These cute little birds with the fluffy tuft on top of their heads, frequent bird feeders in the eastern United States and are easy to identify. Their backs and heads are plain grey, and their bellies are cream colored with a flush of rose on their flanks. And of course, the tiny little pointed grey caps are where they get the “tufted” part of their name. Today, the Tufted Titmouse is a common sight in many northern states, happily jumping around backyards throughout the winter. But 25 years ago things were different. Tufted Titmice, Northern Cardinals and several other bird species have expanded northward as our winters have become milder. Peter peter peter peter peter!That’s the sound of a Tufted Titmouse.