Monday, 16 May 2016

RSPB Minsmere - those delightful but elusive Bearded tits








We saw few garden birds at Minsmere this weekend, but it was terrific to have such a good Bittern sighting. We enjoyed listening to the Bearded tits from the walkway up to Island Mere hide. We had a few fleeting glimpses of these beautiful but elusive birds; but were not able to take any photographs, so I have posted a few of a female Beardie from a previous sighting.

We also saw a Marsh Harrier and a Hobby on the reserve. I'm afraid the hobby record shot below is also from a previous occasion. Nearly all of my photos from this last visit were of the Bittern and you can see some of them here.



5 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are lovely birds. Beautiful photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I always miss the bittern at RSPB Langford. It and the marsh harrier are the star species at my local reserve

Ragged Robin said...

Lovely shots - so envious. Have hoped to see Bearded Tits in Norfolk and at Leighton Moss in the past but so far this species has eluded me :(

amanda peters said...

What great photos of a great bird, well done. One I would love to see.
Amanda xx

Crafty Green Poet said...

I'd love to see bearded tits, these are great photos