It's not often I have to dash of in the middle of the night to go birding but last night that's exactly what I did. A message on Cambirds from Brendan Doe, late in the evening told of a Savi's Warbler reeling at Wicken. I missed a bird here a couple of years ago that only stayed one evening so I was not going to hang around. An hour or so later, just gone midnight, I was ensconced within the dark, but ever so still, Fen and the electric buzz of Savi's Warbler was insistent across the reeds. My second bird this week (or possibly the same??) and a great experience to hear and see locally. On the local front the Black-winged Stilts did produce young at Welney during the week but were predated very quickly, a great great shame.
With another day of hot weather I took a stroll across the Ely Wildspace and fringes. I was looking for 2 Dragonflies in particular, both doing well in East Anglia and was not to be disappointed.
I found 6 or 7 Hairy Dragonfly along Queen Adelaide Way, Cuckoo Bridge and the Settling Beds.