Tag: tufted titmouse

Apples & Oranges

Last year, the first bird that I saw when I was finally able to travel around our property in a golf cart was an incredibly lovely, yellow female Orchard Oriole. At the time, I didn’t know what it was, and needed some help identifying… Continue Reading “Apples & Oranges”

It’s A Boy! I think.

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to film a female Purple Finch at the platform feeder in the Pond Meadow. You can read about that HERE. While this is a year when it was more possible than other years, it was still an unlikely event… Continue Reading “It’s A Boy! I think.”

Winter Sunshine

Yesterday, I went out to the pastures for the first time in seven days. The weather and work commitments had prevented me from getting outdoors. I really needed it. It is truly my happy place, and it offers me almost a meditative experience. The… Continue Reading “Winter Sunshine”

No Gloves!

After many days of flurries, freezing rain and more rain… finally the sun came. All was well with the world…well, except for the mud. I hate the mud. If I didn’t have several dogs that required time outdoors (in the mud), I wouldn’t have… Continue Reading “No Gloves!”

How To Eat A Peanut – Titmouse Style

Peanuts are a coveted food source at my bird feeders. Many species take advantage of their high fat and protein content. But, not all birds eat them the same way. The Blue Jays and Northern Mockingbirds tend to swallow shelled peanuts, whole. The Red-bellied… Continue Reading “How To Eat A Peanut – Titmouse Style”


Somewhere between the thrill of getting a focused image of a bird I had never seen and today, a transformation has happened. I am still thrilled to encounter a new species and document it through photography. My species total stands at 79 birds I’ve… Continue Reading “Art”

My Current Fav

In earlier posts I have questioned the rationale behind a bird’s name. My current favorite bird is no exception. The Tufted Titmouse clearly has an odd moniker. With a bit of research I discovered that the Tufted Titmouse’s name comes from Old English words… Continue Reading “My Current Fav”


The weather hasn’t been as accommodating as it may have been. Rain, high winds and cold temperatures make it challenging to get out to see what’s happening with our avian friends. We were fortunate to get a couple of days of intermittent sun, and… Continue Reading “Birds”

New Species

Every time I see a new species of bird on our property, I get excited, and sometimes awestruck. Who knew that birds of all different types would find us? We live in a very rural area surrounded by thousands of acres of land that… Continue Reading “New Species”