Saturday, 12 January 2013

London Beardies

My first day out and about since being ill, and how better to spend it then with some of the Barnes Birds and a visit to Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. Bearded Tits had been sighted in Hyde Park yesterday, but I didnt hold out much hope on them still being there today.

Lets just say I was proven very very wrong..........

Not one beautiful little female, but two......although a fellow photographer later said he thought it was one female and a juvenile. Both were ringed, but although I can get some quite good close ups of the rings, I cant read the numbers.
So even though it was bitterly cold, the sun barely peeped out all day and we were suffering from numb faces and finger-tips, seeing the little Beardies was brilliant.
The other Barnes Birds also really enjoyed feeding the tame Parakeets, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Chaffinch and Robin. Even Arthur the half-tail squirrel gently took nuts from our hands. All in all a very pleasant day even if the Tawnys and Little Owls were hiding away from the cold wind.


  1. Wow..... fantastic pics too Wendy... Glad you all had such a rewarding time!

  2. Well done, a great year tick Wendy, nice shots too :)


  3. Gorgeous shots Wendy, especially number three, two little faces in one shot! It certainly was a cold day, but well worth it, thanks for showing us around:-)