Lethergy rules. I'm not coping with the continuing high temperatures very well to be honest. Horse flies, stinging nettles etc. have put me off some of my regular walks. A Great spotted Woodpecker was a welcome visitor to the garden and Swift numbers (max. 12) have increased in recent days. A notable lack of small birds though, probably due to Magpies, Jackdaws and Grey Squirrels.
But then, through the gloom, Brandon Marsh, as it has many times in the past, comes up with some welcome relief in the form of a Pectoral Sandpiper. A welcome Trans-Atlantic visitor.
Pectoral Sandpiper, Brandon Marsh