Moustached Reedlings (et al) on a gloomy grey day

  • In reply to Kath1977:

    Hi Kath, I just googled "bearded tits in south wales" and apparently they are at Newport Wetlands Reserve Some Info Here , possibly elsewhere too, but that was first one that came up... Turns out it's an RSPB reserve More info here

  • Hello Kath, as PB says, your closest area to see the Bearded Reedlings would most likely be RSPB.reserve at Newport Wetlands. Good luck and hope you get to see them as this time of year is the best when they make use of the grit trays put out for them.    

    You may find this article interesting and why some birds like Bearded Reedlings need grit.  


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Awww fab thank you for looking for me.

    That's brilliant, I will definitely go there for a wander and look around.

  • Kath I have a feeling that Newport Wetlands have or did have bearded reedlings.  

    Oooops, late to the party again!!!!!

    Lot to learn

  • Wonderful photos yet again, Hazel--thanks! Yep, we've heard and seen the Reedlings at Newport Wetlands--one of the very few places we have actually seen them rather than just hearing them. Are you near Newport, Kath? First saw them many years ago eating grit (they were eating grit, not us--lol!) on the path, right in front of a hide at RSPB Minsmere, and we also had a very brief glimpse of them at RSPB Rainham Marsh east of London as well as at Newport Wetlands. Cannot remember if we saw Reedlings at LM when we were there at a Forumate meet-up some time ago, Hazel, or not--sorry--mainly remember the Marsh Harriers, not forgetting your stash of meal worms and the happy little recipients of same!

    Kath, Have fun when you do go to Newport Wetlands when walking across the bouncy floating bridges!

    Kind regards, Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Hi Ann

    I am in Barry so no I am only half hour away from Newport so will definitely venture to go and see them.

    It is only recently I have seen photos of them and seen how fascinating they look.

    Kath xx
  • In reply to HAZY:

    You certainly must have chosen the wrong side of the country for weather Hazel we are up in Northumberland until later today and so far it has been sunglasses and peaked caps but blooming cold.


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can