Best was perhaps this Stag Beetle found on the 'dog walk' path...
An elegant beast!
Whites Creek had the usual Redshanks, Gulls and some summer plumaged Black Tailed Godwits and a few rather tatty Lapwings...
The resident family of Canada Geese were near the sluice gate .
A few Reed Warblers were seen in the reedbed surrounding Breech Pool and a solitary Snipe was seen briefly at the far end and a pair of Common Terns were present, briefly.
On the return journey a family of Whitethroats were seen suggesting successful breeding but not much else!
So, July is quiet for birds and birder alike!