Monday, September 29, 2008

Bird of the Week - lV

This week's "Bird of the Week" is the Tufted titmouse. This small, gray songbird has a short tuft on its head and and its black eye is prominent in its pale gray face. The male and female look alike. It's song is a loud, whistled "peter, peter, peter, peter" and is one of the first bird songs of spring. The tufted titmouse eats insects and seeds. The tufted titmouse is a common backyard visitor, frequenting feeders in the winter and nesting in holes in trees.
To learn more about the Tufted titmouse and to hear it's song, click on this link:
Photo taken from Cornell's All About Birds.

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