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Whistling For Backyard Titmice (1 Viewer)

Mr_K

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Hello.

I live in Austin Texas. I have noticed this winter that the backyard tufted titmice seem to enjoy song/whistling contests. When they sing their 3 to 6 note song, I respond back with a whistle of the same notes. They often change up the number of notes but usually they start their response immediately after I finish. And each individual note is of the same length and pitch. They are also more active in the morning though one just finished with me this early evening for about a minute.

I have had a few Carolina Chickadees engage in a duet. Titmice more than any other species like to whistle in pace with me.

I have a peanut feeder on my porch which the titmice like to dive into and take a nut from. But when they are looking at the feeder from a nearby branch they usually do not whistle.

Anyone else whistles to their titmice? Thanks.
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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