This Jay perched on the garden fence long enough for a few shots this morning and we had another visit from the female Blackcap.
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.
Pleased to have a rarity in the garden this morning. They are normally summer visitors but some blackcaps are resident. She may visit again – with her mate hopefully.
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.
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 nottinghamshirewildlife.org/LifelineAppeal
Picture taken in the same tree as the recent shot of a female blackbird.
On the feeders behind the visitor centre at Attenborough I was pleased to see at least 6 tree sparrows jockeying for position. This is the most I have seen together for some time.
Blackbirds at Attenborough Nature Reserve today.