Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)

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There were several titmice flitting from Wax Myrtle to Magnolia to Saltbush ultimately landing in the laurel oak where they snagged some acorns.

“Tufted Titmice eat mainly insects in the summer, including caterpillars, beetles, ants and wasps, stink bugs, and treehoppers, as well as spiders and snails. Tufted Titmice also eat seeds, nuts, and berries, including acorns and beech nuts. Experiments with Tufted Titmice indicate they always choose the largest seeds they can when foraging.”

Learn: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Tufted_Titmouse/id

Acorn is from a Florida Native Plant: LAUREL OAK; DIAMOND OAK (Quercus laurifolia)

Sitting in the oak.

Sitting in the oak.

From February 2015:

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1 comment
  1. I love these birds! I had a pair visit me for just one winter up North. I am excited to see these birds here in Florida. Now that I have a little cracker house, I can make a bird garden! Can’t wait to see what visits.

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