black-crested titmouse

Songbirds –

I made this birdfeeder and hung it a cottonwood tree in my backyard.  I made it with my little sister.  It wasn’t hard, all we did was cut up some wood boards and cut a little bit of wire and we worked together on it for maybe two days.  Birdfeeders attract songbirds and all kinds of other birds and animals.

This bird is a Black-Crested Titmouse, aren’t they pretty?  Their call is peter, peter, peter.  A pair of them nested in a bird box we made in the spring one year.  Their eggs are white with red-brown speckles.  I kept some eggs shells and feathers when they left.  I keep stuff like that all the time.

We get lots of other birds on the feeder like woodpeckers, chickadees, thrashers and sparrows.  My favorite is the redheaded House Finch. So many birds come that we have to refill the birdfeeder almost every other day.  My sister is creating her own birdfeeder and she is going to paint it and decorate it with feathers and acorn caps.

I’m sure there is a good reason they are called ‘titmouse’, but I don’t know it.

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