I saw this bird on a walk along the open cultivated land in a village of Switzerland. As I passed a water stream and the green meadows, I reached the edge of a grass field. Suddenly a bird shot up from the ground. My eyes followed its course into the trees. The little guy perched on a branch high above in a big ash tree. We watched each other with curiosity. I expected the Tree Pipit would fly away but instead the bird seemed to relax and began sunbathing. A great opportunity for me to take some pictures and to observe the birds behavior. Its belly plumage was fluffed up and the backlight was drawing a nice scenery.