I had opportunity to spend an hour in the sun at ANR today. Fine views of redwing and fieldfare but also a bonus view of a Common Buzzard on an electricity distribution pole.

A sunny day at ANR

In view of the icy conditions I decided to go local to Attenborough on Friday 29th rather than my original plan to visit Rutland Water. These are some of the resulting photograph. Apologies for a bit of repetition of species but these were taken in much better light conditions than previously.

Fieldfare & Tree Sparrow

Despite the damp, dull conditions today I was able to get good shots of fieldfare, my first of the season and tree sparrow, not on a feeder for a change.

These were both taken at Attenborough Nature Reserve. The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is currently appealing for donations to enable them to purchase the reserve site from the current owners Cemex (formerly the RMC Group). If you are interested donations can be made at