Monday, April 7, 2008

Tufted Titmouse

I was walking along the Cuyahoga River gathering pictures for a new post that is coming soon. I heard a beautiful song as a bird was putting on quite a chorus to attract the opposite sex. There were another couple on the path and they could hear the song but couldn't tell where it was. I pointed out the little bird and had no idea what it was. I didn't remember seeing it before but when I looked closely at it on the computer, I said to myself Tufted Titmouse. Where that name came from I have no idea for I'm not a birder. Maybe my camera is telling me differently. This little guy jumped from branch to branch giving me a lot of angles at about 30 foot up. It is very easy with the Internet to confirm or deny your thoughts and I'm sure what it is with the top notch, gray on top, white on the bottom and rust on the side. What a beautiful song the male sings.
Here the rust color is very clear on its sides.
I have recently seen Blue Jays, Cardinals - male and female, and Red Winged Blackbirds but they leave before I can get a picture. thankfully this one was cooperative.

2 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Nice shots. You have a sharp eye and ears as well! Everytime I see a feathered friend, he flies away before I get out my camera!

Kerri said...

The Tufted Titmouse is one of my very favorite birds....but I could probably say that about all birds. I posted one today!