Marsh Tits

Marsh Tits are quite difficult to photograph. They are fast and pay only fleeting visits to exposed perches. There are far fewer of them than Blue Tits or Great Tits. They are also quite subtly coloured and their intense glossy black and off-white heads mean photographing them without washed-out highlights and deep dark shadows is tricky. Here’s how I got on:

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Marsh Tit - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

In the UK Marsh Tit numbers have dropped by over 50% since the 1970s. Enjoy them while you can; there’s more wildlife in many of our cities than in the industrial farming landscape which our countryside has become.

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