Erewash Fields

I went to ANR on Saturday afternoon (13th). This field is used for conservation grazing by a variety of domestic animals. Here we are just over the border (the River Erewash) into Derbyshire.

After some research I can confirm that this a llama. I had to wait some time for it to raise its head to take this shot as it spent most of the time head down nibbling the grass,

Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ,,,, aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Wouldn’t you just kill for a fleece like this?

Usually, when I see dark shapes in the trees, they are just bunches of dried leaves but this time I hit the jackpot. Pictured here is part of an approximately 30 strong flock of redwings. They migrate from Russia and Scandinavia.

This is one of the redwings foraging on the ground. Redwings are the smallest member of the thrush family.

This beautiful female stonechat obligingly posed on a bramble for me to take a portrait. I am very pleased with the composition of this shot which is enhanced by the red colour of the bramble.

Since taking these photographs interest in has skyrocketed. I would like to extend a special welcome to the many new visitors and a double welcome to the new followers. I hope you enjoy the quiz. I’ll post the answers tomorrow. You don’t have to follow the blog to take part. Just enter the blog address in your browser and scroll down to the appropriate page. Enjoy 🙂

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