Walking along a busy road, we could hear a very tuneful bird song, but there was no bird in sight. After spending a while staring at one tree, we realised it was actually in the tree next to it, and as I took a photo, the bird moved to the top branches so I could get a better view!
My walking companion insisted it was a Redwing, a relative said it must be a Fieldfare, and I was confident it was a Thrush, so I asked a local birding group for an identification…. and it’s a Song Thrush.
It seemed perfectly at ease in the tree, ignoring the sound of traffic and distant sirens from the main road.