Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Bearded Tit - Pensthorpe Norfolk


This is my 200th post and I've been waiting for an opportunity to post this particular set of pictures. I can't think of a better time to do so. The Bearded Tit I have seen on just a few fleeting occasions. It is usually all too brief as it dashes across the reed tops and then down out of sight once again.
At Pensthorpe they have an active conservation programme. This allows you to get a closer to these beautiful little birds and even allows you to watch their behaviour for a good length of time. Needless to say I got the camera going, for some of my best pictures.

The striking colours of the male.



The female.


21 comments:

  1. Congrats on your 200 th post.. Your Bearded Tit is a gorgeous bird. The reeds provide a great spot for this bird to pose.. Great sighting and awesome photos..
    Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. What a gorgeous little bird!! Well done on your 200th post.

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  3. What a great post to celebrate your 200th.

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  4. oh wow what a beautiful bird.

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  5. Congratulations and a really extraordinary bird, great photos.

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  6. Fabulous shots, Adam! Always something wonderful to see here! Congrats on #200!!

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  7. Congrats on your 200th post! It's a very beautiful bird.

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  8. I have never EVER seen this bird...not even in a guide book!! Incredibly handsome!! [I gotta go out online and read more of it....what a beauty]

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  9. wow! just striking birds! i like the female's soft beauty!

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  10. Such a beautiful bird. Love the soft colors of it's feathers.

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  11. What a cute bird, and so artistically marked. Great photos! The female really blends into the rushes.

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  12. Well done on your 200th Adam. A good post to mark it with some super shots of the beardies. i've never seen them as well as your photos even on lots of visits to Leighton Moss.

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  13. I returned to send you this note... Your linking this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin' is much appreciated!!! Thanks.

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  14. That really is a GORGEOUS little bird! Congrats on your 200th! Best wishes for the next 200!

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  15. Oh my goodness, what a fabulous looking bird! So cute and beautifully coloured. Smashing captures Adam! Congrats on your 200th post.

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  16. What a beautiful bird and wonderful photography as always for OWT ~ Happy Birding!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. I have dipped out on seeing this species so often it's not funny! Used to look for them at Leighton Moss, to no avail! Oh well. Wonderful (if jealousy inducing!) pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. Absolutely exquisite captures Adam - thank you so much for sharing.

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