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Marsh Tit? Pruhonice Park, Prague, Czech Republic

Observed: 24th December 2012 By: David Trevan
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There were several of these birds on a shrub in Pruhonice Park, Prague on Christmas eve, but they proved really difficult to photograph and this is my best picture. I thought it may be a Marsh Tit but having consulted my book, now not so sure,could it be a Willow Tit?

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Marsh

The pale edge to the bill is pretty definitive for Marsh; then backed up by the neat bib, glossy cap and the 'dirty' rear to the white cheek. The beak is the best criterion and then a combination of the other features helps. They're easy enough with a nice clear picture like this.

Ian
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Marsh Tit

Many thanks for the help Ian and Happy New Year!

David J Trevan