Edwin had a bit of a strange day last week. He was contacted by Rex News who had seen some of Ed’s pictures on the web and wanted to publish them. Ed decided to give it a go, Rex is a big operator, but after not hearing anything for a few days, he thought no more of it.
Then pandemonium broke loose.
Ed’s bearded tit images made it into 8 newspapers in the UK including the Telegraph’s picture of the day, The Daily Mail, Mirror, Metro and so on.
Ed had been working with the bearded tits for about four months and it took lots of effort to get the shots that he had in his mind. This particular bird had found a clever way of catching its lunch – by precariously clinging to two stems and using them like stilts. When a cranefly flitted by, the tit was able to catch it in one swift move, then take a sip of water to wash down its lunch.
Reedbeds in Holland and the UK are the natural habitat for these birds, and these incredible images were shot in an area of the Netherlands called The Veluwe.
More coverage of Edwin’s amazing story can be seen using the following links:
Fantastic photos Mr Kats!