I left home early (before the heat built up!) and walked around Strumpshaw with Brian. To our delight the water levels have been lowered, so that Egrets, Kingfishers, waders (including some super Ruff!) and Bearded Tits were much in evidence.
Other 'goodies' included some Scarce Chasers (isn't this a little late?) lots of Southern Hawkers and a Swallowtail caterpillar. On the way home, I stopped to enjoy the local Little Owlets!