Spent some time this afternoon at the lakes hoping for Hobbies.  Instead, got some shots of a Southern Hawker in flight, plus a Common Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail.

A trip to Arne today to try and spot Ospreys, as the RSPB had opened up new parts of the reserve for their Raptor Weekend.  Only one very distant view.  But good views of a Marsh Harier at a new hide.  Shame about the heat haze.  Hopefully they'll keep the new hide open through the winter as it should become a good spot for Harriers over the next few months.

03:15 start to head to Arne hoping for Barn Owls and Ospreys.  No real luck with either.  But found Raft and Wasp Spiders.  Quite pleased with the Raft Spider on a reed in front of the pond.  Back lit by the sun, with macro flash illuminating the spider.

Managed to get a record shot of a Purple Emperor in the woods this morning - see the spot on the wind.  Also, a Jay and a Gatekeeper butterfly.

Popped down to Arne early this morning to see what was about.  Watervoles, Dragonflies, Damselflies,young Greater Spotted Woodpeckers and Grasshoppers.