I haven't done much birding or wildlife-watching lately. However, I did manage a short Medway walk last Friday, on a very warm but overcast afternoon. It was still and muggy, birds were thin on the ground but there were a few nice insect encounters.
I also saw a Large Red Damselfly along with the usual swarms of Common Blues and Azures, and my first Large Skippers and Meadow Browns of the year.
The next day, Rob and I went to the Biggin Hill airshow. He is keen on planes - I'm not desperately interested in them but it seemed like the decent thing to do, given how thoroughly Rob has embraced my obsession with wildlife. I had a pleasant surprise though - almost throughout the whole show there were Skylarks disporting themselves in and over the grass between us and the runway. So there were many moments when all cameras but one were pointed hard left waiting for the Spitfire or Tornado or whatever to appear, while I was clicking away at a small brown bird right in front of us.