Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Wild Birds: A Titmouse Story

He fluttered outside the window scratching gently against the glass.

He could see his shadow and there were times I could literally see his breath on the window.

All the while he sang at the top of this lungs.

Just stared and sang!
(yes, the windows need washed)

Occasionally he would fly to the nearby wisteria vines and still he kept singing.
 
This little Titmouse has entertained us for about eight days. He constantly sings to his reflection in the bay window. The second day he never left the area. Since then he has visited at least once a day happily singing to his reflection.
I took over fifty shots of this little guy so you'll see more of him next week with an update if he's still around.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday.

39 comments:

Karen Frost said...

He's a cutie! How nice of him to come and visit and give you a little song, too! Great shots, Carletta! xx

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

awww, so cute. i love the hanging on the window shots... so funny. birds around here do the same thing. i wonder what they are looking for? silly little things. ha. ha!! ( :

Linley S said...

How delightful Carletta, such a poser for the camera

Leave It To Davis said...

Maybe he needs glasses. He might be trying to woo himself....thinking he's a female and that she's the prettiest thing he's ever seen. Poor bird...he's doomed to a broken heart and poor eyesight. Where's Dr. Doolittle? We need to send him there so he can get fitted with some tiny specs.

TexWisGirl said...

he's adorable! but obviously confused. :)

Linda said...

What a lovely bird, Carletta! How sweet.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Oh goodness. He is so cute! The titmouse seems to be a fun little character. Your pics are great!

Karen said...

Oh what a cutie! I think maybe he is serenading that lovely reflection he sees, not realising its his own!!

don said...

A fine series of this cute bird. Your description of his actions add much to the pictures. I'm glad he sings so much.

kelley jensen said...

how fun for you.

EG CameraGirl said...

I would very much like to see a titmouse in person! They are so cute!

Mama Zen said...

How funny! Fabulous shots!

Dimple said...

The first shot is great! I love the motion of the wings...
We had a young gray jay fly from window to window last fall, before it learned it couldn't get in. It was quite entertaining! I think I have seen it with its mate two or three times this spring, and I expect to see other young ones to come to the suet later on...

Gary said...

That is so incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

judi/Gmj said...

how sweet! love your battenburg lace too!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Color me green with envy here...on two accounts...the bird serenading you all for over a week...AND having a wisteria!!

Brian King said...

These are awesome! Love the wing motion in the first one!

HansHB said...

What a cutie!
Great photos!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful to see Carletta... so like my little BlueTits...

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful~

eileeninmd said...

Funny, he is seeing his competition! Great story and photos, Carletta!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos, especially the wings in motion! How interesting that he keeps coming back to sing to his own reflection. I would've thought he'd realize it wasn't a real bird.

Red said...

Sounds like this guy is going after a mate! Yes, he certainly provides entertainment with his frantic efforts.

mick said...

Great photos and lovely to see this little bird so close.

Betsy Adams said...

He must have a nest nearby --and he's protecting the Mama and babies from that other bird in the glass... A Bluebird did that here one year --but didn't do it at all this year so far.. We've also had a Robin doing that during the breeding season... They are very protective!!!! Glad you are enjoying the Titmouse!!! Hope you see the babies soon.

Hugs,
Betsy

Carole M. said...

oh how beautiful that bird and your photographs of

Linda said...

Great shots! He's a cute little guy!

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

He's a cute little guy. My budgies sang to their reflections too.

Stewart M said...

I do like the first shot - we have a species of bird - a miner - that attacks its own reflection in car wing mirrors in a local car park.

Cheers - and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Dave said...

adorable fella - well captured and perfect for WBW

imac said...

Wonderful captures - real cute too.

Ken Schneider said...

Great action and interesting observations.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

How nice. What kind of bird is he?

To sing it must be nice. Too bad you can not video his singing.

I have never seen one like this.

Great takes.

i stora drag said...

Oh, such sweet photos of this little fellow! Maybe he has been in love with his mirror picture? :)
Thanks for your comment!
/Pia

Jeanne said...

We had a cardinal that did the same thing at our patio door a few years ago. We couldn't figure out what he was after. Tufted titmouse is such a pretty bird. Great pics!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Robins and Woodpeckers are so bad about doing this to our windows. Some do not make the hit, but most do~

Rose said...

What a wonderful thing to happen...and I bet he has provided hours and hours of joy to you!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh he's so darn adorable. We once had a robin who kept trying to get at his reflection in our deck door...but your titmouse is so much cuter ..and sings so much more beautifully.

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