Garden Musings

Peter, Peter, Peter: The Song of a Tufted Titmouse

I was outside early this morning, cleaning and filling up the bird feeders. Suddenly, the quiet was interrupted by “Peter, Peter, Peter.” I paused and looked around. While I didn’t spot the bird, I knew there was a Tufted Titmouse nearby.

I think birding and gardening go together, although I’m a much better gardener than birder! My good friend Kelly, who blogs at Red and The Peanut is a birder extraordinaire—she knows more about birds and nature than I ever will, and she has patiently taught me most everything I know about birding, including how to recognize a handful of birds by their songs.

The one I never miss is the Tufted Titmouse. “Peter, Peter, Peter” is a sure giveaway!

Tufted Titmouse. Photo: Kelly, Red and the Peanut

Tufted Titmouse. Photo: Kelly, Red and the Peanut

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1 Comment

  1. Kelly

    January 15, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    “Peter, Peter, Peter” is one of my favorite sounds in the winter woods and gardens. No matter how dismal, gray or cold it is, that sweet little song makes me feel the warmth, hope, and sunshine of spring!!! 🙂 Thank you for the kind words…I can’t wait to stalk your beautiful garden this summer with camera in hand!

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