Well, just about. Been laid up with my bad leg. I blame the whinchat but my wife seems to have a different opinion. Very frustrating. I looked through some of my July photos to see if I'd overlooked anything worth saving. Here's three. Let's call this bit:
A young pied wagtail at Bolton Abbey, a carrion crow and a white-winged black tern at Saltholme...
...which makes a nice link to my first venture out birding since 20th August. Back to Saltholme for curlew sandpiper [which had been frightened off by a harrier before I got there]. Not to worry. I went to the Alice's Tea Party area [I presume you all know where I mean - part way to the Wildlife Watchpoint] to photograph the juvenile black tern.
However the star attraction that replaced the curlew sand was a white-rumped sandpiper. Very pale individual. Also featured ruff, dunlin and blackwit. Here they all come.
Here's the white-rumped with one shot showing the slightly larger dunlin for comparison.