A Bobby Vinton Titmouse

Sunday, March 25, 2012,

Here are a couple of shots of another Tufted Titmouse I encountered at Morton Refuge. These guys are generally gray or slate-colored but in this light, this one almost appears to be blue. These are very engaging little birds, only marginally larger than Chickadees, but a bit shyer. Still, once they give you a good once-over, (sometimes it’s a twice-over), they are one of the species of birds that will accept sunflower seeds from your hand at Morton. That such fragile beings could come to trust creatures such as us is, to me, nothing less than amazing. JK