Stayed local today - the Curlew Sandpiper at Hauxley was tempting but that would have been an hour's time and diesel and only an hour for the birds.
Beehive Flash was quiet for birds, mayhem for dragonflies and their cousins. At least three Emperors and mnay more species.
Birdwise - three Lapwing. two Redshank, one Mute Swan and one Moorhen, with hirundines over.
Backworth Flash had three Redshank, corvids, seven Canada Geese (parents plus five), two Mute Swan, a Tree Sparrow, Pied Wagtails and a Green Sandpiper.
Arcot on the way home was very quiet, with Moorhens, Coots, two Mute Swans, Mallards, Teal, five Canadas (Dad, Mum and three), five Crows (parents plus three), one Common Tern and one Grey Heron and most interesting, a Red-eared Terrapin sunning itself on a log. S/he's a cracker, 10' round with limbs like tennis rackets!