A female bearded tit curiously peers through the leaves of reeds whilst appearing to play hide and seek. Photographer Igor Chervonenko captured the sweet interaction at Vyrlitsa lake, in the city of Kiev, Ukraine.
Igor, from Ukraine said “The bird perched on the leaves of the reeds and posed for only 3-4 seconds. In this short time, the bird appeared to hide to watch me."
The 57 year-old photography teacher said “Often you need to spend a great amount of the time waiting for the birds to appear, which can be anywhere from half an hour to an hour or more”
“I was surprised at the curiosity of the bird, it was in the most spectacular position sat on the reeds.”