Friday, December 2, 2016

New York: Tufted Titmouse makes friends with man offering a snack

NEW YORK -- "On Monday morning at Mendon Ponds Park in Mendon, this Tufted Titmouse looking for a snack in my hand." - Photo by Mike Sargent.

From The Cornell Lab of Ornithology "All About Birds"

A little gray bird with an echoing voice, the Tufted Titmouse is common in eastern deciduous forests and a frequent visitor to feeders.

The large black eyes, small, round bill, and brushy crest gives these birds a quiet but eager expression that matches the way they flit through canopies, hang from twig-ends, and drop in to bird feeders.

When a titmouse finds a large seed, you’ll see it carry the prize to a perch and crack it with sharp whacks of its stout bill.

(Finger - Dec 1, 2016)