marsh & coal tits on flowering sallow

A walk in Gloucestershire woods after delivering the bees mentioned in previous post and also pictures destined for the Birdscapes gallery. These tits (blue tits as well) feeding on this flowering sallow (green rather than the silver of pussy willow)… little chestnutty bracts at the base of the flowers and they were peeling these off and then poking beaks into that base… somehow getting nectar I presume. Didn’t really get to the point where I was properly differentiating the 2 species in my drawings… Feeling that I needed the walk in fresh air rather than sedentary sketching. Usual woodland species, some strangely approachable buzzards in the rides. Not as much bird song as I would have expected. The marsh tits were singing and thrushes but otherwise rather quiet (this was with late afternoon sun breaking through after these days of flat, still cloudy weather).