I don't know when I first became aware of tufted titmice, but they've been one of my favorite birds at least since I began bird gardening in the Nineties.What's not to like? They're readily identifiable, they're cute, and they have no bad habits that I know of. They're even easy birds to attract to ordinary yards.
In the summer, titmice help to keep down the insect population, also a good thing. I learned recently that they prefer to nest in holes in tree snags, so the drill will come out next summer to create a few starter holes in the tall stumps left when we had to thin our yard's white pine population. As far as I'm concerned, the more tufteds, the better.