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Which tit?

Observed: 26th December 2009 By: DavidHowdon
Amateur Entomologists' SocietyLondon Natural History SocietySelborne Society
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IMG 2923
IMG 2928
IMG 2926
Description:

Either Marsh or Willow Tit.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

dw5448's picture

Seems probable

Upper area of wing towards back also looks paler than outer edges. Flanks look rusty buff rather than grey buff. Both of these would be consistent with Willow Tit according to the books I have just checked.

Wish we had them over here (north of Ireland)

RoyW's picture

Looks good for Willow

As far as it is posible to say from these photos it certainly looks likely to be a Willow Tit (pale wing panel, all white cheeks, large bib, dull black crown).

If I'm lucky enough to see a tit that looks similar in my area I can pretty much guarantee that it will be a Marsh Tit now because there are no longer any Willow Tits in the area (North London).