The autumn berries are beginning to turn red. Not that this is particularly important to a Robin in a hawthorn bush ...
... or a Long-Tailed Tit in a holly tree, as both of them were looking for insects.
So were the two Nuthatches in the leaf yard, seen here in the dark shade of a bush on a dark grey morning.
It was raining and rather windy when I went out, and I didn't expect to see either of the Little Owls near the leaf yard. But the female was sheltering deep inside the foliage of her usual tree, and it was just possible to see her.
This Magpie near the leaf yard got a peanut from me when it was young, and hasn't forgotten. It now appears straight in front of me looking hopeful, and indeed is impossible to resist.
The Red Crested Pochard drakes are regrowing their showy breeding plumage.
The Moorhen family in the Dell were in a little heap on the grass. Their second, third and fourth nests have now disintegrated, while the original one where the chicks nest is still intact. This shows that Moorhens take much greater care in building the nest where they are going to lay their eggs, and the later ones are just temporary resting places.
The spreading growth of duckweed in the Long Water has attracted a lot of Mallards, which were doing their best to clear it.
A young Great Crested Grebe was under the balcony of the Dell restaurant, peering down to see if there were any fish.
The number of Starlings in the park is steadily increasing. Perhaps there are 400 in this flock.
I went to St James's Park to look for our Black Swan, and found only a different one which has been there for some time.
But there were plenty of Little Grebes. Why do St James's Park and Regent's Park have so many when we are lucky to see a couple every few months? This one was under the bridge ...
... in exactly the spot where, looking up, you can see my favourite London view.
The buildings are the Horse Guards in Whitehall and, behind it, the former National Liberal Club.