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On March 17th, 2009, a Tufted Titmouse came to our feeder for the first time but if it has returned, we have not seen it...
I am glad that I shot more than one picture of it when it made its rare appearance and I decided to combine two pictures which I stitched together in a diptych.for this page.
A picture I posted in 2009 of the Titmouse and the story I wrote about it, is at the following link..
Here is a description of the Tufted Titmous found in my North American, Wildlife book from Reader's Digest:
Length 5 ½-6 inches
What to look for: gray with buffy flanks; gray crest (black in Texas). Habitat: deciduous forests, cypress swamps, pine woods, wooded bottom lands, orchards, suburbs.
Long regarded as a southern species, the Tufted Titmouse has been spreading northward in recent years. Now these tame, confiding birds are familiar visitors at feeders from Michigan to New England. Their ringing song varies; usually it is a rapid two note whistle--pe-ter, pe-ter. Titmice are relatives of the chickadees, and this species has a number of chicadeelike calls. In the West, the Plain Titmouse (Parus inornatus), which lacks the buffy flanks of the Tufted actually does call tsick-a-dee-dee.
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