Hello nature enthusiasts! I am back with some thrilling updates on the Tufted Titmouse family that has made its home in one of my birdhouses. If you recall, on July 10, 2023, I shared an exciting blog post “Discover the gripping tale of the Tufted Titmouse’s struggle against House Sparrow intrusion in their nesting territory.” If you missed it, you can catch up by clicking on this link (Tufted Titmouse’s Triumph Over House Sparrows) .

But the story doesn’t end there! On July 7, 2023, I was fortunate enough to witness another noteworthy event and shared it in a blog post on July 11th titled “Tufted Titmouse Brings Food For Their Young.” The adult Tufted Titmouse was seen diligently bringing food to nourish their hungry offspring.

Today, I have some fresh photos to share that provide a glimpse into the ongoing activities of this fascinating avian family. The first photo captures the adult Tufted Titmouse continuing its caring role, as it still brings food to the young ones. It’s truly heartwarming to witness the parents’ dedication to their growing brood.

Tufted Titmouse Continuing To Bring Food

Tufted Titmouse Continuing To Bring Food

In the second photo, you can see one of the adult Tufted Titmice removing a fecal sac. Now, you might be wondering, what is a fecal sac? Well, birds, just like many other animals, have a way of keeping their nests clean. After feeding their chicks, adult birds often collect their waste in a neat package called a fecal sac. By removing these sacs from the nest, the parents help maintain a clean and healthy environment for their growing chicks.

Tufted Titmouse Removing Fecal Sac

Tufted Titmouse Removing Fecal Sac

Based on these observations, it won’t be long until the young Tufted Titmice take flight and leave the cozy confines of their nest. As they grow stronger and more independent, they will gradually venture out into the world, exploring their surroundings and learning to fend for themselves. It’s an exciting time, full of new discoveries and challenges for these fledglings.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to witness and document these precious moments in the lives of these beautiful birds. Each day brings new surprises and insights into the wonders of nature. Stay tuned for further updates on this amazing Tufted Titmouse family, as we eagerly await their next adventure!

Until then, keep exploring and cherishing the incredible wildlife around you.

Warm regards,
Steve Creek
Wildlife Photographer

Equipment Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical Details: First Photo

  • Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 17, 2023 (07:14 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/640
  • ISO: 10000 (Auto)
  • Exp. Comp.: +0.7
  • Focal Length: 500 mm