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Tufted Titmouse

Posted on Nov 16, 2015

Entering the holiday season also means that we are getting into feeding season in our yards as our little songbird friends turn to us for an extra snack or two. Are your bird feeders set up and filled with food yet? The Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) is one of the more curious, frequent and friendly backyard birds, looking to drop down on feeders for a big sunflower seed to take and crack apart. The species also hoards food, taking some of what you put out and storing it somewhere for later. Who knows, maybe you were planning a winter vacation – they want to be prepared! If you ever wonder why one is trying to look inconspicuous while pecking away at a windowsill or the siding of your house it may actually be trying to shove a snack in a hiding place.

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator