merielbottle's picture

Willow Tit or Marsh Tit?

Observed: 1st December 2011 By: merielbottle

In spite of the best efforts of others on ISpot I am still not sure if this regular visitor to my feeder is a Willow Tit or a Marsh Tit. The little blighters just wont stay still long enough for me to get a good look at the beak or even a decent photo! I have been calling it a Willow Tit, and I still think that is what it is (maybe).

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pirayaguara's picture

It is very difficult to tell

It is very difficult to tell these two species apart if it returns look at the wing to see if there is a pale patch on the wing (willow tit) as in the first observation picture or not (marsh tit)

summit284's picture

Willow or Marsh Tit?

This BTO video on YouTube may help