The Tufted Titmouse will come into my feeders and grab a sunflower seed and then it will carry it to a perch and crack it with sharp whacks of its stout bill.
I don’t like taking photos of birds on my feeders so trying to photograph this fast bird on a limb is difficult sometimes. Most of the time I will hear the high, whistled peter-peter-peter song well before I see the bird which helps me to get ready.
Having lots of other birds at the feeder also helps because the Tufted Titmouse has to wait a second to find an opening to be able to grab a seed. I try to place a limb in the right spot for it to land on and then keep my fingers crossed that it does.
They are more shy when seen at bird feeders; their normal pattern there is to scout the feeder from the cover of trees or bushes, fly to the feeder, take a seed, and fly back to cover to eat it. (Wikipedia)
- Aperture: ƒ/4
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D
- Focal length: 500mm
- ISO: 640
- Shutter speed: 1/400s