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Bearded Tit

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Common Name Bearded Tit
Scientific Name Panurus biarmicus
Status Local
Interest Level
Related Species Other Small Land Birds
Flower Visible
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
Look for Flock of small birds in amongst reeds
Habitat Reference

A visitor to reedbeds on Dorset rivers in winter.



Contributors to the Nature of Dorset have seen this species at these locations:

Please note that the markers show APPROXIMATE locations of the observation, not exact locations! You can find often find out more information about location by looking at the original tweet. Click on any marker to see the name of the location and then click on the location name to see more details about the site where available.

This chart shows the number of records per site for this species. Hover over any column to see the site and the number of records:

This chart shows the number of records per month for this species where there are records (see note below):

The intention of this chart is to show which months during the year this species is most likely to be seen. The total per month is across all years; to see the total for a particular year select that year in the filter at the top.

This chart shows the number of records per day for this species for up to the last 30 days for which there are records for this species (see note above). Hover over any column to see the date and the number of records:

These are some photographs of this species that have accompanied tweets from Twitter contributors. Click/tap a photo to see the original version.

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What a handsome fellow! Thanks to @HACPIX for this pic of #beardedtit in #christchurchharbour #dorsethour
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03/04/2017 - 19:45
RT @Wildwood_photos: Final photo of the bearded tit from Radipole lake @RSPBWeymouth
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28/08/2017 - 09:59
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Successful trapping of 2 x juv Bearded Reedlings at Hengistbury today @CHOG_birds @DorsetBirdClub

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30/10/2017 - 21:29
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01/11/2017 - 19:21
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Male Bearded Reedling, Lytchett Fields

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15/12/2017 - 20:18
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RT @Dijune1: Bearded Tit at Radipole lake in Weymouth , Dorset

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21/12/2017 - 23:37
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Very busy Beardie lady making a lovely mess in the reeds today at Radipole Lake, fluff everywhere. 😉

Tweet Date:
07/02/2018 - 18:21
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The original tweets from which these records have been derived:

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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
07/02/2018 - 18:21 Graham Jaggard

Very busy Beardie lady making a lovely mess in the reeds today at Radipole Lake, fluff everywhere. 😉

05/02/2018 - 12:30 RSPB Weymouth

Bearded tits, 3 Marsh Harriers and a Sparrowhawk, all in the space of an hours walk at #Radipole

03/02/2018 - 13:13 Graham Jaggard

Had an hour to kill before going to Portland for the owls and found 1 lonesome Beardie at Radipole lake, bit 'reedy…

10/01/2018 - 18:07 Mike Morse

5 Bearded Tits at Cogden this morning of which 3 ringed including this colour ringed bird. 2/3 Red-throated Divers…

09/01/2018 - 11:05 Ian Ballam

2 Marsh Harrier around Lytchett, 8+ Beardies, 3+ Rock Pipit and 57 Brent @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

28/12/2017 - 15:51 Martin Wood

@RSPBWeymouth We managed to see one Bearded Reedling this afternoon at Radipole.

21/12/2017 - 23:37 Peter Coe

RT @Dijune1: Bearded Tit at Radipole lake in Weymouth , Dorset

19/12/2017 - 15:38 Paul Dibden

Fantastic close encounter with some stunning Bearded Reedlings at RSPB Radipole Weymouth yesterday.…

19/12/2017 - 15:27 Mike Morse

Bearded Tits heard at both Bex and Cogden this morning; the first time we have (knowingly) had them in both reed be…

17/12/2017 - 13:59 Ian Ballam

Another group of Bearded Reedling around Lytchett Bay yesterday, this time 4 of them. This female sat up, the male…

15/12/2017 - 20:18 Ian Ballam

Male Bearded Reedling, Lytchett Fields

15/12/2017 - 10:21 Ian Ballam

Nice views of the Black Pipe Bearded Reedlings again this morning , Lytchett Bay @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh…

04/12/2017 - 09:55 RSPB Weymouth

Can you spot the Bearded Tits? This pair were having breakfast just outside our Discovery Centre window! Imagine wh…

01/12/2017 - 10:07 Ian Ballam

A pair of Bearded Tit just shown well by Black Pipe , Lytchett Bay @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

29/11/2017 - 19:14 Phyl England

Bearded Tits showing well at Radipole this morning despite the cold breeze. Light a bit glary but then it is never…

19/11/2017 - 16:51 Retweet

RT @moore_rd: Lovely walk around RSPB Radipole with @Lytchettbirder & Group. Cracking views of Bearded Tit and Kingfisher.…

19/11/2017 - 09:10 Shaun Robson

Our 50th Bearded Tit of the autumn. 😁 #LytchettBay #ringing

09/11/2017 - 21:55 Sue Smith

RT @BicycleBirder: Plenty of bearded tits seen and heard #Radipole again yesterday harder to photograph this time @RSPBWeymouth @NatureUK @…

08/11/2017 - 15:41 Mike Morse

A busy morning with a smart 'Sibe' Chiffchaff, 2 Bearded Tits, a Firecrest and a Merlin at Bex with 2 further Firec…

06/11/2017 - 18:28 Ian Ballam

There were 3 Bearded Reedling around the Lytchett Bay Viewpoint this morning, very hard to get a clear shot , alway…

02/11/2017 - 14:22 Luke Phillips

#RSPBRadipole today... Bittern, c.30 Bearded Tit!, Firecrest, 60+ Blackwits, 2 Marsh Harrier, Water Pipit... @RSPBWeymouth @DorsetBirdClub

02/11/2017 - 13:18 Mike Morse

A Firecrest at Bex this morning along with two Bearded Tits....No Bearded Tits at Cogden but a Merlin through there…

01/11/2017 - 19:21 Sue Smith

RT @BicycleBirder: Plenty of bearded tits @RSPBWeymouth on monday @DorsetBirdClub @NatureUK

31/10/2017 - 13:34 Mike Morse

Nothing new least two Bearded Tits still at Cogden and Jack Snipe again at Bex.

