it. They carry on and argue with one another. Spend more time running each other off than they do actually eating.

Updated July 15th, 2012, several new photos. The House Sparrows moved aside for the return of the Tits. These little guys dart in and out so fast, one has to be quick with the shutter.

Tufted-Titmouse on top of feeder

Tufted-Titmouse on top of feeder

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: X-S1
  • Taken: 15 July, 2012
  • Focal length: 90.4mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/280s

Tufted-Titmouse on large feeder

Tufted-Titmouse on large feeder

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: X-S1
  • Taken: 16 June, 2012
  • Focal length: 132.3mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Leave a Reply