The Common Tern which has been on the Round Pond moved down to the Italian Garden today. The algae have now been cleared from three of the ponds -- a long and messy job -- and the tern can see that they are full of small perch just the right size.
I was right about the Great Crested Grebe family near Peter Pan having chicks. They have three. The family made its first appearance near the Vista.
The older family had moved towards the bridge, probably after a territorial face-off.
The young grebe from the island was fishing in a desultory way along the south side of the Serpentine.
Near the landing stage, the Black Swan was staring fondly at the Mute cygnet, occasionally uttering little squeaks to encourage it.
The lone Mallard duckling was at Peter Pan with its mother. It is now large enough to have a good chance of survival.
The young Starlings are beginning to grow their adult plumage. This one has a small patch of iridescent feathers on its chest.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker perched on top of the Little Owls' chestnut tree near the leaf yard.
The male Little Owl was in it. He was visited for a few seconds by his mate, who is on the right of this fine picture taken by Tom. Although she is larger than him, she is sitting lower.
Near the Albert Memorial, one of the Little owlets stared down from a horse chestnut tree.
Its mother was in an oak, hard to see with the light behind her.
One more owl: the people at Bluebird Boats are using this plastic bird scarer to keep gulls off their boats. Its wings flap in the wind, giving it an appearance of life. It seems to be working for the time being, but it is already beginning to fall to pieces, and probably the gulls will discover the deception before it disintegrates.