Sunday, November 07, 2010

Broom Reedling !


After seven hours I finally managed to catch a Bearded Tit at Broom GP with a little help from Steve Blain. These superb birds were found by Martin Stevens last weekend when at least nine individuals were present. I have learnt a lot about Bearded Tits in the last two days, mainly that they certainly take some catching despite being very confiding. . These birds are part of a large dispersive arrival in the region with birds at several other Bedfordshire locations. I will try to catch further birds over the next few weeks in the hope that one may already be ringed, giving us a clue to their origin. I suspect this male may be the first ever to be ringed in Bedfordshire. One thing for sure, they are very smart and charismatic little birds.

2 comments:

Alan Whitehead said...

Superb Photos Mark!

Cardew Ellis said...

Had 2 of 6 in the net at PCP - as I was putting it up! - in 1989; one of them had a ring on ....... both the buggers got out.