Poecile - Marsh Tits are mainly found in the UK. They nest in pre-made holes, not making their own holes.

Poecile - Marsh Tits are mainly found in the UK. They nest in pre-made holes, not making their own holes.

Marsh tit on twig

Marsh tit on twig

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…

Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris). Occurs throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia in a wide range of habitats

Marsh Tit (Poecile palustris). Occurs throughout temperate Europe and northern Asia in a wide range of habitats

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