Beard of the year Bearded Tits - Lakenheath Fen RSPB (27/01/17)

Bearded Tit (Bearded Reedling) are one of the most iconic species of the British wetland landscapes. Secretive, mobile and often elusive they are posses eye watering beauty and a striking appearance.

Male Bearded Tit giving fantastic views

Having never managed pleasing photos of Bearded Tit I headed down to Lakenheath Fen RSPB reserve with Richard Campey in the hope of breaking that duck. Unfortunately the weather was far from ideal with blustery conditions and heavy cloud making conditions for seeing these birds tricky, let alone photographing them.

The variation of female Bearded Tit.

After a brisk walk towards Mere Hide we enjoyed prolonged views over the course of an hour. Their fast movements coupled with the wind and dense reedbed made for difficult photography but ultimately the effort proved fruitful.

Male Bearded Tit feeding and on the look out.

A wonderful experience and one we would love to experience again in calmer conditions.

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Oliver Reville

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