Today I went dragon-hunting at Thursley Common, in the most excellent company of Phil Sharp. You can see his version of the day at his blog - Sharp by Nature. We got lucky with a pretty sunny day, though the cloud did slowly build and the northerly breeze made itself felt from time to time. None of this was enough to deter the dragonflies and damselflies for very long, and we came away with a haul of 11 Odonata species.
Thursley in high summer isn't exactly awash with birds. One of the star species, Dartford Warbler, seems to have disappeared (hopefully temporarily), while for another, Nightjar, you'd have to hang around til dusk. We had two sightings of Hobbies, one of Common Buzzard, plus a male Reed Bunting, a handful of Linnets, a noisy Whitethroat family, a scattering of Swallows, and around the Moat Nuthatches and Long-tailed Tits.
Continuing along the path proved impossible (or daunting at least) as there was a sizeable flood blocking the path and the only way across seemed to be via some precarious floating planks. We turned back and enjoyed the whole boardwalked dragonfly-rich area again.