A trip to South Gare and walk out to the rocks about an hour before high tide. Sandwich, little, common and roseate terns all well seen. There is a little tern in this photo but its bill isn't visible. You can recognize it by its size, I think. Sandwich time!
Linnet in the Bomb Hole
Whitethroat there too on the bench
Pilot boat returning from duty
I moved on heading for Greatham Creek. Waders and a seal on the sand by the road bridge.
Some of the fragrant orchids I'd seen a couple of weeks earlier were still looking well.
Carline thistle - before and after!
A really strongly growing patch of eyebright
Small heath butterfly
Small skipper [rather a dark one]
Shelduck on pool
Common terns on pool nearest the road [from 'bus stop' shelter]
Amazed to find an empty hide when I arrived at Scaling Dam about lunchtime. Osprey overhead - i strolled back to the car for the camera...
The dive and catch took place at the far side of the reservoir - a long way from the hide. If you know the site you'll realise the camera did well to pull off these nearly sharp shots of the osprey taking a fish.