An Intrepid Titmouse

The other day while Karen and Bill were here visiting, we were sitting out on the deck enjoying the late day sunshine and we saw a tufted titmouse land on the ground near Fisher. The bird hopped closer, and then hopped onto the dog. Fishy moved, and the bird flew off.

Late this afternoon, the titmouse pair was back, and as Fisher lay on the deck, one of them made repeated landings. Eventually, Fishy ignored the bird, which then proceeded to pull out a big beakful of dog hair. Fortunately, I was able to get close enough to take photos through the shed door. It was amazing!

Look at the beakful of hair! Less to vacuum :-)

Off to make the nest cozy.

11 Responses to “An Intrepid Titmouse”

  1. Vincent Says:

    I guess that one knew where to get good nesting material. I wonder if it might come back for more?

  2. Tracy Says:

    That’s hilarious! It’s great that you had your camera ready.

  3. Ali Says:

    What is amazing is that the bird was so persistent that I had time to go get my camera!

  4. Renee Says:

    What amazing photos! And what a patient dog. Wonder if any of our local birds would be interested in dust bunnies?

  5. Weezer Says:

    Speaking of dust bunnies, have you seen the cage that holds them for the birds to take?! These are the best photos! You couldn’t copy/paste/merge & airbrush something that good!!! A video wouild have won the top prize on Americas Funniest Video!

  6. Vincent Says:

    Or Animal Planet’s – The Planet’s Funniest Animals.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Amazing Photos!!!! Fishy is too cute…so generous to help those birds out! Ali, I sent you an email :)


  8. Vincent Says:

    By the way has it come back? Do you know where the nest is and is it near-by?

  9. Kathy Says:

    At least Fishy has redeemed himself by becoming useful! I think that of all of the examples of cooperation in nature..this one takes it all!

  10. Meri Says:

    that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen! LOL

  11. Kylee Says:

    I came here via Lona’s blog. This is absolutely hilarious! And what fabulous photos! I just love this!

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