A first view of one of the Little owlets in the tall lime tree on Buck Hill near the Henry Moore sculpture. Two were calling, so each of the three families of breeding Little Owls that we know of has two young. These ones are younger than the other two broods.
The male Little Owl in the chestnut tree was also available for viewing.
The lone Mute cygnet was following a female Mute Swan around the Serpentine. I don't think it's the cygnet's mother, and indeed she is probably no longer alive -- if so, the cygnet's behaviour is quite understandable.
Later it went back to the Black Swan, and the two rested side by side on the Lido restaurant terrace. When the Black Swan saw me photographing him, he immediately got up and came along for his customary digestive biscuit.
This is one of the three adopted Greylag goslings with its Canada stepbrothers or sisters.
A few feet away the other two were preening. Their wings are already well developed.
This male Pochard at Peter Pan is now the smartest drake on the lake. The males of all the other species of duck are in eclipse and looking sad and tatty, but this doesn't seem to happen to Pochards.
(Red-Crested Pochards do go into eclipse, but they are not closely related.)
There are now two Cormorants on the lake, and they are again fishing in the wire baskets neat the bridge, a sign that the young perch here are now large enough to interest them. Here one resurfaces streaming water after an unsuccessful attempt to catch a fish.
The Great Crested Grebes with three chicks on the Long Water seem to be finding enough fish on their side of the bridge.
The famous pigeon-eating Lesser Black-Backed Gull was finishing off another victim near the Triangle car park, a long way from his usual hunting ground. The Feral Pigeons here are not used to his behaviour, and less wary and easier to catch.
Some parts of the grass in the park are regularly mown, others are left to grow long. The edges of the patches of long grass are a hunting ground for Blackbirds and other thrushes, which can hop easily across the short grass, looking into the long grass where there may be insects and other edible creatures.
The riot of thistles poking through the railings on the west side of the Long Water have attracted a lot of bees. This is a Buff-Tailed Bumblebee.