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Tufted titmouse is bright, bouncy year-round resident

The tufted titmouse is a small crested bird with shiny black eyes that lives in our area all year long and likes to eat suet and sunflower seeds.
The tufted titmouse is a small crested bird with shiny black eyes that lives in our area all year long and likes to eat suet and sunflower seeds.
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This week I am going take a look at the tufted titmouse, one of the bounciest and brightest little birds that will visit your yard. The word “titmouse” is derived from an Old Icelandic word, “titr”, which means “something small.” This is one of the only bird names I have come across that originated in a language other than French, Latin or Greek. In the case of the name “titmouse,” the word “mouse” is actually ...


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