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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 07:07   #1
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Sorry for the quality of the image, but i could only manage some quick glimpses of a pair flitting in and out of the pines. At the time and even now i have the feeling of having the identity on the tip of my tongue, but can't quite get it out. They were mixed in with a large flock of Coal Tit and at first i thought that they were Yellow Bellied Tit as they were about that size. A closer look at the one blurred image shows an orange colored bill, paler legs than the Coal Tit and slimmer body than the YBT i have seen and photographed in the past. Maybe just the angle of the shot?
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It's a Tit, not certain which one with no book.


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Old Saturday 14th October 2017, 07:32   #3
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Yellow-bellied Tit.

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Guess my first impression was right. They are out of listed range here, but we do occasionally get eruptions bringing small groups into the area.
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Definitely Yellow-bellied Tit Owen

In good years the irruptions reach all the way to Hong Kong!

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I think Yellow-bellied Tit may be spreading north, with increasing records in Korea and a recent first record for Russia. So it's perhaps not surprising if you can now also record it out of published range in northern China.
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