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Oak Titmouse - Baeolophus inornatus

The Oak Titmouse is a regular resident in my garden. They eat a prodigious number of insects as well as seeds. The chatter coming from the nest box is nearly constant. Both parents work very hard to provide enough insects for their brood. The Oak Titmouse will use the same nest box as the Western Bluebird, the Nuttall's Woodpecker, and the Violet Green Swallow, with the nest box getting a variety of residents each year. The Winter fare is supplemented by our bird feeder. I put the bird feeder out as the fruit trees start blooming to give the birds something more fun than eating the flowers.

Oak Titmouse

Oak Titmouse eating seed from our bird feeder. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.