February 02, 2014
HEY!! Turn up the thermostat!
He was at the feeders at the visitor centre at Rondeau Provincial Park.
He seemed to appreciate the peanuts but not the ice.
Tufted Titmice hoard food in fall and winter, a behaviour they share with many of their relatives, including the chickadees and tits. Titmice take advantage of a bird feeder’s bounty by storing many of the seeds they get. Usually, the storage sites are within 130 feet of the feeder. The birds take only one seed per trip and usually shell the seeds before hiding them.
The oldest known wild Tufted Titmouse lived to be 13 years 3 months old.
Source: Cornell Lab of Ornithology.