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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bird eggs: Tufted Titmouse

    Hi, everyone.  We are all pretty excited because we have 6 baby bird eggs.  Yep, that's right.  :-)  We could be wrong, but we believe they are Tufted Titmouse eggs.  We see them a lot around here and the egg size and color is correct but we have not seen any bird fly into the nest yet.
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Picture of the nest

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Close up picture of the eggs

     The only problem with the whole situation is WHERE the eggs were laid.  They are in the battery cavity of my husband's ATV.  :-)   He rode his Honda 400 ex the other day and decided to charge the battery.  Anyway, he removed the battery and put it in the storage building to charge.  Less than a week later, he went to put the battery back and that is when he found the bird nest and eggs.  Guess who won't get to ride his ATV for a few weeks?  It's okay, he's a good sport about it all.  Unfortunately, his Polaris is broke down so he has nothing to ride or use for the farm work.
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My hubbies Honda 400ex (and new home to a family of Tufted Titmouse).

   Here's a weird question, what is plural of Titmouse?  I had no idea how to write the caption to the above picture.  Titmouses sounded weird but I wasn't sure if it remains the same whether it was one or a bunch.  Anyway, if you want to learn more about the Tufted Titmouse, click here to be directed to a wonderful site that has all kinds of great information on birds. 
     As always, I look forward to any comments you may have.

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