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Oct 15, 2012, 3:55:53 PM
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Tufted Titmouse by Ryser915 Tufted Titmouse by Ryser915
Although I do photograph them quite a bit, I often neglect the common birds when posting photos online. This is a Tufted Titmouse, as I'm sure many of you with bird feeders in your yards already know. They have quite the personality, and will band together with other titmice and other species to vigorously attack roosting owls and raptors. It's hard to take a walk through the eastern deciduous forest without hearing and/or seeing dozens of these birds. The tufted Titmouse is a cavity nester, and due to the fact that they are unable to make their own holes in trees, they nest almost exclusively in abandoned woodpecker cavities (although they will nest in boxes as well). Titmice often line their nests with hair, often plucked right off of living animals! This particular bird was trying to pull an acorn off a tree, hovering next to the branch while doing so. This is my first image of this species in flight (out of approximately 500 (!) images of this species).

Back Bay Fens
Boston, Massachusetts

October 15, 2012
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swashbuckler Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Super in flight capture. I'm faving (or at least I should!) your whole gallery - I am amazed.
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RB67ProS Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Wonderful and excellent photo! :thumbsup:
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Miyeong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Wonderful photo of Tufted Titmouse!
Well done!~
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cmdesigns1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Beautiful pic
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the beautiful green blurred background and the amazing detail on the bird. Awesome flight shot. Impressive work, was an instant fav for me :wow:
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CASPER1830 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I took photos of a bird very similar to this yesterday. He was very friendly. Does the tufted titmouse have any distinguishing features? I am trying to determine what the bird is that I photographed.
Great shot!
P.S. if it helps any he caught a cricket and ate it in front of me. I was only a few feet from him but he didn't care!
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natureguy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent shot Ryan!
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thestargazer23 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent capture!
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Tsukiyomi98Tenshi Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice shot!
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