I don’t know about you but every so often I take a photo that surprises me. I took this when I was at Amchara last week. I hadn’t noticed that the fields behind had the sun shining on them that turned them a shade of red. All I was doing was following this bird – which I found out later to be a Song Thrush – across the trees and through the woodland. The only thing I would change would be the shadows over the thrush but I wanted to leave the photo as natural as possible.
NB: So many thanks to Neesie at Neesie Natters who has since pointed out that this bird is, in fact, a Redwing which makes it even more appropriate with the red fields behind it. According to the RSPB the redwing is most commonly encountered as a winter bird and is the UK’s smallest true thrush. They roam across the UK’s countryside, feeding in fields and hedgerows, rarely visiting gardens, except in the coldest weather when snow covers the fields. Only a few pairs nest in the UK.