Other birds of interest included: Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawks, Belted Kingfisher, 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo, and 4 Wood Ducks flying over. I also saw a female Purple Finch.The white eyebrow was visible, but it was a distant view.
Here are a couple of interesting facts about this bird:
- Their song(chick-a-dee-dee) is one of the most complex vocalizations in the animal kingdom. It serves as a contact call, an alarm call, to identify an individual, or to indicate recognition of a particular flock.
- They can remember where they hid their food for up to 28 days! I can't remember for that long (of course I wouldn't want it after 28 days).
- They can drop their temperature by about 10-12 degrees Celsius at night to conserve energy.
- They have a definite pecking order within a flock.
The Tufted Titmouse seems to be a little bit lest trusting than the chickadees. They are fun birds to have around as well though.They make a lot of interesting sounds. Many times, they fool me with their sounds, making me think they're another bird.
Here are a few facts about the Tufted Titmouse:
- Most individuals spend their entire life within an area of just a couple of miles.
- They only live in areas where they get at least 24" of rain annually.
- They were regarded as messengers according to Cherokee legend. I could see that-they definitely are talkative birds.
I don't have anything to say about this Red-breasted Nuthatch, except that I'm glad that he's still hanging around my feeders. Who's been hanging around your feeders lately?- (besides your neighbors).