Sunday, May 11, 2008

Birds in the Garden: Picture of a Tufted Titmouse Nest

April 29, 2008: Recently, I noticed some birds flying in and out of the children's playhouse. Upon closer observation, it appears that a pair of tufted titmouses or titmice have built a nest in the framing of the fort against the wall. Interestingly, the nest is oriented horizontally, not vertically, as I am used to seeing in a tree. My husband took this picture head-on (not top-down) without a flash last weekend, but we haven't been back in recently to avoid disturbing them.


Jane Marie said...

This is very interesting. What a treated for your kids to be able to watch this also.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

How cool is this. I have several nest boxes in the garden hoping for titmouse or chickadees to reside but none have taken up residence here. The house wrens make nests in several of them. I guess they don't want the other birds in their territory.

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