Wise Birding Holidays

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Garden Warbler and Marsh Tit

I spent this evening looking closely at the patch as the weather just "feels rare" at the moment! In fact it has felt like that for the last couple of days and perhaps not surprising given the amount of rare birds in country at the moment. Anyway, nothing spectacular tonight, but two species that I don't see that often on the local patch, Marsh Tit and Garden Warbler. A young buck Roe Deer was also present, chasing a mature adult around the scrapes. 


Garden Warbler

Marsh Tit  - like the Willow Tit this is now a red listed species with a greater than 50% decline nationally.
The feathers on this bird appear ruffled giving the impression of a whiter rear cheek, a feature more associated with Willow Tit.
However, the bird does show a white spot to the base of the bill, a fairly recent id feature used to separate from Willow Tit
when birds are not calling.

Roe Deer

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