Okay, Tufted Titmice are freaking loud. There was one in our front yard earlier, and even though we were in the kitchen, which is at the back of the house, we could here it clearly. "erp-PEEP-PEEP! erp-PEEP-PEEP! erp-PEEP-PEEP!" over and over again. Don't get me wrong, titmice are among my favorite birds (along with... almost every other species of bird?), but sometimes I'm amused by how loud and insistent their call is. Even my dad noticed and asked me what it was.
Then he told me about a friend of his who apparently had a Pileated Woodpecker nearly demolish a telephone pole in her yard. I'm jealous. I've never seen a Pileated Woodpecker.
Anyway, in case anyone's interested, the opening lines in my previous post come from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
, The Beekeeper's Apprentice
, Life of Pi
, Catch 22
, Great Expectations
, and Babbitt