I found this wonderful Marsh & Willow Tit article, that I thought I would share. Here in Hokkaido there are Marsh, Willow, Varied, Japanese, and Long-tailed Tits. This attached article focuses on Willow and Marsh Tits.
Articles from December 2019
Hokkaido University (visit 3)
Today was the day for Hokkaido University Birding; that The Wild Bird Society of Japan’s Sapporo Chapter had advertised in the newspaper for a beginner’s birding event. Close to a 125 people showed. Many familiar faces.
Yoichi (visit 7)
Took a trip out to Yoichi while the snow was still 6-8 inches deep. Slow moving, but productive in the birds I saw. Lots of ducks and two Steller’s Sea-Eagles on the right side of the river, and eight White-tailed Sea-Eagles all in the same tree on the left...
Otaru Port Tour (visit 1)
The Otaru Group met up in Shukutsu for my first Otaru Port Tour. It was already snowing, so I wasn’t sure if anyone would show up. Little by little people did, and we ended up with a group of 7 for the day. We managed to climb to Shukutsu...
Naebo Park (visit 11)
Out with the Otaru Group again today in Naebo Park. We saw a lot of Nuthatch, Varied Tit, and Marsh Tit activity. The Great-Spotted Woodpecker male and females were out too. This was an enjoyable day for all despite the cold. We stopped when it started to rain too...