Birds - Gary Cook

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse. This pretty little bird is a familiar sight in my home state of Ohio. Its main habitat is deciduous woodlands but it is also a common sight at garden feeders. Like many of the smaller species the Tufted Titmouse has a mixed diet, feeding on insects and seeds. At my home they are especially frequent visitors in the winter, queuing up in the trees for their turn at the feeder. The bird in this photograph has the traces of ice on its beak after taking a drink from a heated water bowl. The temperature was only 10 F, so keeping a water supply free of ice for the birds is an important resource for their well being.