Feeder birds.

visitors again!

these cute titmice come in this tree every morning.

ID please!birds at feeder.

we put up our suet feeders in the winter,and then we participate in the great backyard bird count.In febuarary

Titmice/woodpecker nest that survived the first brood:the 2nd brood:chicks got eaten by a snake):sad.

Fledged titmice

Drying off

Excitement on my Windowsill—Ansel attacking his reflection, a male Northern Cardinal eating, and a Carolina Wren entering my nest box for the first time!

Ansel flew to my window AGAIN and attacked his reflection. FOR 30 MINUTES. AND HE’S STILL HERE!!!
He won’t stop even through I drew highlighter on the outside of my window to break up his reflection. This time I’m even more sure it’s territorial aggression because another Tufted Titmouse flew up and he didn’t attack it. I’m guessing she’s Ansel’s mate. While I was videoing, a male Northern Cardinal came to eat and a Carolina Wren entered my nest box! This is the first time a bird has entered that nest box.
Ansel still will not leave though. What will make him stop attacking his reflection in my window sill!?

Territorial Aggression?

4/7/2021— This Tufted Titmouse woke me up at 8:00 AM to loud chirping and banging outside my window.
Recently, I put out a nest box on my window sill. In case my presence would deter birds from nesting in it, I applied 1-way window-film. Unfortunately, it blocks sunshine from entering my room and it’s reflective on the outside.
I believe this Titmouse was attacking his reflection, thinking it was a rival bird. (I decided to name him “Ansel,” which means “protecter.”)
I drew highlighter on the window to get him to stop, but he hasn’t come back yet so I’m not sure whether it worked or not.
I do have a bird feeder on my windowsill as well, but, since Tufted Titmouse nesting season is beginning, I figured it was probably more likely he was attacking things to protect his nesting territory or claim a new one.
Will birds attack anywhere on their territory or only near their nest? Does he want my new birdhouse?

Tufted Titmouse In Nestbox

A pair of Titmice nesting in a Bluebird nestbox.

Fall Birds Feast!

I refilled the feeder and ten minutes later . . they feast!

First Titmouse Nest for Me

Shocked! i was not expecting this!

The eastern bluebirds first brood had 4 eggs so I thought they would have 3 for there second brood put the mother surprised me with a fourth egg wow! This made my day

Tufted Titmouse Nest Underway

Tufted Titmouse nest underway inside nest box built according to NestWatch’s plans for Great Crested Flycatcher. 🙂 Titmouse have been going in and out of the box for at least a week now. This box has gone unused for two previous nesting seasons.

May 3, 2020-spring birds!

Titmouse feeding in tree cavity. I can hear the chicks- both parents feeding.
Tree swallows already have best, but now getting busy.

baby tufted titmice (rare in our location!)

Partially Feathered Tufted Titmouse Babies

Looking down into a nest box of a Tufted Titmouse pair. There were 6 partially feathered young. Five are easy to spot and the sixth one is hidden under a piece of a leaf.

Titmouse buries her head in nest

Wanted a picture of a Titmouse nest to show on another website to compare Titmouse to Sparrow. (Eggs look similar) Tapped on box, surprised when I opened Momma stayed ion but buried her head in her nest so she couldn’t see me!

BATH TIME

PHOTO IMAGES EXTRACTED FROM VIDEO TAKEN IN MY YARD AT MY BIRDBATH. YOUNG EASTERN BLUEBIRDS REMAIN IN THE AREA AFTER HATCHING, THEY ARE JOINED BY A CARDINAL, CAROLINA CHICKADEE AND TUFFED TITMOUSE. 1ST TIME I HAVE EVER OBTAINED FOOTAGE OF 4 DIFFERENT BIRDS ATTENDING THE BATH AT THE SAME TIME. THE CARDINAL EVENTUALLY BULLIED THE OTHERS AWAY.

Tufted Titmouse nest

Tufted Titmice shortly before they fledged

Tufted Titmouse Nest in Birdhouse

Tufted Titmouse nest with one hatch-ling and two unhatched eggs. Mother had just left the box.

Five Tufted Titmouse Nestlings

photo taken on 4.20.17

Feeding Time

I followed an idea I found on Facebook, hollowing out an orange and filling with peanut butter, orange pulp ad bird seed. Five minutes later, we had countless visitors to our home made feeder.

Ready to fledge Tufted Titmouse chicks

This brood of 8 Tufted Titmice chicks fledged over several days. The first 2 fledged on 05/22, the second 2 fledged the next day, and by 05/24 it looked like the tired parents were going to push the last 4 out of the nest!

Tufted Titmouse Hatchlings

Eight Tufted Titmouse chicks were hatched on Mother’s Day.

Tufted Titmouse gathering Alpaca Fur for nest

I place a twig grapevine ball out each spring and stuff it with fur I purchase from a local breeder. Titmice and Chickadees especially love the fur!

Tufted Titmouse Chicks

First family in our new home and first NestWatch attempt.

Titmouse

4 Titmouse in an old electrical box.

Tufted Titmouse sitting on Lego Pirate Ship

Picture of a Tufted Titmouse that came into the house through the doggie door and landed on the Lego Pirate Ship.

Tufted Titmouse nest containing runt egg

Tufted Titmice Hatchlings

Easter eggs! (Photo taken on Easter Day)

First egg on April 17, Five by Easter Sunday! This Tufted Titmouse pair discovered our Bluebird box and have made themselves at home.

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse Telephone Pole Nest

A pair of tufted titmice have built a nest in a metal 1/2 pipe attached to the side of a telephone pole, opening about 7ft above ground level.

Tufted Titmouse

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology