I woke up early as usual this morning but for once decided to stay in and have a longer sleep. I knew I had no camera and already feeling quite low, I could not really be bothered to go out. I know the cameras not the important thing, its getting out and finding and seeing wildlife but I seemed to be walking around lost without it. After getting up and getting ready I called into Reculver at 8am where I thought I would see what Dragonflies were on the wing. In the sheltered areas there were lots of Common Blue Damselflies with 1 Red eyed Damselfly also noted. A Hobby dashed through as I left to drive to Canterbury to see what the damage was going to be for the camera. With postage etc it looks likely to be around £120 which I'm sad to say will probably have to wait a few moths at this rate. Derek Smith has kindly offered to lend me his old Canon 10d which I will use but to be honest, I can slowly see my postings fizzling out in the next few weeks. I called into East Blean woods afterwards where there were still no adults flying but I did see 10+ Heath Fritillary caterpillars but a call from Derek Smith raised hopes as he had seen some in nearby Thornden Woods. With the sun still out I drove over and soon found the area he had seen some in. Thankfully despite the strong winds I did see 1 Heath Fritillary butterfly which looked in pristine condition. It was just a shame I could not take any photos! Instead here are a few from previous years.