There are still quite a few Cormorants on the lake, though the number is falling as fish become scarcer. They were fishing near the bridge. This one made a tremendous leap out of the water on to a post, falling off once and trying again successfully.
Some Mute Swans came hastily under the bridge from the Long Water, as the dominant male cruised up behind with wings raised in threat.
A small group of Red-Crested Pochards were dozing next to the island.
A pair of Great Crested Grebes were alternately fishing and saluting each other on the Serpentine.
One of them caught a fish.
A Moorhen climbed to the top of a reed raft at the east end of the lake.
Whatever these shaggy plants are, they are quite stiff. A Grey Heron, which weighs about 3 lb, can stand on them too.
The usual Lesser Black-Backed Gull was enjoying a early lunch of a late pigeon.
A Black-Headed Gull was struggling with a less appetising meal, a piece of sliced bread that was so stale that it was completely rigid.
A Wood Pigeon was bathing in the little pool at the top of the Dell waterfall.
A Song Thrush visited the rowan tree on Buck Hill ...
... joining the more usual Mistle Thrushes ...
... and a solitary Ring-Necked Parakeet.
The female Little Owl at the Albert Memorial had come out on to a branch of the oak tree.