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Bearded Tit

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Common Name Bearded Tit
Scientific Name Panurus biarmicus
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Related Species Titmice
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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.

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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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Record Datesort ascending Recorded at Recorded by Tweet
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 Retweet

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 Retweet

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 Retweet 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
01/07/2017 - 23:45 Retweet RT @Wildwood_photos: Juvenile male bearded tit from a very quick visit to @RSPBWeymouth today. Very windy , tricky to focus, but great to s…
21/06/2017 - 08:00 Retweet RT @battybirder: Lovely evening walk at @RSPBWeymouth, juv bearded tits, cetti's warbler, marsh harrier &lots more, despite noisy children…
20/06/2017 - 21:15 Retweet RT @deanhall30: Bearded Tit showing well this evening in the reeds near the discovery centre @RSPBWeymouth
29/04/2017 - 20:45 Retweet RT @butlerdb77: Great advice from a warden @RSPBWeymouth meant I got to see bearded tit and a bonus cettis warbler. @FergusHenderso1 Brill…
27/04/2017 - 09:30 RSPB Weymouth Sightings for yesterday (Wednesday) in Weymouth- a great day for watching bearded tits neat building ☺️
25/04/2017 - 20:00 Wawlee Bearded Tits @RSPBWeymouth last week.
25/04/2017 - 20:00 Luke Phillips @RSPBWeymouth Radipole today - Marsh Harriers amazing as ever, 2 Common Sand, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Beardies feeding young.
25/04/2017 - 18:45 RSPB Arne Pied fly, garden warb, ring ouzel, Wheatear, whinchat, Bearded tit, Marsh harrier, Whimbrel, cetti's on day 2 of Dorset tour @harbourbirds
05/04/2017 - 11:45 RSPB Weymouth Bearded tit busily feeding visible from the Discovery Centre cafe and Bridge @DorsetBirdClub @wildlife_uk
03/04/2017 - 19:45 Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group What a handsome fellow! Thanks to @HACPIX for this pic of #beardedtit in #christchurchharbour #dorsethour
03/04/2017 - 10:15 Adrian Groves RT @lippy113: @RSPBWeymouth Bearded Reedlings foraging for seeds along the paths at Radipole.
23/03/2017 - 08:45 Birds Poole Harbour Swineham last night. Hen Harr, Merlin, Barn Owl, 18 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, Beatded Tits calling, c5 Cetti's @DorsetBirdClub @BirdGuides
11/03/2017 - 12:45 RSPB Weymouth Good #bird #sightings today in Weymouth- highlights bittern and bearded tits plus marsh harrier displaying.
11/03/2017 - 11:45 RSPB Weymouth Bearded tit visible from the cafe window now! A great day to spot hen as not much wind in Weymouth @DorsetBirdClub…
24/02/2017 - 10:45 Joe Stockwell RT @Joe_stockwell: Radipole Bearded Tits from this morning