Sunday, August 09, 2015


Getting off to a slow start for birding in August. Work is consuming most days from dawn to dusk and with no windows in the office I can't do any ancillary birding. My only free time is spent at the banding site every Sunday.

The best I can do now is to hope for a little bird action on the way in and out of the house. This morning I had a family of Tufted Titmice swoop down to the sunflower feeder as I headed out to the grocery store. They gave me time to get the camera out and take some shots.

Tufted Titmouse

The family doesn't visit as much now that the youngsters are getting bigger and probably grabbing more natural food like caterpillars from the oaks.

Tufted Titmouse

But they still visit every now and then and are pretty tolerant of our coming and going. Even with the cat staring at them from the window a few feet away.

Tufted Titmouse

Makes me want to find more birds in the neighborhood though they are few and far between in the Summer heat. I will settle for what I can get for now.