Monday, February 22, 2010

Titmouse Again

Not much going on on the birding front. There are a lot of the same-old-same-olds - Robins, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, etc. - but the less prolific birds seem to be hiding. I haven't seen any White-throated or American Tree Sparrows lately, and while we've been hearing Eastern Towhees giving out their "What? What?" from deep in the underbrush, I only know one person who has laid an eye on one.

Which is my long-winded way of saying that yesterday's bi-weekly bird walk was a bust. We sort of knew it would be; this time of year is traditionally the birding doldrums. So instead of heading out on an adventure, we stayed at the Norman Bird Sanctuary and wandered on some of the trails there. Aside from the usual Song Sparrows, Cardinals, and Blue Jays, the only notable birds we saw were a pair of Gold-crowned Kinglets. And no, I didn't get any pictures; Kinglets are tiny perpetual motion machines, and these were doing their flittering little dance well out of camera range.

So down at Ballard Park later, just like the previous Sunday I had a Tufted Titmouse actually hang out close by for a while, this time even staying in one tree rather than hopping back and forth between several. So for a second week in a row my sole Sunday birding subject is a Tufted Titmouse. Hey, at least they're cute!

© 2010 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. I wouldn't be disappointed with that tufted titmouse at all : neither as a photograph (s) nor as a subject.

  2. titmice (is that the plural of titmouse?) always bring a smile to this mouse!!!

    lovely photos!!

    I'm always pleased when one comes to visit!

  3. You're a modern day Audubon, y'know that don't you? Simply wonderful!