It was fairly quiet on the common some sheep but no people and very few birds to start with.
I reached the part of the common where Chris and I had seen the woodlarks before and I sat on the seat and waited. I could hear a cuckoo in the distance calling, but it soon stopped. A green woodpecker flew by quite close. After a few minutes wait I could here some birdsong and two small birds landed in a tree behind me. They then flew around and landed on the ground, they were woodlarks.
As I walked back the sun started to shine and the temperature rose. The track was very muddy due to the recent rain and there were lots of small pools of water. On one small pool I saw a dragonfly and tried to take a photo. However this was not quite so easy. The dragonfly was between me and the sun and I wanted to get to the other side of it. However getting around it was not easy due to the wet ground. I had meant to wear wellingtons, but left them at home! Eventually I did manage to get to the other side of the dragonfly and took a few pictures.