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Black Eyed Bearded Reedling

By SteveMackay  
This young male Bearded Reedling should have "Peach" coloured Irises (and Females a more "yellow" Iris)........so to see this "black" (OK it's more dark red/brownSmile) Iris coloured Male was quite a lucky find!
Not sure how rare this is? (i've seen a photo of a female bearded Reedling with a dark Iris, taken in Lancashire), but it's always great to see unusual thing's in nature.
Taken at Oare nature reserve (Faversham, Kent)
Photos of this same bird (taken by other photographers) can be found on Flickr, thanks for looking, cheersSmile

With a huge thanks to everyone for commenting on my last shot, with a special thanks to Mike, Karen, Tony, David, Alan and Sylvia for your much appreciated UA's!, cheers!SmileSmile

Tags: Wildlife Nature Birds Bird Bearded reedling Wildlife and nature

Voters: PhilT2, johnke, Philip_H and 56 more



johnke 10 232 17 England
22 Jan 2015 8:06PM
Exemplary Steve, cant top that.......John
GMKhamish 15 1 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 8:23PM
Superb image and description.
cheesey 17 2 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 8:28PM
Wonderful colours, light and detail.
Great shot.
ali63 11 791 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 8:30PM
1st class image,

Ali Grin
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
22 Jan 2015 8:46PM
A beauty Steve - immaculate detailed...... Interesting info re the eye.
michaelo Plus
16 15 1 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 8:47PM
Stunning image ,simply stunning!!!
JohnoP 17 2
22 Jan 2015 9:01PM
Very special indeed....superb work! Smile John
JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 9:28PM
A really lovely shot
richmowil Plus
14 508 3 England
22 Jan 2015 10:38PM
Its a cracking image!! Quality!
Mike_Young Plus
16 34 13 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2015 10:43PM
A veritable corker Steve
22 Jan 2015 10:51PM
Stunning capture.
22 Jan 2015 10:55PM
First class, well taken
stub197 11
22 Jan 2015 11:49PM
Excellent, Lovely Detailed and pin sharp shotSmileSmileSmilePaul
A quality image and interesting information Steve, hoping to see some of these at Leighton Moss tomorrow.SmileSmileSmile
Maiwand 16 3 73 England
23 Jan 2015 2:10PM
A lovely quality capture Steve. Superb focus and exposure.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
23 Jan 2015 9:58PM
A fabulous image of this beautiful little bird, definitely one to be proud of
Greyheron 21 282 7 England
24 Jan 2015 11:44AM
A beauty, Steve - what a little poser

Richsr 16 91 224 England
25 Jan 2015 10:25AM
A fine image Steve, congrats on all the awards
stub197 11
25 Jan 2015 3:58PM
Stunning image, what a shotSmileSmileSmilepaul
jancan 10
25 Jan 2015 8:41PM
Absolutely gorgeous. Grin
26 Jan 2015 8:10PM
Thank for comments all, with a big thanks to Mark for your GEA and to Cheesey, Adrian, John, Ali, M_squared, Ed and Brian for your UA's.......thanks a lot all, really appreciated!!!SmileSmileSmile

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