The Travels of Tug 44

Tufted Titmouse

The Tufted Titmouse is a cute little gray and white birdie with a little bit of peach color on their sides and they wear a little pointy hat which can also lay down. The adults have a black spot on their forehead.   high-res

The Tufted Titmouse is an insect eater during nesting season and summer, and it switches to seeds in winter. It is able to store seeds like my sunflower seeds in woodpecker holes in trees. Usually they grab a single sunflower seed and carry it off to their storage hole, but sometimes they will stand on it and hammer it with their beak to get the shell off.   high-res

The Tufted Titmouse nests in old woodpecker holes in trees, and they line that hole with animal fur. They usually get that animal hair by yanking it right out of live animals ... they fly in fast, land on the animal and yank and then they are gone before the animal can harm them. The slow moving possums are a favorite for this.   high-res

That little spot of peach color on their sides does tend to wear off as they brush against vegetation etc. But it grows back as feathers are replaced.   high-res

This very soggy Tufted Titmouse is busily earning a living in the rain, as all birds must do.   high-res

The Tufted Titmouse - a winter storage expert.

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