Tufted Titmouse Bird Through Rolled Glass

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© Andrea Petersen
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I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Psalms 77: 6

A song bird, Tufted Titmouse
Came last night outside of our house
To whistle two notes of "pe-ter, pe-ter."
Today he communed on the feeder.
He said he didn't want to miss,
Singing Happy birthday to my sis.

Poetry by me, AJP

I am delighted the Tufted Titmouse hopped on the feeder this morning. He arrived early last evening to sit in the brush under the window..At that time he was watching the other birds eat...

We had not seen this species around since 2009 ...What makes it more special is that it is my sister Bonnie's birthday today...She is a retired Music Teacher...Of course I had to tell her this morning on the phone about this cute little song bird when I wished her a happy birthday.

Here is what I read about the Tufted Titmouse in my Reader's Digest North American Wildlife Book.

"Their ringing songs 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 chickadee like calls."


Camera Model Nikon D 7000
Focal length 105mm
F-Number F/5.6
Exposure Time 1/200 sec.
ISO Speed ...ISO 400
Exposure Program Shutter Priority

12 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    I love this Andrea. This little bird is one of my fav's, great image!

  • Susan Garrett

    Susan Garrett gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    I ♥ Tufted Titmice, so cute!!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (11 Oct 2012):

    So beautiful!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    Such a beautiful bird, I love the lighting and tones in this great capture! .. wish we had them here, too

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (11 Oct 2012):

    My, what big eyes you have, little guy! Beautiful job on this Andrea! I love the warmth in the colors.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    Lovely !

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    A handsome fellow and a handsome shot! Happy Birthday to your sister.

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    Thanks for posting another bird love them all

  • Edith O'Dell

    Edith O'Dell gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    Thanks for posting another bird love them all

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    Beautiful portrait here! Very cute.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Oct 2012):

    What a beautiful photo of this little bird. I am sure that it thrilled your sister about you saying the bird sang Happy Birthday to her : )

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (17 Oct 2012):

    He's a cutie pie.

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