Despite the glorious weather (bet you never thought I would say that this month!) there has still been a trickle of new waders arriving. Yesterday morning's beautiful red Knot was joined by an equally rufous Curlew Sandpiper prior to high tide along with at least eight Oystercatchers.

Oiks, Curlew Sand and Knot (Barry Jackson)

Today they had moved on but seven Dunlin and a Grey Plover were in their place. The Peregrines have been giving a good display and there was plenty of insect activity at last with many dragons and butters on the wing.

Ruddy Darter close up... look  at them eyes! (Mark Hart)

Ruddy Darter (hopefully by Jonathan Wasse!... please tell me if I have got it wrong!)

22-7-12

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