Having finished a night shift and resembling a "zombie", I was in no mood for travelling very far, so I decided to pay a long over due visit to the the local Swift Valley Nature Reserve. This small reserve along the River Swift and old canal, is sandwiched between a large industrial estate, a rural hotel and a developing housing estate. I have to say that the voluntary wardens, Chris Godding and Neville Weston, and their teams have created a little gem! Their hard work is paying dividends and I can recommend a good hour or two in the area. I spent most of my time around the feeding station but was also pleased to get Willow Warbler on my 2013 list. I would appreciate scrutiny of the Marsh Tit images as images 4 -8 shoe characteristics of Willow Tit. Sightings list at end of post.
Long Tailed Tit
Mute Swan; Mallard; Wood Pigeon; Black Headed Gull; Coot; Pheasant; Great Spotted Woodpecker; Dunnock; Long Tailed Tit; Blackbird; Buzzard; Marsh Tit; Robin; Green Woodpecker; Blue Tit; Wren; Moorhen; Kestrel; Great Tit; Willow Warbler; Song Thrush; Nuthatch; Starling; Jay; Magpie; Jackdaw; Carrion Crow; Rook; Chaffinch; Greenfinch; Goldfinch; Bullfinch; Reed Bunting; ?Willow Tit.