Four months ago, when I put out the first fistful of seed in my new backyard, the Tufted Titmice were the first birds to arrive. I use the plural purposefully, because it wasn’t just one…or two…or even ten that showed up…it was a whole host of them. And they have been a constant fixture ever since!
The picture below was taken December 17th, the day we moved in.
And this next one was taken earlier this month.
These lovely little birds typically stay in one general area their whole lives, and are quite family oriented, with last year’s youngsters often sticking around to help care for this year’s little ones. And speaking of little ones, since several of the backyard bird houses have Titmice as their residents, I am expecting new batches of baby birds any day now!