Each month we make ‘left-field’ outlandish predictions for the next big rarity to occur in the UK. Here are our tips for July, plus a brief brag about how we have done in the past... There have only been four Great Knots ever in the UK, and one in Ireland. This Irish bird (Dublin in 2004) and the two most recent UK records (Norfolk, 2014; Lancashire, 2004) all turned up in July. The other two were autumn birds. So, now is as good a time to check for a large, elongated Knot, with unusual plumage (lacking the brick red that most Knots have at this time of year).