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Tufted Titmouse and Blue Jay

tufted titmouse
A tufted titmouse enjoyed the bird feeder I refilled two days after Hurricane Sandy came and went. I am rather burnt out of talking about post-storm problems, but in quick summary, most of Highland Park now has its power restored. We had wonderful utility workers from Florida who did much of the fixing (PSE&G was maxed out – I understand nearby Edison had workers from Ontario, Canada). So thank you, Florida and Canada. A few homes reportedly did not yet have power, but they’ve been promised fixing by today. We shall see. Meanwhile, back to the birds.

Sandy Storm titmouse

I was pleased to photograph a bird new to me – thank you, Michelle, for identifying the tufted titmouse.
tufted titmouse by the bird feeder

blue jay bird feeder

I’ve been seeing more blue jays recently than I have in the past. No signs of cardinals right now.
blue jay in bird feeder

Help yourself, Mr. Blue Jay.
blue jay by bird feeder

I will try my best to continue filling my bird feeder through the winter.

Hannah says

I am glad the situation is almost back to normal in Highland Park. The colours of the blue jay are amazing and the tufted titmouse is cute!

Leora says

I think a lot of us are storm weary. Happy for a bit of normalcy, like nice fall weather.

Jewaicious says

I love these photos...too adorable.

I am glad most of you have your power back.

Rambling Woods says

I was excited for you as I just love these guys and their buzzy little chatter. They are cousins to the black-capped chickadees and you may see them, chickadees or your jays taking sunflower seeds away to hide in a safe place for the winter. I am glad they have a place to get food as due to the storm their normal areas to get insects, seeds etc may be gone...

Carver says

I love your shots of the bluejays and tufted titmouse. They are both fun birds to watch.

Eileen says

Hello Leora, I love your birds. Both the Titmouse and jay are great yardbirds. I am so glad things are getting back to normal in your neighborhood. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening.

Kusum says

Beautiful birds.

craftygreenpoet says

Glad the power's been restored! Lovely photos of the birds,

Karen says

Oh that's a sweet little bird! We are seeing more cardinals than jays right now!


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