Stonechat @ ANR

Despite failing light yesterday afternoon (12/01/21) I managed to get some good views of a male stonechat in the Erewash Fields just over the border (the River Erewash) into Derbyshire but still part of Attenborough Nature Reserve. They usually perch openly on the top of (eg) dead thistles which makes photographing them a lot easier. My only problem was obstruction by the cattle that occupy the field which is why it is also a good site for spotting cattle egrets. I think they associate people coming to the fence with fresh food supplies.

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