A Grey Heron came in to land on a branch. Here it is with the brakes full on for a neat landing. You can see from the way the feathers are lifting on its wing that it's stalled and no longer creating lift.
Herons are very light for their size even by the standards of birds, weighing about 3lb on average. It seems odd that they need such enormous wings.
Later the heron went up to the edge of the Italian Garden and caught a perch.
A Mute Swan came charging down the Serpentine in a takeoff run.
No sooner had it got airborne than it changed its mind and came down again.
A Great Crested Grebe chick felt that its father wasn't feeding it fast enough, and gave him a sharp prod.
The adult is indisputably male, as you can see from his wide top crest. But there is a lot of overlap between the sexes and you can't always be sure.
A black lime tree neat the Dell restaurant was absolutely packed with Starlings.
A flight of Long-Tailed Tits made its way through the small trees on the edge of the Serpentine.
A Robin stared at the camera from a variegated holly bush in the Flower Walk.
The female Little Owl near the leaf yard was deep inside the chestnut tree. She looked rather irritably at me over the top of a branch and went back to sleep.
Otherwise it was rather a slow day, so here are three good photographs taken yesterday by Mike Meilack.
The female Kestrel was back in Kensington Gardens. A Magpie.stared at her impudently.
A Grey Wagtail perched on the wall of the Sunken Garden.
There are a lot of Dunnocks in the shrubberies here. This one cme out on the tarmac path, where its all-purpose camouflage makes it almost as inconspicuous as when it is in the dead leaves under a bush.