Long tailed Tit - They travel in groups but rarely come into the garden preferring to feed on buds and insects on trees...recently I've a few coming to feed on the feeders hanging in the yard :)

Long tailed Tit - They travel in groups but rarely come into the garden preferring to feed on buds and insects on trees...recently I've a few coming to feed on the feeders hanging in the yard :)

Willow Tit (As a kid we called birds with these markings "Bandits" - LC)

Willow Tit (As a kid we called birds with these markings "Bandits" - LC)

Great Tit(Parus major) photographed among the catkins

Great Tit(Parus major) photographed among the catkins

Marsh and willow tits are difficult to identify on appearance alone; the races occurring in the UK (P. p. dresseri and P. m. kleinschmidti respectively) are especially hard to separate. When caught for ringing, the pale 'cutting edge' of the marsh tit's bill is a reliable criterion;otherwise, the best way to tell apart the two species is by voice. Plumage characteristics include the lack of a pale wing panel (formed by pale edges to the secondary feathers in the willow tit), the marsh tit's…

Marsh and willow tits are difficult to identify on appearance alone; the races occurring in the UK (P. p. dresseri and P. m. kleinschmidti respectively) are especially hard to separate. When caught for ringing, the pale 'cutting edge' of the marsh tit's bill is a reliable criterion;otherwise, the best way to tell apart the two species is by voice. Plumage characteristics include the lack of a pale wing panel (formed by pale edges to the secondary feathers in the willow tit), the marsh tit's…

Willow tit. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related marsh tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

Willow tit. It is a widespread and common resident breeder throughout temperate and subarctic Europe and northern Asia. It is more of a conifer specialist than the closely related marsh tit, which explains it breeding much further north. It is resident, and most birds do not migrate.

FAVORITE SHADES OF FEATHERS...BLUE...IS THERE REALLY ANY OTHER COLOR SO BLUTIFUL?...NOT TO ME.

FAVORITE SHADES OF FEATHERS...BLUE...IS THERE REALLY ANY OTHER COLOR SO BLUTIFUL?...NOT TO ME.

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Garmoncheg's Photos Blog: Willow tit (Poecile montanus)

Garmoncheg's Photos Blog: Willow tit (Poecile montanus)

WILLOW TIT - Between blue and great tits in size, with no yellow, green or blue. It has a large sooty-black cap extending to the back of the neck and a small untidy black bib. It is mid-brown above, with whiter cheeks and pale buff-grey underparts. Its wings show a pale panel not found in marsh tits. Its recent population declines make it a Red List species.

WILLOW TIT - Between blue and great tits in size, with no yellow, green or blue. It has a large sooty-black cap extending to the back of the neck and a small untidy black bib. It is mid-brown above, with whiter cheeks and pale buff-grey underparts. Its wings show a pale panel not found in marsh tits. Its recent population declines make it a Red List species.

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