How to Attract Tufted Titmouse
BE AWARE THAT HABITAT TYPE MORE THAN ANY OTHER FACTOR, WILL IN MOST CASES, DICTATE THE SPECIES OF BIRD THAT VISIT YOUR PROPERTY.
Description: A common sight around eastern woodlands and bird feeders – the Tufted Timouse is a cheerful, small blue/gray bird. The Tufted Titmouse eats insects while breeding in spring/summer but prefers peanuts and sunflower seeds at feeders over colder months (when they flock with Chickadees, Nuthatches, and Woodpeckers). This bird will also eat wild seed and nuts (likes acorns). The Tufted Titmouse is a cavity nester, so they may use a nesting box if provided. Adding a birdbath increases your chances of attracting a Tufted Titmouse.
Grayish-blue upperparts, white underparts, rusty-color beneath wings, black patch above bill
Forest and Forest Edge
Late Spring/Summer (Breeding): insects - especially caterpillars
Seeds, nuts, and occasionally berries in fall/winter
Will visit bird feeders - favor Peanuts and Sunflower Seeds
May use nesting box, if built to correct specifcations
Tops Ways to Attract Tufted Titmouse
Trees & Shrubs that Attract Tufted Titmouse
American Elderberry (Fruit) Beech (Nesting, Nuts) Birch (Seeds) Dead Trees (Nesting) Eastern White Pine (Seeds, Nesting) Hickory (Nut) Maple (Insects, Seeds) Oak (Acorns, Insects) Tulip-Poplar (Seeds)