A Cheshire Centenary of Willow and Marsh Tits

A hundred years ago Willow Tit was finally confirmed as a Cheshire species. Read the history of the separation from Marsh Tit and the subsequent status of these 'dark-capped tits' over the last 100 years as told by Steve Barber, David Norman and Hugh Pulsford.

A shortened version was published in the Cheshire and Wirral Bird Report 2012, but the full paper is now available by download.

There are two options. One is a 20-page A4 pdf, click here to download it. The second is an A4 landscape PDF which is set up in booklet form, so when printed on both sides (Duplex) it will produce an A5 booklet similar to Bird News, click here to download it. (If you have a duplex printer, when printing select 'landscape', make sure 'actual' size not 'fit', then print on both sides, with 'flip on short edge' or on the 'left' side.)

If you want a printed booklet send a stamped, self-addressed , A5 envelope to Sheila Blamire, Woodruff Cottage, Clamhunger Lane, Mere, Cheshire, WA16 6QG.