There was no sign of the owlets, which were probably inside the hole. They are younger than the ones near the leaf yard. One of these could be seen today in the nest tree.
On another branch just below, its father stared at me suspiciously over his shoulder.
The Mistle Thrushes to the east of the Albert Memorial have probably lost one brood to the ever present Magpies, since they were seen gathering worms to feed a new brood. Here is one of them enjoying some early berries.
The teenage Mandarin at the Vista, having known nothing but admiration from humans all its short life, is very tame. Here it is eating peanuts out of Paul's hand.
The Bar-Headed Goose was swimming briskly from the island to the east end of the Serpentine. It came ashore to be given a few bits of biscuit.
But it was outdone in speed by the Black Swan, who raced over to be given his customary biscuit when he saw me on the shore.
The dominant female swan on the Long Water, leading her cygnets around, furiously chased some Greylag Geese away from the Vista. Then she went for the Mallards. This drake lost several feathers when she seized him.
The Coots on the post near Peter Pan were decorating their dangerous nest with a glittering gold snack packet.
The Great Crested Grebe chick came right out out into the middle of the lake. It looked on enviously as its parent caught a large perch to small to feed to the chick, and it the fish itself.
Here are two mystery pictures. The first is some mushrooms growing on a tree root north of the Round Pond. They are shown next to a pound coin to give an idea of their size. I can't find anything like them on any of the identification pages.
Update: Mario tells me that it's a Poplar Fieldcap, Agrocybe cylindracea. It's growing on a long bit of exposed root of uncertain ownership, but not a poplar.
I thought they looked alarmingly like those of a nine-year-old child, and hope to be proved wrong.