Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Study of the Marsh Tit

 

The Marsh Tit (Parus palustris).
A resident species of the broadleaved woodland and not the marsh as its name would suggest.
It will visit adjacent gardens especially if there is food on offer.











24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful series on this little bird. We do not have it here In N.I. so it was lovely to see in your post.

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  2. Lovely images of this little bird. I could never tell the Marsh from the Coal Tit. I notice this one has a ring. I'm going to help look out for ringed gulls when (or should I say if) we move house.

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    1. Thanks Suzie, yes its a bit difficult.

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    2. white stripe on the back of the coal tit's head?

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    3. Yes thats the best way to tell them apart Simon, plus white stripes on wings and a small patch of light brown on sides.

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  3. They are such engaging little birds. Nice shots!

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  4. Excellent series Roy. I only get the occasional sighting on my patch throughout the year.

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    1. Thanks Frank. I have to go to one location specifically to see them.

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  5. Interesting study, Roy, I especially like those captures with its beak full of seeds and the material of the balls.

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  6. Salut Roy
    Celle-ci n'est pas encore chez moi. Il est loin de faire froid.
    Bravo pour cette série, cette qualité est grandiose.
    Bises

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    1. Merci Nathalie
      Oui Il va résider ici pour l'hiver.

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  7. Lovely photos of this sweet little bird...

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  8. Beautifully this Marsh Tit. I do not see it, unfortunately in my garden.
    Before I go to the park or forest. Beautiful series Roy. Compliment.

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  9. Great series. I confuse them with willow tits. Are these more common?

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    1. Thanks Alison, the Willow is classed as having a 'Vulnerable status' as opposed to the Marsh which is 'Secure'.

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  10. Fabulous captures as always! Lovely little birds. :-)

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