The male Bluethroat is quite striking with its blue and red throat and its flashing rufous tail-base. However it is quite secretive and hard to see as it skulks through thick vegetation. But sometimes it is also forage in open fields.
When I saw this fellow (at the Red River Island), I squatted down and came slowly forward it. I waited and let it comfortable with my presence. And progressively, it approached me, step by step, and gave me some very nice poses. It was just curious to see what this big thing in the middle of the field was.