CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
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.”
Acorn is from a Florida Native Plant: LAUREL OAK; DIAMOND OAK (Quercus laurifolia)
From February 2015: