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Old 21st October 2018
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Bearded Tit

This is the male from a pair of Bearded Tits which made a very brief appearance in the reeds at Titchwell last week. I was too slow to catch the female but I was pleased to get a couple of shots of the male. And, yes, it does look more like a moustache than a beard.

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Re: Bearded Tit

Great shots - makes me envious.

(The tit in the last one looks somehow malevolent!)

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Re: Bearded Tit

Many thanks for the comment Jim and the 'likes'. I have just realised that these are the only Bearded Tits that I have seen this year. They were badly affected by the cold weather last winter and are only now returning to the locations where I usually see them. It will be nice to hear them 'pinging' in the reeds again.

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Re: Bearded Tit

Nice shots, does look a bit Dali style moustache rather than a beard!

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Re: Bearded Tit

Great photos Ron. And well caught. Never seen one in the wild at all before.
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Re: Bearded Tit

What an extraordinary looking bird doing a pole vault it would seem!
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Re: Bearded Tit

Excellent images of a lovely bird.

An old friend of mine, who’s a keen birder, jogger and looks a bit like a thinner and younger version of Brian Blessed, was on an early morning footpath run along the North Norfolk coast. He trotted past a couple of twitcher types lugging scopes, and called out cheerily

“Seen anything interesting this morning?”

“Just a bearded tit” came back the answer.

It was only in the shower afterwards that he realised that might not have been as straightforward a reply as he’d thought at the time.
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Re: Bearded Tit

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What an extraordinary looking bird doing a pole vault it would seem!
They are very agile little birds and very adept at making their way through reeds. I have seen photos of them straddling two reeds with their legs out at 45 degrees either side of their body. It looks very painful.

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Nice anecdote Mark (F). I suppose I could have used their alternative name Bearded Reedlings but where's the fun in that?

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Re: Bearded Tit

Nice work Ron. You are having some great outings.
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