Everything has it's beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bearded Tits

Oh yea!

A local birder called Paul, found these cracking birds on Friday, at one of our lakes. I decided to take a trip there this morning to see if they were still about, and if I could find them. I wasn't sure exactly where they were seen, as it's not a lake I visit that much; last time, a couple of years ago.
I wasn't disappointed. Here's a few pictures.


The male


The female


female



male


female


male


An excellent morning, with a couple of cracking birds.

44 comments:

  1. Love the pictures !
    Love the bird :)
    And love this wonderful light !!

    Great work Keith :)

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  2. Well done Keith that is absolutely brilliant, what a capture.

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  3. Thank you Pescalune. It was an excellent morning, with some great views of the birds. Counted 4 altogether.

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  4. Thanks Roy. Was very pleased with these. Only the second time I've ever seen them.

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  5. Wow never seen these birds knocking about around our end.Lucky you... Thought you were talking about the swearing idiot on the bike when you mentioned bearded tit;-).

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  6. Wonderful from ant perspective, grand shots to celebrate a rare sight.

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  7. I like -the most- the last one!

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  8. Thanks Debbie. Got a few round here like that lol

    Thanks Adrian. It was great to see them.

    Süt, thank you :)

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  9. Very special pictures! I like the colors and the interesting lights.

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  10. Such pretty critters. I'm glad you were able to find them.

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  11. Lovelly set of images, the last one is great, we see all the details and beauty of the bird ;)

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  12. Beautiful, Keith. It's one bird I've not seen, even the once I went to minsmere. The male is lovely.

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  13. Thank you Kozma. The light was perfect for these birds.

    Thanks Hilary. They made my day :)

    Thank you Dominic. They are beauties, aren't they.

    Thanks Emma. They are special :)

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  14. A slight twitch there then Keith :) and who could blame you, it really is a fantastic little bird. I have never seen one but have always wanted to. Lovely photos, the last one is gorgeous. Well done on finding and photographing them!

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  15. how wonderful photos that are, I love to see it, thank you, big hugh Kathrin

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  16. Brilliant shots, I have never seen one so, I am due one or two.

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  17. Thanks Jan. Yea, just a little twitch; about 5 minutes up the road from me lol
    Worth the detour this morning :)

    Kathrin, thank you. Glad you enjoyed them.

    Thanks Bob. Hope you get to see some soon.

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  18. they are so beautiful.. really love the light in the 3red and last one..
    fantastic captures..
    looks like its getting cold here..
    branches are a bit frosty..love it when that happens.. makes it look like a wonderland..

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  19. Hi Keith...fantastic post my friend...some "cracking photos" !! lol ; }
    Hugs!!

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  20. Beautiful shots, Keith. A real pleasure to look at.

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  21. While the birds are beautiful, I'm really impressed by the background. Nice of them to pose for you against such a lovely backdrop.

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  22. Thank you Hope. It was that magical morning golden light, on golden reeds; perfect. A light frost here to at first.

    Thanks Grammie, glad you enjoyed them ;)

    Thanks Wilma. I timed my visit just right. They left after about an hour.

    JoLynne, I was very fortunate to have such willing and beautiful subjects. A brief glimpse is the usual thing.

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  23. Wa, really nice pictures! great shots! i loved it..

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  24. Well done Keith... This is one of my dream, first to see them so close, second to get a nice shots like yours! Congrats!

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  25. Dejemonos sorprender, thank you for your comment. :)

    Thanks Chris. They are lovely little birds.

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  26. Well done and another great day out. I keep wondering if I could do better with your lens or if it is just me that is the problem. :)

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  27. Marvelous!!!! So glad you found them and you got some super shots that last one being the frosting on the cake...Great post.

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  28. Great capture Keith. What a lovely bird to find and photograph. I would like to see one myself as I am a great fan of the family.

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  29. Wow - what a find and what great pictures Keith - lucky you (of course I'm not jealous).

    There were 2 seen at Barnes last Saturday apparently; but I was elsewhere. Be nice to see some at my local :D

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  30. Great shots of some excellent birds. Well done!!

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  31. Thanks Dale. That lens took me a while to get used to it. Nothing seemed sharp at first, but it gradually got better. Stick with it.

    Thanks Dixxe. I was very pleased I found them so quickly, and they were so co-operative.

    Trevor, they are little beauties aren't they. There have been a few sightings fairly locally; these were the nearest to me. Worth the small diversion in the morning.

    Thanks Tricia. Just want a Bittern next lol

    Harold, thank you for stopping by, and your comment. Appreciate it. :)

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  32. Congratulations, a lovely capture there Keith.

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  33. Thanks John. It was good to see them. Apparently they are still there, so they might stay for a little while yet.

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  34. Nice local find and well captured. FAB.

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  35. Cheers Frank.
    Nice to see you back mate.

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  36. They are extraordinary and beautiful - I`ve never seen them bevore. Hugs from Luzia.

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  37. Thank you Lucy, they are lovely birds, and not very common here.

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  38. Hey Keith,
    Am sure you are doing well(looking from your posts).Nice profile pic.Am still not back to bloggerland...still buzy with kids:)Hopefully will be back next year.Loved the last post with the coluorful autumn.Planning a vacation home in Dec and may plan a trip to UK sometime next year.Would be great to meet you.So long take care till am back again:)

    Shantana

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  39. Shantana, really good to hear from you. I guess the children are keeping you really busy :)

    If you do get to the UK, it would be really good to meet up. Let me know if you do.

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  40. What an interesting looking bird!!! He's beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen photos of this one. It's new for me. Love your captures...

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  41. Fantastic soft light.. Stunning beyond words.

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  42. Thanks Kelly. They are lovely, but quite secretive at times.

    Thank you Lisa. Early morning, golden light; perfect for these.

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