You Have To Be Fast To Photograph The Tufted Titmouse

By | March 16, 2012

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. 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.

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A Tufted Titmouse In My Yard

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Another View Of A Tufted Titmouse

They are more shy when seen at bird feeders; their normal pattern 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)

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

0 thoughts on “You Have To Be Fast To Photograph The Tufted Titmouse

  1. Miriam

    It might be hard to do, but you make it look easy!

  2. judi king

    You captured the things I love about the tufted titmouse; it’s whispy feathers, and beautiful gray mouse colors. I do so love how fast they are and how they sprint from tree to tree.
    Great capture!

  3. Raden Adams

    You have described the challenge of capturing this little bird perfectly. I have several all around my feeders also but they are so very quick.