The ice on the Serpentine had thickened, and a Mute Swan was just able to walk on it, slipping a good deal ...
... until he came to a thin patch and fell through.
Then he had to climb up on the ice again.
A Shoveller was also struggling to get on to the ice...
... and so was a Coot.
Later the ice melted a bit, leaving clear water under the dead willow tree where the Kingfisher has been perching. But now there were two Cormorants on the lower branches.
The Kingfisher moved to the other side of the Italian Garden, where it could be seen quite close from the path.
Not all the Great Crested Grebes have left. There was one fishing in the patch of open water next to the island.
A pair of Rose-Ringed Parakeets were on the horse ride beside the Serpentine, eating ice. Perhaps it was a new experience for them.
The wagtails are having a hard time finding bugs in the cold weather. The young Grey Wagtail -- which seems to be the only one in the park now -- was going all round the lake, and we saw it in three places. Here it is running along the edge of the Serpentine.
It came on to the balcony of the Dell restaurant and ran around under the benches, although some people were sitting there. Normally it is a very shy bird, so it must have been hungry.
There was also a female Pied Wagtail on the restaurant terrace.
The female Little Owl was in her usual hole in the oak tree near the Albert Memorial.
Late there was a spell of hazy sunlight, and the female Little Owl in the lime tree made the most of it.