Saturday, 16 February 2013

Stodmarsh Penduline Tit Revisited

 Penduline Tit .

I  headed back to Stodmarsh for another look at  the Penduline Tit that was still present , i arrived just after 9am and was straight onto the bird ,  it was feeding out in the open at times and gave some great views , all the regular Stour Valley birders were there such as Martyn ,Chidders , Adam and Steve  who arrived a little bit later , it was great to catch up with everybody again , i also bumped into Ephraim who's blog i have just started  following and is well worth a look  plus his birding buddies Chris and Paul , really great to meet you .

Digi scoped shot of the Penduline.

We watched the Penduline Tit for quite awhile and also added Great Spotted Woodpecker , Cettis Warbler and several Siskin  from here , after about an hour i decided to head around to the Marsh Hide and look for some Water Pipits , well i have to say the path there is the muddiest path i have ever walked on so if anyone fancies a mud bath i would recommend trying out this path...lol

I eventually reached the Marsh hide and was soon onto the Water Pipits  , i counted approx 15 birds , however another birder in the hide had counted 24 at one point , still i was pleased with what i saw and  they were a very welcome year tick  , a male Marsh Harrier drifted past the hide spooking all the Lapwings which were in good number plus the pipits all took to the air and i still could not beat my total !!!! 
I decided to head back for another look at the Penduline Tit and i really wanted to try and video it , on my way back i heard the familiar  " pinging "   of Bearded Tits  but alas never saw them , i arrived back at the Penduline Tit and after a short wait i was  enjoying this beauty again .

Really digging in for some tasty maggots.

Here is a video of this stunning Penduline Tit .


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