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.