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Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Friday, 13 February 2015

Breakfast is served.

During my vain attempt to locate Hawfinch a few weeks ago in Norfolk, I did stumble across a bird that I tend to only see in Norfolk. Although, having said that, I did see one in Greater Manchester last year, but that is quite a rarity.
The Marsh Tit. So similar to the Willow Tit, that it is pretty damn difficult to separate the two. It's a great little bird though, and on the cold morning that I saw them (at least 2) they were playing ball rather nicely. Usually so quick to dart in and out of the feeding area, that it's a real challenge to put the binoculars on them.
Thankfully, there was a nice amount of food out for them and they were frequent visitors to a fence post that allowed me to set up the camera and wait.

Marsh Tit, tucking in to breakfast.


 
Foraging in the undergrowth  were a couple of Nuthatches.


A Robin, so friendly and so close, I couldn't get it all in the image.

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures of the Marsh tit. This is indeed very difficult to distinguish from the matop and blackcap. Also you nuthatch and the portrait of the robin you know beautiful to photograph.
    Greetings, Helma

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  2. Marsh and Willow can be hard to tell apart (not that I have to anymore!) - call was the way I trusted more than plumage.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. They are beautiful birds. So similar to our cute Chickadee. Awesome photos..Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post.. Have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

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  4. I had to laugh at that Robin. It was going to have his photo taken come what may!! .All great shots. Have a lovely weekend

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  5. Wonderful little birds! I love the close up of the robin.

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  6. That close up of the robin is extraordinary!!! Such detail. And the Marsh Tit....awesome. Loved the title of this post too.

    Once again, thanks for taking time to add your link to share your birding post at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

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  7. Brilliant photos Adam. My favourite is the Robin, superb.

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  8. The marsh tits and nuthatches, so sweet! And of course little robin ready for his closeup, Mr. DeMille! Lovely shots of all.

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  9. wow that final photo is really gorgeous! I hope you will link up with I Heart Macro too:-)

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  10. luv the poise in the first photo;; have a good week

    much love...

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  11. I'm so pleased you shared these wonderful photos with I Heart Macro, thanks:-)

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  12. Love the shot of the Robin they are such beautiful birds

    Mollyxxx

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  13. Great shots, especially the robin!

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  14. Great photos - all the birds are beautiful - and the Marsh Tit eating from the fence post is perfectly posed.

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  15. I love the colors of the Robin and the antics of the tit. Beautiful photos!

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  16. Exquisite captures Adam. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. Beautiful birds and fantastic photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  18. These are great captures, Adam. Little birds are my favorite. So interesting to see your varieties with the same names, looking similar, but different!

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  19. A nice little fellow you "caught" :)
    The sweet Robin is one of my favourites in the garden. Makes me happy to watch it.

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  20. Beautiful, love, love love these pictures. Such a cute subjects!

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  21. awww... what a beautiful close up .... they almost look blue.....

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  22. those are lovely nature study photos, thanks for sharing


    my blog moved to www.pearlmaple.com

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  23. Great picture of the nuthatch.

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