Sunday 27 December 2015

The Teal appeared again at the north end of the Long Water again after ten days out of sight. He is now completely adult in appearance.

There was also a Cormorant hoovering up fish under the parapet of the Italian Garden.

The Black Swan and his girlfriend were cruising around near the Diana fountain.

A Greylag Goose was washing near the Lido.

Several pairs of Egyptian Geese were flying around Kensington Gardens checking possible nest sites in hollow trees.

A Wood Pigeon was looking for berries against an unseasonal background of blossom brought on by the mild weather.

A Grey Heron was preening on the roof of one of the small boathouses.

At the end of the roof a Carrion Crow was keeping a lookout from one of the wooden spikes. When it saw me coming it called to its companions and they all came in from the surrounding trees to beg for peanuts.

There were six Jackdaws near the Henry Moore sculpture, running around in the grass looking for worms. These too came over to be fed. A few months ago we reckoned that the total number of these recently returned birds was up to nine. It looks as if there are more now.


  1. Hi Ralph - coming in from Germany on Jan 7 to get some pics of London birds; any chance of meeting you that afternoon or on 8th/9th? I have this vision that you will march ahead of me w/ bag o' peanuts, and all I have to do is press the shutter button... LOL

    1. I'll certainly be there on both days and would be glad to see you. Please tell me when you'll be coming in nearer the time.

    2. Sweet! :-) Thx for replying, Ralph, I appreciate it! I don't have internet access while I'm there so will post again Jan 4 or 5 replying to your latest effort by then. (Luv this blog, BTW!) Cheers, Andie