One of the UK's loveliest birds seen in our gardens - the Thrush (Turdus philomelos). Shot in my garden in late Winter.
The song thrush numbers have improved by still faces threats. Loss of hedgerows and wet ditches remove feeding and nesting sites, while increased land drainage and tillage are likely to have reduced the number of earthworms and other crucial invertebrate prey available to song thrushes on farmland.
Grazed permanent pasture (especially cow pastures) and woodland are important habitats with plenty of food for song thrushes. Both of these have been lost or degraded in many lowland areas. They now rely on gardens. Avoid slug pellets - the thrushes will enjoy juicy snails and snails
Location: Fairwarp, East Sussex
Photographer: Craig Williams