Tiny but Tough

The tiny Tufted Titmouse is one of those birds that everyone seems to love.


Fast and furtive, they tend to dart in for a quick bite to eat and then disappear back to the branches, which can make getting a clear photo a bit of a challenge.  I managed to get a shot of this fellow as he popped in for a peanut…


…but by the time I could fire off a second shot, I was left with a blur of fleeing feathers.


Often, my best chance at capturing them in a picture is when they stop in for a drink, like this little guy did the other day.


He took a few sips, and then had his drinking rudely interrupted by a gust of wind that almost knocked him off the dish.


He flew to a nearby branch to regain his balance, and then turned into the wind with a rather determined expression.  Seems he wasn’t finished with his drink and wasn’t about to be bullied by the breeze.

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Then, sure enough, he flew back to the water dish and sat and sipped until he was satisfied.


Guess these little birds are tiny but tough.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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15 Responses to Tiny but Tough

  1. Jodi says:

    love them! 🙂

  2. Mary says:

    Beautiful birds – right up there with Chickadees on my favourite list. Nice photos – thanks for sharing.

  3. bkcitta says:


  4. Terrific shots, what a cutie!

  5. aussiebirder says:

    Gorgeous shots of a gorgeous triple T, Kathy!

  6. Trail Walker says:

    Count me in as a fan of the TT. Super pictures, Kathy.

  7. Sheila Moss says:

    These birdies sure put on a show. Love the pictures. They give me my bird-watching fix until Spring.

  8. Snehal Kank says:

    He is just adorable 😍

  9. Riona says:

    Hello ! I have seen them stashing their booty into tree bark. Also, have you seen many Carolina Wrens lately ? I have one am trying to get peanuts to. Thanks

    • kathydoremus says:

      I too have seen them hiding the booty! And yes indeed, the little Carolina Wrens have been busy hopping about. Mine grab peanuts, but love Bark Butter. 🙂

  10. LeafyPineFlowers says:


  11. Love your bird pics! They are beautiful.

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