This very hungry bird was making short work of this greater reedmace seed head.
What a cracking picture
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Amazing picture showing it in all it's glory
Fantastic photo. Any ideas why Collins would call these Bearded Reedlings? I've never heard this before. They list these birds amongst the Tits but don't use the term!
Just go out there and do it!!!
At the risk of overdoing the superlatives for this observation, this is a lovely shot.
Another name is bearded parrotbill, yet another is bearded tit-babbler, and all are correct! This is due to the fact that our familiar bearded tit belongs to a separate family of birds and is not closely related to the other tits at all. To be really confused, look up its page on Avibase, a site which attempts to rationalise the various international schemes that put names to birds. You'll find it at http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org
I'll stick to bearded tit myself.
Talk about information overload!!! You forgot bearded titmouse? Why have one name when several will do!!
Still a nice shot though!
I've always tended to think of them as Bill Oddies...
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Lat/Lng: 50.613310321681, -2.4594783782959
OS grid ref: SY675793
A brackish lake that used to be the estuary of the River Wey, now an RSPB reserve.