I was a little later getting out this morning after a hot and humid night meant little sleep was had. Leaving at 06:15hrs, it was already warm and sunny with clear blue skies, but halfway through my walk I suddenly felt quite unwell, stomach cramps, aching limbs and dizziness!! I think I had become dehydrated, or had too much of the sun yesterday. ( I must say at this point greenie, no alcohol was enjoyed the previous night).
I had to cut short my walk, and spent the rest of the day indoors, drinking plenty of water - what a waste of a sunday! At least the short time I was out provided me with 3 species not seen yesterday, KESTREL, SPARROWHAWK and a flyover of 3 CORMORANT, bringing the weekend total to 53, not bad considering the the months total so far is 54, the Sand Martin being the only species not seen this weekend.
This afternoon I felt a bit better, but my legs felt like they were filled with treacle instead of blood, and lead waits had been strapped to each one. So I did some skywatching from the front bedroom window, which overlooks the Greenhouse Complex and Migrant Alley. A few Gulls went over, BLACK HEADED and HERRING, but also a HOBBY (55) the first this month, so it wasn't a wasted effort.
I managed a couple of photos this morning, below is a SWALLOW.
and next the 3 flyover Cormorants