I had hoped to target Dragonflies but whilst it was warm, there was no sun, we did however watch a few Four-spotted Chasers over the water, but we had to make do with Marsh Harriers. In less than a couple of hours we had at least eight sightings. Up to five had fledged so far this season.
At the Morecambe hide there were still at least 30 Avocets including young. There has been in excess of 70 on the saltmarshes. A single summer plumage Spotted Redshank showed briefly along with a Little Egret. There were reports of a Spoonbill in the area which I think I saw flying over whilst driving but couldn't stop to confirm it.
It seems a strange place to find Red Deer but they are there, with young, right in the middle of the reed beds.