They’re Titmouses, not Titmice


Catchy title to get your attention.  I was sitting here trying to decide what to post about.  I have been idle, just goofing off for the past week or so.  Time to write, but what to write about.  Time for the old “throw the dart trick”.  I threw the dart, it bounced off the wall and fell to the floor.  So much for that deal. So I flipped a coin, and it came up Titmouse.  Don’t ask…..

I haven’t written about Titmouses, not Titmice, in quite some time, maybe never.  I don’t recollect.  Anyway here in the west we have the Black-crested Titmouse, and in the east they have the Tufted Titmouse.  Same bird except the difference in the tufted little crown.  It’s grey in the east, by the way.  The dividing line is somewhere around the center of Texas, and you’ll see each of them around there.  To be truthful, they don’t go any farther west.  Hmmm..

I dug through the old archives;  actually old files, but I like to call them archives.  It sounds more impressive, don’t ya think?  You would think from that, they are carefully stored for generations to come.  Not.  I actually just file them away in my image file, where they may or may not get lost, depending on how careful I am with tagging them.

In those archives, I found these images that you might enjoy.

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse being hassled by a Black-throated Hummingbird.

Black-crested Titmouse being hassled by a Black-chinned Hummingbird.

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

Black-throated Titmouse

Black-crested Titmouse

And there you have it.  My best collection of Titmouses.  I need to get out more.  I need to sharpen that dart, too.

Click on any image to see an enlargement.