I had a new garden tick last weekend and one that slightly surprised me as my back garden is surrounded by high fencing. The species that turned up was a pair of Pheasants the female was present for an hour before departing but the male was seen on and off over the weekend.
Male Little Tern's are still bringing food for the females, some have yet to start incubating.
This female Little Tern shows signs that she is still carrying eggs.
Summer plumaged Turnstone's are beautiful little wader.
I was shocked to here that a bird watcher with no fieldcraft and understanding of how birds behave who had flushed the terns as he paddled towards them decided to post a photo of me online accusing me of disturbing the birds. These terns are accustomed to some disturbance but some as you see below could be more problematic. Just by standing still the birds are confident enough to go through their courtship display getting closer and closer until flushe normally by a large gull looking to take a Sand Eel.