Well, look what I saw outside my window today!!
I did actually see two, but was only quick enough to snap this single poor photo. I haven't seen a Tufted Titmouse in my yard for 2 years.
Since I didn't go deer hunting, I was home almost the entire day. I was amazed at all the bird activity going on out at the birdfeeders. I put clean water in all the birdbaths too and they really liked that!
I also saw this white-breasted nuthatch on the suet log hanging from my deck.
I finished washing the dining room windows and put out the small window feeder that I used for feeding mealworms to the chickadees last winter. It took the chickadee less than 1 hour to arrive for worms. I wonder if this was the same chickadee who visited last year? Or did it just happen to notice the worms in the dish from its perch in the nearby crabapple tree?
I love to watch the chickadees take these worms. Sometimes they try to get 2 or 3 worms into that tiny beak (and some of those mealworms are pretty big and quite squirmy!)
They're such adorable little birds.
Last year I tried holding the cup in my hand out on the windowsill. The chickadees were a little more apprehensive about that, but finally their hunger won out over their fear and they would land on the cup while I was holding it. Almost as much fun as hand-feeding hummingbirds!
Next Saturday the Project Feederwatch season begins (I don't think it's too late if you still want to sign up). I hope all this bird activity continues throughout the winter. I had a lot of good birds to report last year, and I'm optimistic this year will be as good or even better