Chickadee & Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee found a black oil sunflower seed. Tufted Titmouse ask the Chickadee if there were any seeds left? Chickadee said you have to hunt for them on the rocks below.
Titmouse eating a peanut
The Titmouse's holds their peanuts the same way that Chickadees and Blue Jays hold theirs.
The peanuts that we feed the birds are dry roasted, unsalted peanuts. Because they are better for the birds.
Safety in numbers
If you are a small bird you want to team up with other birds to help each other in finding food. Plus, there are more eyes in a group of birds to help spot larger birds like hawks that may want them for lunch. You increase your odds of surviving the winter by being in a mixed group of birds.
The Chickadees will look up, down and sideways to make sure it is safe before they move most of the time. If they do see a predator, they will sound out alarm calls.
Carolina Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse.
Titmouse shows how to eat a Peanut
Starting in the Fall the titmouse will store away food for the winter months. Hiding its food in trees and other places. Some of the foods that they like are; black oil sunflower seeds, dry roasted unsalted peanuts, insects, and berries.
This Tufted Titmouse is holding its peanut with its feet, so that it can take bites of the nut.
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Tufted Titmouse & Carolina Chickadee
Mr. Titmouse says to Mr. Chickadee, “Do you want to see me do a water trick?” Sure, says, Mr. Chickadee. Titmouse turns his back to Chickadee, and then he put his head down in the water and his tail high up. Titmouse said, “How did you like that trick?” Chickadee said, “Well, that is a good way to cool off.” as he laughs.
Some our of bird takes baths in cooler weather. The photos here were taken late in Oct.
When the young titmouse leaves its nest, its parents will still feed it for a week or two.
It is time for this young titmouse to get its own food. The parents have been showing the young one where to find food and what is good to eat.
In the photos below;the parent is showing young one a peanut, young one thinks that he is going to get fed the nut. Young one has a surprise look on its face when the parent flies off with the nut.