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Tufted Titmice Singing

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Peter – Peter – Peter.” “Peter – Peter – Peter.” The song of the tufted titmouse is one of the first bird songs heard in late winter. Unlike its scratchy, nasal call note, the titmouse’s song is a relatively loud, clear, two-note whistle which is repeated rapidly up to 11 times in succession. If you become aware of it, it can even become a bit monotonous. While it is mostly males that do the singing, females sometimes give voice to a softer version of this song.

To hear a tufted titmouse’s song and call notes, go to http://www.langelliott.com/wp-content/mary-holland/tufted_titmouse.mp3. (Sound recording © Lang Elliott – langelliott.com & miracleofnature.org)

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6 responses

  1. irene

    and i’ve been hearing cardinals on and off for a week or more, on the warm and rainy mornings.
    it’s so noticeable when the winter morning silence is suddenly broken by one small voice!!

    February 24, 2016 at 7:03 am

  2. Cheron barton

    Hear this?? Thx for your help yesterday… Frustrating!!! Not sure what to do now ! Think they will hold it in Manchester for a month??? Who knows…driver surely thought no one was home!! 😠😩😟😱 But thx anyway!! Have a good day Cheron

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    February 24, 2016 at 9:37 am

  3. Oh, I love these little birds with their big, dark eyes! Always a pleasure to see and hear. In addition, I’ve been hearing and seeing many nuthatch, mostly white breasted. Seems to be a banner year for them in my back yard. (yank-yank!)

    February 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

  4. Beautiful capture, Mary. I love hearing the titmice, esp. lately, but sometimes in the height of breeding season, I wish they’d take a break! 5 AM outside the bedroom window can be a bit early for us. ;-D

    February 24, 2016 at 7:44 pm

  5. what a dear little fellow

    February 25, 2016 at 7:00 am

  6. myra ferguson

    I hear the bluebirds in our open fields and orchard! Such a wonderful call. Also the purple finch pair have returned.

    March 2, 2016 at 8:09 am

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