After a quiet June, the only notable occurrence being an unseasonal Scaup 18th-21st, July has started better. Thus 9th July produced 90 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 11 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper and a first-summer Grey Plover. The latter caused quite a stir when news of its arrival was telephoned through to my office. Described as "very white underneath with very long, pale legs (yellow was mentioned)", thoughts of White-tailed Lapwing sprang to mind. Unfortunately these were not confirmed upon closer inspection!