Lade - Lockdown Day 35 - warm, dry and sunny, sw 2 - A thick bank of fog covered the peninsula just after dawn with not a breath of wind, although it quickly burned off as the sun rose in the sky. The booming of the Dungeness fog horn and a distant Bittern on the bird reserve could both be heard from the desert where a displaying Lapwing was of note. Yesterdays Wheatears had moved on while elsewhere across the site there was little bird activity; in contrast to a cacophony of sound from Marsh Frogs around the willow swamp. Hopefully, tomorrows forecasted weather change to rain moving up from the continent may ground a few overnight migrants, or hirundines over the lakes.
By mid-afternoon the warm sunshine had encouraged a number of Holly Blues onto the wing around the garden. However, photographing them is never easy, although one did sit still long enough to get a typical closed up shot at rest (see below).