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Willow Tit

Observed: 22nd July 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Description:

The first picture shows the bill, with no white cutting edge as on Marsh Tit. The matt black cap and the pale secondary panel on the wing are also visible. This is an adult in heavy moult of wing and tail feathers.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Marsh/Willow tit

Makes a good contrast with your observation at http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/181609?nav=search. Wish it was always so clear in the field!

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Clear

I wish it was always that clear in the hand, too. Believe me, some young birds can be right little....to tell apart! The bill is the best way to tell them, probably, but it is always a combination of features.

Ian
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