Tufted Titmouse with Sunflower Seed

I recently had the opportunity to capture a beautiful moment in my backyard while photographing birds at my feeder. One bird that caught my attention was the Tufted Titmouse, a small but striking bird with a distinctive tuft of feathers on its head.

As I watched from my deck, I noticed the Tufted Titmouse perched near the feeder, clutching a sunflower seed in its beak. With my camera and lens securely propped up on a bean bag draped over the rail, I aimed my lens and got a photo of this charming little bird.

Tufted Titmouse with Sunflower Seed
Tufted Titmouse with Sunflower Seed

What makes the Tufted Titmouse unique is not just its distinctive feather tuft, but also its behavior. They are known to be quite fearless around humans and will often come quite close to investigate. They are also quite vocal, with a variety of calls and songs that they use to communicate with each other.

In addition, Tufted Titmice have a varied diet that includes insects, berries, and seeds. They are known to cache food, hiding it away in various locations for later consumption. This makes them an important part of the ecosystem, as they help to disperse seeds and control insect populations.

Overall, I was thrilled to capture a moment with this charming and unique bird, and I look forward to seeing more of them in my backyard in the future.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R7
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM


  • Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: March 22, 2023 (09:46 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 1250 (Auto)
  • Focal Length: 500 mm