Apr 212017
Pennington Marsh - 7th April

This first half of April has been fantastic, like mid-summer come early, after an early morning breeding bird survey where the highlights were a couple of Song Thrush and a Willow Warbler I spent a couple of hours at Pennington Marsh. Spring really is here and there wereBlackcap singing from the scrub, fair numbers of […]

Oct 022014
Bearded tit

Panurus biarmicus Although widely distributed, it is an elusive bird not easy to see and after which so many photographers are after! I was lucky to get these shot in Spanish Catalonia. The male has magnificent black mustaches going down from the eyebrows to the throat:     Original post HERE

Apr 092014
Black Forest Birds – Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) is a bit different to other true tits, a bit like the Bearded Tit or Bearded Reedling as it’s now officially called. These tiny birds can be seen from Portugal to Siberia in a variety of forms. I’ve often looked and listened for the bird in North Africa but as […]

Oct 252012
Bearded Reedling, Cley Marshes NWT, Panurus biarmicus. North Norfolk, UK

The target species for my trip to north Norfolk was the bearded reedling or bearded tit as it is commonly known. This stunning little bird, a specialty of the north Norfolk marshes,  lives in the extensive reed-beds along the coastal areas. They can be a little tricky to get pictures of as they live in […]