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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Monday, 30 September 2013

Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris)

This is a small, mainly brown bird, with a shiny black cap, dark 'bib' and pale belly. In the UK its identification is made tricky by the very similar appearance of our race of willow tit. They're so hard to identify that ornithologists didn't realise there were two species until 1897!






46 comments:

  1. Oh small bird so pretty
    BOB~~~~~~~~

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    1. That was speedy, fast is your name!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. adorable. just like our chickadee.

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  3. BOB BONSOIR la chance la chance encore de pouvoir l'observer
    je vois des mésanges mais pour le moment elles sont trop rapides pour moi
    mais ce n'est pas grave car si je désire en profiter
    je passe chez toi
    Encore de belles photos et les oiseaux quel bonheur bise

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  4. superbe c'est une mésange noire BOB

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  5. It's a little beauty Bob... fantastic images

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  6. Śliczny jest ten mały ptaszek na Twoich zdjęciach. Pozdrawiam.
    Cute is this little bird in your photos. Yours.

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  7. I like his thinking cap. He looks to be pondering something...very happily :)

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  8. A very cute bird Bob!!!
    As always,great shots and captures!!!
    You are the best!!!
    Dimi...

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    1. Oh Dimi, you found lots of things to do.

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  9. Cute birds and photos! I would have sworn you took one of my Carolina Chickadees!

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  10. Bob ... your photos are always such a treat!! You and your camera are a great team; what a buzz you offer your blog followers every post you create. I just LOVE the sharpness, geez I'd love to have a few hours play with one of those. The Marsh Tit is incredible; not only a handsome bird but as if it is sitting there in my monitor. Well it is, but every feather detail is so precise, incredible.

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  11. Really nice captures of this bird. We have several that are difficult to ID as well. Habitat and song are about the only two ways we can ID the birds. Great info.

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  12. Resembles our Black-capped Chickadee here in Canada.

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  13. Superb captures, Bob !

    Loved your colorful dragonflies below.

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  14. Beautiful photos, Bob!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  15. HI Bob A lovely bird and one I have never seen. We do not have these birds in N. Ireland so it was lovely to see your stunning photos

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    1. I didn't know that you haven't them in N.Ireland, cheers Margaret.

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  16. Beautiful pictures of the Marsh Tit, Bob.
    Second photo I find the best, many details, well exposed and very sharp, compliments
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Cheers Isidro. And thanks on the comments.

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  18. wat een lief vogeltje hij steelt de show.

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  19. Great sequence of images Bob. Well captured, it's not easy with this fast little mover!!...[;o)

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    1. Thanks for 'fast little mover', Trevor.

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  20. Bien captado subido en su rama, Bob.

    Saludos.

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    1. Thanks for the kind remarks Vineeta.

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  22. Lovely images with great background never captured an image of one myself.

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    1. Strange you haven't seen one, by the way, could you send me your address if you got another, cheers Anthony.

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  23. Bob great images, I always struggle with this both keeping this species in the frame but also splitting it from the Willow Tit, but now I see that "white" spot at the base of the bill which has helped me massively in the last day or two, just got to keep it the frame, thanks RB

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  24. Fantastic captures of this lovely little bird.

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  25. It's a beautiful little bird - looks a lot like our Chickadees. Lovely photos!

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  26. Nice pictures of the Marsh Tit, enjoyed the whole series.

    Ottar

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  27. Bob, such a pretty little bird!

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