Saturday 16 May 2015

Two young Starlings were looking out of their nest hole in a plane tree next to the small boathouses. Their bright yellow bill, which opens into a yellow gape, stimulates their parents to feed them.

A family of Long-Tailed Tits was in a tree on the south side of the Serpentine. Here is one of the young ones. Their orange eyelids blush red with excitement when they see a parent bringing food.

There was a new family of Egyptian Geese with six young at the island.

The three Mandarin ducklings had survived another night of their perilous existence.

Watching the Moorhen nest on the post near the bridge, I had wondered whether it was always the female who was sitting on the eggs. The other bird never seemed to bring food, only twigs and leaves for the nest. The answer revealed today is that they change places, so that the other bird can go off and feed.

The beautiful pink hawthorn blossom attracted a Ring-Necked Parakeet, not to admire it but to eat it.

The female Chaffinch was waiting for me in the Little Owls' tree, and came to my hand several times for food.

The Little Owl himself was plainly visible, but had his back to the light.


  1. Fantastic photo of the parakeet Ralph. I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but what type of camera do you use?

    1. All these pictures were taken with a Pentax K-3 and a Sigma 150-500mm zoom lens.