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Coal Tit

Observed: 27th June 2011 By: sm33684
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Simon Walker's picture

Hmmm...

I'd expect to see the white patch on the back of the neck, but maybe it's a little to far round, by a whisker (or a feather). I know it's not the way to identify birds, but I can't think what else it can be but a Coal Tit. The wing bars rule out Marsh or Willow Tits.
I think Chris is right, painful that it is to admit it! ;-D

chrisbrooks's picture

White patch

Hi Simon, it think the angle of the head is concealing the white patch on the back of the head, the double wing bars are clear though.

Simon Walker's picture

I Agree...

Hi Chris,

That's the only conclusion I could come too as well. I'm not sure that there isn't a tiniest hint of white just visible, or it might be part of the background, or my imagination.

But it's a Coal Tit.

Si