Wednesday, 21 February 2018

A third Grey Heron nest is going up on the island. At present the first nest has a heron sitting on eggs, and the second is occupied but there is no sign of sitting yet.

A fourth pair of herons perched in a tree a couple of hundred yards along the shore. There is plenty of space for them on the island if they decide to nest as well.

A pair of Great Crested Grebes looked enviously at a Coot's well made nest. They sometimes creep up to these under water and steal twigs.

The Coot stood guard on the other side of the nest.

While a gardener poked debris out of the small waterfall in the Dell, the resident pair of Moorhens waited below for something interesting to wash over.

A Carrion Crow tried to get the lid off a plastic food container.

The flock of Redwings has moved to Kensington Gardens, where they were dashing around in the grass near the statue of Physical Energy.

One of them struggled to pull up a worm.

As well as the usual Wren on the path in the Flower Walk ...

... there was a Long-Tailed Tit.

The Wren spends so much time here that it can't just be picking up grit. There must be something edible here.

On the shore of the Serpentine, a Pied Wagtail had found a larva which was at least large enough to be visible.

Both Nuthatches were in the leaf yard waiting to be fed.

The approach of spring has brought out some flowers on the bushes in the Rose Garden. One of the Robins posed prettily.

The dull weather brightened a little in the afternoon, and the Little Owl near the Albert Memorial came out to the front of her hole.


  1. How very lovely the Robin sitting among the flowers!

    I don't think I've ever seen a Long-tailed Tit foraging on the floor before. They are so unfazed by humans.

    1. That's also an unusually calm Wren, When people come down the path, it waits till they are almost upon it before sauntering out of the way.

  2. Is it okay if I use the grebe picture for my laptop desktop background? It says so much. That and your caption made me laugh out loud.

    1. Yes, of course, please feel free to use any of my pictures.