30/10/2017 - 21:29 Kevin Sayer

Successful trapping of 2 x juv Bearded Reedlings at Hengistbury today @CHOG_birds @DorsetBirdClub

30/10/2017 - 13:51 Mike Morse

This am Red Kite, Golden Plover & 12 Lapwing Bex and 2+ Bearded Tits Cogden. Highlight however was our first Vagran…

30/10/2017 - 11:52 Birds Poole Harbour

The 12 Barnacle Geese from this AM are now on Swineham GP Also 1 Pochard, 1 K'fisher, 11 Bearded Tit @DorsetBirdClub

27/10/2017 - 16:44 Martin Wood

@DominicCouzens A wonderful afternoon round south lake this afternoon. 2 Bearded Tit very nice views. No sign of Le…

26/10/2017 - 10:52 Dominic Couzens

Bearded Tits still at Longham Lakes, Dorset. These individuals respond to "pishing", something I haven't noticed before.

25/10/2017 - 13:02 Portland Bird Observatory

6 of the Bearded Tits trapped this mrng; 5 of them turned out to be ringed & colour ringed already - likely Radipol…

25/10/2017 - 10:36 Joe Stockwell

Unseen but largish flock of Bearded Tit high over the Pulpit heading North East

18/10/2017 - 09:06 Ian Ballam

Quiet hour vis-migging at LBV, 2 Redwing and a few finches. Beardies, Cettis and Chiffs in reeds @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

17/10/2017 - 13:18 Steve Groves

Another Redpoll west; Merlin east; a few Bearded Tits about... but still waiting for that Hawfinch!

14/10/2017 - 21:09 Brett Spencer

Bearded Reedling is always stunning. Also at Radipole this afternoon, 2 Pintail, c.10 Stonechats and best, a single…

12/10/2017 - 10:16 Birds Poole Harbour

Another 7 Bearded Tit headed off high NW with a minimum of 40 around in the reedbeds still at Lytchett Heath @DorsetBirdClub @NarwhalSh

12/10/2017 - 09:15 Birds Poole Harbour

Amazing scenes of Bearded Tits lifting off out of reedbeds at Lytchett Heath heading off high NW 15 so far @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

10/10/2017 - 12:33 Ian Ballam

2 Bearded Tit by sluice channel , Lytchett Bay @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

08/10/2017 - 16:13 Portland Bird Observatory

Not a big catch of migrants at the Obs today but some nice quality incl Siberian CC, YbWarbler and Bearded Tit

08/10/2017 - 10:07 Joe Stockwell

8 Bearded Tit high NE over the crown estate field.

06/10/2017 - 13:33 Freddy Alway

Spoonbill gwe marsh harrier ruffs little stints bearded tits lodmoor am.

04/10/2017 - 10:41 Steve Groves

Spotted Sandpiper still present & Scaup again. 1st Bearded Tits of the autumn too.

03/10/2017 - 08:58 RSPB Weymouth

40+ Bearded tits so far on our guided walk, spaces still available for our next one!

30/09/2017 - 08:55 James Phillips

Vis mig getting going at the Bill good nos of linnet and meadow pipit on the move best so far Bearded tit over Culverwelll @PortlandBirdObs

26/09/2017 - 11:44 Ian Ballam

Just had 4 Bearded Reedling in reeds behind SP, now flown to FP #LytchettFields @harbourbirds @NarwhalSh @DorsetBirdClub

17/09/2017 - 07:50 Shaun Robson

@ianballam @harbourbirds @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides 2 Bearded Tit #LBV my best so far

12/09/2017 - 18:11 Martin Wood

Also seen at Lodmoor today Bearded Tit, Dunlin, Wheatear, Ringed Plover,Black tailed Godwits. Common Tern. Great White Egret.

28/08/2017 - 09:59 Retweet RT @Wildwood_photos: Final photo of the bearded tit from Radipole lake @RSPBWeymouth
21/08/2017 - 11:48 Simon Treasure RT @stilts38: Lodmoor this AM 3C/Sands, 1G/Sand, 50+Dunlins, 2R/Shank, 4BTG, Kingfisher, Bearded Tits (heard only) Green woodpecker, plus u…
25/07/2017 - 10:15 RSPB Weymouth Lots of juvenile Bearded Tits this morning, right next to the RSPB Discovery Center! Here is a gorgeous male in the…
16/07/2017 - 14:15 Two Owls Birding Lodmoor with our group this am 3 Marsh Harriers interacting & 2 Peregrines doing same nearby calling loudly. Bearded Tit, Reed & Sedge wblrs