We love our birds and one of our favorites is the tufted titmouse or as we like to say "Tufty". Richard has taken some nice close up shots of this bird in our very expensive birdbath on our tiny patio. (Our birdbath is a plastic bottom to a flowerpot.) Here is our bathing beauty! Well, two bathing beauties actually, a female Cardinal decided to have a bath too. (We call her Mrs. C.) Do you notice that these birds keep a very close eye on Richard as he is taking these photos. You don't have to worry about us, little guys, we are the ones putting this fresh water out for you everyday! The most wonderful thing that I just discovered about the tufted titmouse, he will stay with the parents and help to raise the next brood! In other words, a responsible teenager! YAY! Recently, one of my blogging friends, Martha (www.plowingthroughlife.blogspot.com) said that this bird was so sweet and so dear that she wanted to kiss the top of its little head! And I so agree, just look at it!