A couple of hours trawling the patch with my brother Dave, in advance of his going to Iceland for 3 months later in the week, saw much as could be expected. ie not very much.
The male broad-bodied chaser was still holding territory and good numbers of painted ladies and speckled woods were much in evidence. A single distant darter species was the only other odanata bar the usual damselflies.
At Freeman's Pools all was well with the LRPs seemingly in good health.
Plenty of vocal lesser whitethroats around.
Despite the success of tits and such this year other young birds seem to be notable only by their absence.