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Possible bearded tit

Observed: 4th July 2012 By: David A BishopDavid A Bishop’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Small flock of 4-5 birds probably blue tit size feeding in low greenery at the edge of the estuary water

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David A Bishop's picture

Possible bearded tit beside the tidal River Chelmer

Although I know that bearded tits are uncommon I do not know what else they can be. Even so, there appears to be a blue flash on the wing in photo 1.

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ID Comment

Proposed ID really based on Image 2.

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Bearded Tit

Bearded Tits are almost exclusively found in reed beds, though I have seen them in fields of maize, too, at times when they erupt. They have longer tails, yellowy brown with a rounded end. Quite different once you have seen them.

Ian
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