A tufted titmouse looks toward the camera
A tufted titmouse stopped just long enough for me to get a photo.

Tufted titmouse

Tufted titmouses (titmice?) have a unique way of feeding among the birds that visit my feeders. They land at the feeder, grab one seed—usually black sunflower—and immediately retreat to a tree branch to crack it open and eat it. I can get great photos of downy woodpeckers because they just don’t care what goes on around them, but this little bird is a ninja. I recently moved my office downstairs, so I’ve been seeing a lot more of the feeders throughout the day, which gives me more opportunities to snap a photo.

Tufted titmouses (titmice?) have a unique way of feeding among the birds that visit my feeders. They land at the feeder, grab one seed—usually black sunflower—and immediately retreat to a tree branch to crack it open and eat it. I can get great photos of downy woodpeckers because they just don’t care what goes on around them, but this little bird is a ninja. I recently moved my office downstairs, so I’ve been seeing a lot more of the feeders throughout the day, which gives me more opportunities to snap a photo.