The Tufted Titmouse Is One Of My Favorites!

The Tufted Titmouse Is One Of My Favorites!

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Tufted Titmouse

This cutie I’ll usually see with its cousin the chickadee. They always seem to be flying aound the trees together. In the fall and winter the Titmice will hoard food just like chickadees do… They will visit bird feeders and take one seed at a time, then take the shell off and hide it in a storage site somewhere within 130 feet of the feeder.

You can find them in the eastern US. They will nest in tree holes, using nests left behind by woodpeckers or they’ll use natural holes. You might also see them nesting in a nest box, I had one in a Blue Bird house one year.

Their diet consists mostly of seeds and insects. In the summer caterpillars are the favored prey, but they’ll also eat bees, beetles and many other insects. In the winter seeds, berries and nuts are what they eat the most.

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