I don’t know about you, but I’m SO glad it’s finally a bit cooler!
This heat does me no favours with my health. I haven’t been sleeping a wink recently due to pain, so one night/morning I decided to get up at 5am and head down to my local nature reserve.
Not only was I rewarded by cooler temperatures at that time of day, I was also rewarded with the most beautiful sunrise and gorgeous kingfishers to accompany it!
I took this lovely footage of a pair of kingfishers preening. I always seem to get lucky at Lackford Lakes, I only have to wait a matter of minutes for them to turn up and they seem to hang around for me too! I also saw and heard lots of chiff chaff and various warblers which are feeding up before the migration home, a juvenile bullfinch, lesser whitethroat, great spotted woodpecker, blackcap, reed warbler and loads more!