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The Tufted Titmice & Doves

Some of the regulars here at the porch-side bird feeder have been the Tufted Titmice. They are intelligent small birds.  If several titmice come to the feeder together, one will serve as a scout and will perch on the roof of the porch or on the porch railing while the others eat.

The titmice seem to also be in league with the Mourning Doves.  The Mourning Doves are so afraid of humans here, they will scatter at the sound of my feet or the sight of me, even when I am quite a distance away from the feeder.  When the doves fly off together, the Tufted Titmouse that the feeder and all of the other titmice, flee!  Quite the early warning system!  Likely needed recently due to visiting house cats and Red-shouldered Hawks in the vicinity.  I took these pictures in my yard on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photograph.  Enjoy!

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