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Sometimes the picture doesn't have to be perfect; it's the captured moment that counts. - me



Sunday, 13 November 2016

Bearded Tit again



A sunny start to the day, so we had a visit to the lake again, in the hope I could get some pictures of the Bearded Tit; if it was still around.


Lots of the usual birds about.


A couple of Little Egrets, and a very confiding Grey Heron.





But the real star of the day was this.




Yes, the Bearded Tit was still here, and I managed a very short bit of video, which didn't seem to focus too well.



Got some pictures though.








Very pleased, and Whisky had a great time too meeting so many other dogs this morning.










Full list of today's sightings


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greylag Goose [sp] (Anser anser)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Little Egret [sp] (Egretta garzetta)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Kingfisher [sp] (Alcedo atthis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Bearded Tit [sp] (Panurus biarmicus)
British Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus rosaceus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)


Total species  26


10 comments:

  1. Lovely shots of a bird I have not had the pleasure of seeing in person.

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  2. Thanks Wilma. They're lovely little birds, and not that common, so really pleased I managed to get these pictures.

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  3. WOW he is striking in appearance! Good Job.

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  4. Thanks Sondra. Very happy with these. A shame the video wasn't very good though.

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  5. Good to see it's (hopefully they?) are still there Keith...you got some great pics too...[;o)

    Hope the 'chainsaw gang' don't put in an appearance?

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  6. Cheers Trev. Could be a pair, I'm sure I heard another one as this one flew along the edge of the lake.
    Be great if they stay.

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  7. Great shots of the Bearded Tit Keith. Auto focus video in a cluttered scene always seems to be hit and miss. Maybe you will get another chance.

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  8. Thanks John. It always seems that when there is some video I'd really like to get, I have a problem with the focus.
    Hopefully I'll get another chance though.

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  9. Well done Keith. The Bearded Tit was a great find. I have never yet seen one.

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  10. Thanks Roy. I almost missed it too. I just heard it as I walked past the reeds.

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