Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits are birds of broadleaf woodlands so they are not often seen in many gardens.  When they are found in nearby small trees, one way to get a photo is to hopefully tempt one of them onto a perch prepared previously near a source of seeds.  However, it is usually necessary to press the shutter at the very moment the bird lands there, as their movements are particularly quick; even quicker than a Coal Tit’s.

Do try also to get a shot of one on the lower branches of a small tree in Winter or early Spring before there are any leaves on it.  It does require a lot of patience though, as many total hours can be spent waiting for the bird to come onto a perch, or a branch where it is not obscured by small twigs.

For a flight shot, flash is nearly always necessary.

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