A day's work at Brockenhurst gave me the chance to spend a long weekend camping in the New Forest.
By 0700 on Sunday morning I was filming this gorgeous male redstart not far from my camp site.
This was one of many seen today, they are more common in the forest this year than I can ever remember.
Three hours later and I still hadn't seen another person.
By now I was at Bishop's Dyke, one of my most favourite spots in the Forest.
Stopping at one of the many little streams, I filmed these whirligig beetles at 60 fps, so that their movements in their 2-dimensional world could be seen more clearly.
It was now early afternoon and starting to get hot.
I had been told to visit a certain spot in the hope of seeing one of Britain's rarest butterflies, the pearl-bordered fritillary.
My advice was sound.