The Tufted Titmouse is a small gray bird with a loud voice that echoes through the forest that it inhabits. They are frequent visitors to feeders. In our yard, we have the best of both worlds. With a large lot filled with trees, there is plenty of cover for the titmouse to build nests and have plenty of food in the feeders. We have a water feature in the backyard located where all the trees are maturely grown and they tend to build nests for the next generation. This fountain gives them a place to drink and bathe.
On the feeder, they will pick out a large seed, carry it to a perch and crack it open using their black stout beak. They will whack in over and over until it opens. They prefer sunflower seeds, but will eat suet, peanuts and other seeds. They are only found in the eastern to central parts of the United States.
This is my first time participating in April Blogging from A-Z Challenge. As a birder and photographer, I will be sharing a new bird with you every day. I host a weekly photo challenge called Bird Weekly and would love for you to stop by anytime. Join in if that is your thing too.