Bearded Tit

Common Name Bearded Tit
Alternative Name Bearded Reedling
Scientific Name Panurus biarmicus
Family Other Small Land Birds
Interest
4
Description

An occasional sight in reedbeds in Dorset

Look For A small group of birds feeding around the seed heads of phragmites and reedmace
ID Notes

Rarely seen away from their favoured reed bed habitat
The distinctive black facial markings of the male make it easy to identify 
Resident in Dorset and seem most of the year round but can be elusive 

Read about this species in my Nature Diary blog:
Date Sort ascending Title Link to Article Edit
14-10-21 The bearded tit in Dorset
This map shows the distribution of the species based on my records:

Radipole Lake Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
5

Lodmoor Nature Reserve

RSPB, Site of Scientific Interest
4
These are the National Vegetation Classification codes associated with this species:
NVC Codes Description Phase 1 Categories Description
These are the sites where I have found this species:
Site Notes Record Date Report Date
Lodmoor Nature Reserve Recorded by others
Radipole Lake Nature Reserve Winter visitor