Boys and Girls

Juvenile Bearded Reedling (male) (Baardmannetje) hanging on a stem of reed.
Juvenile Bearded Reedling (male) (Baardmannetje) hanging on a stem of reed.

The planning was to take some shots of waders, early in the morning. So I got up at 5:15 and positioned myself on a very muddy bank. However, nothing happened. Maybe due to the water level, maybe the wind – but the waders stayed at the other side of the water. After I gave up I bumped in to a group of juvenile Bearded Reedlings (Baardmannetje). The boys and girls were rather active for a while, giving me opportunity to make some shots. Back at home I checked on the difference between the boys and the girls. The boys have orange/yellow bills, while the girls’ are much duller in color. Always learning πŸ˜‰ ….

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Among the other birds I had in front of my lens were Bluethroat (Blauwborst), Sedge Warbler (Rietzanger), Common Redshank (Tureluur) and Common Snipe (Watersnip) – so all in all a good start of the day πŸ™‚

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Bearded Reedling photographed with back light

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  1. Prachtige foto’s van deze baardmezen. Je kopfoto steelt wel de show….heel gaaf…..dank ook voor de info over de verschillen van de jongens en de meisjes πŸ˜‰



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