Tufted Titmouse

Tufted titmouse.
Tufted titmouse. Image by Gregory Sabin from Pixabay
AppearanceSmall bird about 6″ long with slate gray above and white chest, belly and around eyes. Below wings is rusty brown, legs are gray and eyes are dark. Has a pointed “tuft” crest.
DietInsects, seeds, fruit.
Feeder FoodSuet.
HabitatOrchards are a draw for them as they consume fruit. They also live in deciduous wooed areas or mixed woods.
NestingThey build a nest within a cavity – usually an old woodpecker hole. They have 2 broods/year and 5-7 eggs/brood that are white with brown markings. Incubation lasts 13-14 days.

Tufted titmouse range map.
Tufted titmouse range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.