Bearded Reedling Juvenile
Bearded Reedling - Panurus biarmicus. I am glad I had a chance to make tens of photos of these beautiful birds. Newly hatched they are quite noisy and fly around, crawling in the reeds looking for seeds and are not so aware of dangers like the adults. For 2 hours I saw maybe 20-30 juveniles and no one adult bird.
I was in a hide built in a middle of the marsh linked to the shore with a wooden path. Unfortunately the path is rotten on many places and is a bit dangerous. On one spot about 3 m of it is missing (broken and sunk) and I had to walk in the muddy water up to the waist deep in order to get to the hide. Believe me it was not a pleasant experience, as I was not equipped properly and had to stay barefoot after that for couple of hours. It's pity nobody is taking care to repair the path and the visitors cannot get to the hide and watch the birds, but from the other side I was lucky nobody disturbed me neither the birds and I just kept shooting and shooting...
The bearded reedling is a small, sexually dimorphic reed-bed passerine bird. It is frequently known as the bearded tit, due to some similarities to the long-tailed tit, or the bearded parrotbill.