The male Little Owl from the oak tree near the Albert Memorial was on a branch in the place where the owlets have usually been, but there was no sound of owlets. Have they been thrown out to fend for themselves?
The male Little Owl in the chestnut tree near the leaf yard has certainly dumped his owlets, which were a bit older. He was on his favourite branch, more visible than usual because the wind was blowing the leaves out of the way.
The Great Crested Grebe family near the bridge were out on the open water.
The family from the nest near Peter Pan were under a bush beside the Vista, but the male and two chicks showed themselves for a moment.
The Black Swan was paying occasional visits to his adopted cygnet at the Diana fountain landing stage. But mostly he was cruising around idly menacing the Mute Swans. He seems to be becoming more aggressive again, perhaps in defence of the cygnet.
The pigeon-eating Lesser Black-Backed Gull pair were near the Lido with a young gull following them and begging for food. They took no notice of it.
This happened last year too, and I could never work out whether it was really theirs, or just an immature gull trying its luck. But certainly the female hasn't been seen for some time, and may have been nesting somewhere -- possibly even on the Dell restaurant roof.
A young Reed Warbler came out of the reeds near the bridge and posed obligingly. The young ones are not shy, and are much easier to photograph than adults.
A Starling perched on a umbrella at the Lido restaurant , waiting to swoop on leftovers on a vacated table.
A good day for insects. This is a hoverfly, and I thought it was Chrysotoxum cautum, which has no English name. As you can see, it's a wasp mimic.
Update: David Element has identified it as Myathropa florea.
A Common Darter dragon was hunting over the duckweed in the Long Water near the Italian Garden.
I was puzzled by this black dragonfly on the tarmac near the bridge, but think it's a female Black-Tailed Skimmer.
A fine Red Admiral butterfly was resting casually in the middle of a path near the Albert Memorial. People had to step round it.