Had a quick look round the Sands Lake and slacks yesterday evening - lake was quiet apart from eclipse Mallards, about 15 Tufties, loafing gulls, and a pair of Little Grebes.
Few Swifts about.
No dragonflies to be seen, and indeed I only had one in an hour in the area - an Emperor in the frontal dunes.
Plenty of Cinnabar moth caterpillars on the ragwort, and although most of the orchids have gone over or are going over (apart from Marsh Helleborine), some good flowers are still out - like this Round Leaved Wintergreen.
Tide was high just before 6pm, but the sea was flatter than a five day old glass of Stella, and apart from Black Headed Gulls and lots of people enjoying a rare view of the sun, the beach was quiet.
Looked to be a reasonable gull roost to the north halfway up Taggs Island, but I didn't have time to go up there.
Very, very quiet.
Tides get good again at the end of the week - please let there be enough wind to make a seawatch or two worth it.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...